April 26, 2018 | Cedar Rapids | DoubleTree Convention Center

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2017 Eastern Iowa Conference recap

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Rockwell Collins

2018 Presenting Sponsor

The Speakers

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Chris Carfi

Chris Carfi

Christopher Carfi heads up global content marketing for GoDaddy. Over his career, he spent nearly ten years as part of the advanced technology group at Andersen Consulting/Accenture; has headed up product, marketing, and product marketing groups at a number of early stage companies, has been a startup founder; and was part of the early team at Ant’s Eye View, which was acquired by PriceWaterhouseCoopers. He joined GoDaddy in 2014. He holds a degree in computer science from Northwestern University and an MBA from Carnegie Mellon, is originally from Chicago, and currently lives in Silicon Valley with his family. You can follow him on Twitter at @ccarfi.

 

Ginger Zee, Chief Meteorologist, ABC News

Ginger Zee, Chief Meteorologist, ABC News

Ginger Zee is the chief meteorologist at ABC News. You see her covering the nation’s weather headlines on Good Morning America and across all ABC News broadcasts and digital platforms.  Ginger has also been very candid about her very personal, crippling battle with depression, writing the book,  Natural Disaster:  I Cover Them.  I Am One.”

Zee also hosts an ABC News original digital series, Food Forecast, focused on climate and its impact on agriculture. Ginger has covered almost every major weather event and dozens of historic storms for the past fifteen years—from Hurricane Katrina to Hurricane Sandy; from the Colorado floods and wildfires to the aftermath of tornadoes all over the nation, but most memorably those in Moore and El Reno, Oklahoma; and from blizzards in Boston to record-breaking heat in Death Valley. She not only shares her passion for meteorology but, more important, presents the human side of these storms. Having storm-chased since college, Ginger has a genuine passion for the atmosphere and a dedication to getting young people interested in science. She lends her voice to Dr. Zephyr Skye, the storm-chasing alien of Disney Junior’s hit show Miles from Tomorrowland. Additionally, Ginger and her husband, Ben Aaron, star in Renovation Realities: Ben and Ginger on DIY Network.  

The Emmy Award-winning meteorologist attended Valparaiso University and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in meteorology. She served as an adjunct professor at her alma mater from 2008 to 2011. Ginger also holds the Certified Broadcast Meteorologist seal from the American Meteorological Society. She resides in New York City with her husband and son.

 

Joanne Lipman

Joanne Lipman

Joanne Lipman is Chief Content Officer of Gannett, and Editor-in-Chief of USA TODAY and the USA TODAY NETWORK, comprising the flagship publication plus 109 local news organizations including the Detroit Free Press, Cincinnati Enquirer, Arizona Republic, and Des Moines Register

Lipman began her career as a reporter for The Wall Street Journal, ultimately rising to deputy managing editor – the first woman to attain that post—and supervising coverage that won three Pulitzer Prizes. While at the Journal, she created Weekend Journal and Personal Journal and oversaw creation of the paper’s Saturday edition. She subsequently was founding editor-in-chief of Conde Nast Portfolio magazine and portfolio.com, which won Loeb and National Magazine Awards.

Lipman is a frequent public speaker and has appeared as a commentator on ABC, NBC, CNN, CNBC, PBS and other networks.  Her work has been published by outlets including The New York Times, Time, Newsweek and Harvard Business Review. She is co-author, with Melanie Kupchynsky, of the acclaimed music memoir “Strings Attached.”

A winner of the Matrix Award for women in communications, Lipman is also a member of the Yale University Council, the Council on Foreign Relations, and is an International Media Leader for the World Economic Forum as well as a member of the Knight Foundation Commission on Truth, Media and Democracy. She sits on boards including Spirited Media, the World Editors Forum, Yale Daily News and the advisory boards of Breastcancer.org and the Yale School of Music. She and her husband live in New York City and are the parents of two children.

Additional Information

Explore all the conference has to offer

7 - 8:30 a.m.

CEO Forum (invitation only) 

7 - 8:30 a.m.

Registration 

8 - 8:30 a.m.

Student Track Welcome & Orientation - Student Track attendees only 

8:45 a.m.

Conference Opening Remarks 

9 - 10 a.m.

Keynote Speaker: Joanne Lipman, Chief Content Officer of Gannett, and Editor-in-Chief of USA TODAY and the USA TODAY Network

10 - 10:30 a.m.

Break / Marketplace 

10:30 - 11:30 a.m.

Breakout Sessions

 

11:45 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Networking Lunch / Marketplace

1:15 - 2:15 p.m.

Keynote Speaker: Christopher Carfi, Director of Global Content Marketing at GoDaddy

2:15 - 2:45 p.m.

Break / Marketplace

2:45 - 3:45 p.m.

Keynote Speaker: Ginger Zee, Chief Meteorologist for ABC News and Good Morning America 

3:45 - 4 p.m.

