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BPW / NC 2017 State Conference Registration

  • 23 Jun 2017
  • 24 Jun 2017
  • Rocky Mount, NC

BPW/NC 2017 Annual Convention

The two-day event, which takes place on June 23 and 24, 2017, includes dynamic speakers, interesting stories, and thought provoking discussions.

This event is an amazing opportunity for business and professional women to expand their network, enhance their professional skills, and explore new ideas. Learn more about yourself and what Business and Professional Women (BPW/NC) can do for you.


You can’t miss one moment of this event!

BASIC Frequently Asked Questions for State Convention


Building Powerful Women: Making Connections


June 23-24, 2017


This is a tentative schedule, subject to change.

Thursday, June 22, 2017

6pm Dinner with board members, not included in the convention fees. Then, Downtown Live @ Imperial Center, Rocky Mount featuring "Spare Change" of Mount Olive, NC.

Convention Starts Friday!

Friday, June 23, 2017

8:30am - 11:45am Pre-Convention meetings

9:00am-9:30am Board of Trustees Meeting, Stonewall Room

9:30am-10:00am Federation Board of Directors Meeting, Stonewall Room

9:45am-11:45am Young Careerist Interviews, Suite 106

10:00am - 11:45am - Check-in at Registration Desk

10:15am-11:15am Foundation Board Meeting, Stonewall Room

11:15am-12:00pm Break

12:00pm-12:