Closing & Conference Adjournment

4 - 4:30 p.m.

Student Track Session Wrap-Up - Student Track attendees only

Last chance to visit the Marketplace 

IWLC Student Track 

IWLC's Student Track programs are designed to assist aspiring young women to take a meaningful step on their leadership journey and learn more about women’s leadership and career preparation. As a conference attendee, undergraduate students have access to locally and nationally known women leaders with invaluable expertise and an opportunity to network with hundreds of professionals within their own community.  

IWLC is committed to providing the right development opportunities, leadership programs and education to give aspiring young women a chance to own their success. 

They will meet as a cohort for orientation before the program, attend general conference programming, then meet at the end of the day to share takeaways.


Registration

Registration for the student track is available online here, or you may print out the registration form and mail it to:

The University of Iowa

Center for Conferences

250 CEF

Iowa City, IA 52242-0907

 

IWLC is committed to making our events accessible to as many individuals as possible -- and the IWLC Scholarship Program exists to make that happen. Applicants are eligible to receive a one-time scholarship to attend an IWLC event. Once a scholarship has been awarded, individuals are not eligible for future scholarships.

IWLC Eastern Iowa Conference attendees have two scholarship opportunities for the April 2018 conference:

Application for Conference Professional Track scholarship

THE DEADLINE FOR THE FULL DAY PROFESSIONAL TRACK WILL BE MONDAY, MARCH 19.

Application for Student Track scholarship 

THE DEADLINE FOR THE STUDENT TRACK WILL BE TUESDAY, APRIL 3.

General Application Notes: Application materials received after the above posted scholarship deadlines will not be considered. Application forms must be individually submitted for each event.

Email all application materials to: scholarships@iwlcleads.org

GRANTS FOR DIVERSITY & INCLUSION 

Sponsored by: Cedar Rapids Bank & Trust 

 

Iowa Women Lead Change is intentional about ensuring our programming is relevant to diverse communities.  We are working to ensure our speakers and topics address the challenges and opportunities in a diverse workforce.  In order to do that, we are reaching out to those who offer a diversity of thought regardless of financial ability to attend the conference.  

Diversity & Inclusion Student Application

For more information:

 Phone: 319-573-0667.

Email: scholarships@iwlcleads.org

If you are interested in making a tax-deductible donation to support the IWLC Scholarship Program, please send your personal or business check, payable to IWLC, to:

IWLC

Alliant Tower

200 First Street SE Suite 2100

Cedar Rapids, IA 52401

Exhibit Space Available

Registration information and form may be found here

We hope you will take advantage of this unique opportunity to market exclusively to women.

Exhibiting at IWLC is:

  • a great way to showcase women-centric companies and organizations in Eastern Iowa and beyond to more than 900+ women
  • a great way for attendees to learn about companies and nonprofit organizations that market to and provide services to women

IWLC reserves the right to select exhibitors based on interest and content for our conference participants. An exhibitor is not guaranteed a spot at the conference until it receives confirmation from the IWLC Exhibit Committee. Automated registration confirmation from the UI Center for Conferences is does not indicate that the exhibitor has been guaranteed a spot. Iowa-based companies and organizations, as well as previous exhibitors, will receive preference when exhibit location is determined.

Exhibitor Options 

Booth Exhibitors: $225

  • 10’ x 10’ Booth
  • Includes signage, pipe & drape, 8-foot table, two chairs, & wastebasket

Premium Table Exhibitors: $225

  • Located in the first three rows by the hallway where all conference attendees pass to make their way from registration into the main conference hall
  • 8’ Table
  • Includes two chairs, pipe and drape behind, table top sign, wastebasket

 Business Table Exhibitor: $175

  • 8’ Table
  • Includes two chairs, pipe and drape behind, table top sign, wastebasket

 Nonprofit Table Exhibitors: $150

  • 8’ Table
  • Includes two chairs, pipe and drape behind, table top sign, wastebasket

If this is the first time you have registered on-line with the Center for Conferences you will not have a log-in ID or password until you create your account. Clink on the line "create an account" and proceed. If you have questions regarding this process, please contact UICC at: 800-551-9020 or 319-335-4141.

If you don't want to register online you may print the registration form here and follow the directions to submit. 

Mail the Exibihitor Registration Form to:

University of Iowa Center for Conferences

250 CEF

Iowa City, IA 52242-0907

 

Phone: 1.800.551.9029  or 319.335.4141
Fax: 319.335.4039

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa sponsored events.  If you are a person with a disability who requires an accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact the University of Iowa Center for Conferences at 1 800 551 9029.  The University of Iowa prohibits discrimination in employment, educational programs, and activities on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, disability, genetic information, status as a U.S. veteran, service in the U.S. military, sexual orientation, gender identity, associational preferences, or any other classification that deprives the person of consideration as an individual. 

If you're interested in giving the gift of an IWLC conference to the leader in your life, contact Eastern Iowa Regional Manager, Aileen Black.

General Conference Registration (women and men) opens January 2, 2018        REGISTER HERE

Individual Registration

Early Bird Rate (Jan. 2 - Mar. 1): $225 per person 

Regular Rate (Mar. 2 - Apr. 26): $250 per person 

Tables of Ten 

Early Bird Rate (Jan. 2 - Mar. 1): $2250 per Table of Ten 

Regular Rate (Mar. 2 - Apr. 26): $2500 per Table of Ten 

*Reserved seating will only be available for Complimentary Sponsor Seats and Groups of 10. Groups of 10 will have a reserved table with their company name. Seating is not reserved for the Networking Luncheon. 

Student Track Conference Registration Fees Register Here

Individual Student Registration: $99/student 

Table of Ten Students Registration: $990 

STUDENT ADVISORS: Buy 9 student registrations & get YOUR REGISTRATION free!

9 students + 1 advisor = $891 for the table 

If this is the first time you have registered online with Center for Conferences you will not have a log-in ID or password until you create your account. Click on the line "create an account" and proceed. If you have questions regarding this process, please contact UICC at the numbers listed below. 

If you don't want to register online you may download the Professional Track Registration Form and the Student Track Registration Form and mail them to: 

University of Iowa Center for Conferences

250 CEF

Iowa City, IA 52242-0907

Phone: 1.800.551.9029  or 319.335.4141
Fax: 319.335.4039 

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa sponsored events.  If you are a person with a disability who requires an accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact the University of Iowa Center for Conferences at 1 800 551 9029.  The University of Iowa prohibits discrimination in employment, educational programs, and activities on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, disability, genetic information, status as a U.S. veteran, service in the U.S. military, sexual orientation, gender identity, associational preferences, or any other classification that deprives the person of consideration as an individual. 

Refund Policy

If registration for this event is cancelled on or before Tuesday, April 17, the registration fee will be refunded less a $30 handling fee for individual registrations. No refunds can be made for later notification. Substitutions are allowed if received on or before Friday, April 20. There will be no refunds for Table of Ten cancellations. 

 

2018 Eastern Iowa Steering Committee

Cristiane AbouAssaly, Bankers Trust

Aileen Black, IWLC

Amy Clefisch, Rockwell Collins

Darci Dorfler, Rockwell Collins

Brenda Koppes, Farm Credit Services of America 

Jane Lindemann, Bizfitters

Andrea McVay, Bankers Trust

Anna Milbach, US Bank

Cindy Nodorft, Transamerica

Tiffany O'Donnell, IWLC

Nichole Rinholen, Lil' Drug 

Leah Rodenberg, Alliant Energy

Jenn Smith, ACT

Heather Wild, US Bank 

2018 Endorsement Council

Lydia Brown, Ryan Companies

Lee Clancey, Former Mayor City of Cedar Rapids

Pat Deignan, President, Bankers Trust

Debi Durham, Director, Iowa Economic Development Authority 

Laurie Hamen, President, Mount Mercy University

Larry Helling, President, Cedar Rapids Bank and Trust 

Lura McBride, CEO, Van Meter Inc.

Lindsay McGrath, General Manager, McGrath Automotive 

Linda Mattes, Vice President Energy Delivery, Alliant Energy

Sen. Liz Mathis, State Senator

Kate Minette, Retired, Senior Vice President of Scoring, Pearson

Ambassador Sally Novetske, Former U.S. Ambassador to Malta 

Lon Olejniczak, 1st & 10 Consulting

Mary Ann Osborne, Vice President, UnityPoint Health   

Anne Parmley, Managing Director, National Assessment Services, Pearson

Jeff Pomeranz, City Manager, City of Cedar Rapids

Nancy Quellhorst, University of Iowa Foundation 

Randy Ramlo, Chairman and CEO, UFG 

“The range of businesses represented at the conference is huge. There are sole proprietorships; there are Fortune 500 companies. You can go to the conference and learn from people in all different walks of life. Gaining contacts, gaining insights, gaining new ideas, and learning new ways to think about things – new perspectives – was just groundbreaking for me.”

-SOFIA MEHAFFEY, DIRECTOR OF COMMUNITY HEALTH AND NUTRITION, HORIZONS: A FAMILY SERVICE ALLIANCE

“IWLC has an annual Eastern Iowa conference. The speakers, the information, the motivation and inspiration of other successful women have made a difference for me professionally.”

-JOYCE FINCH, PRIVATE MORTGAGE BANKER, WELLS FARGO HOME MORTGAGE

"The IWLC conferences reinforce and reenergize my confidence and desire to face any challenge, succeed, and aim for my goals. Each speaker has their own inspiring, wonderful story. I have opportunities to network with women with diverse career and industry backgrounds."

-TASHA REISZ, CPA, ASSURANCE DIRECTOR, MCGLADREY LLP

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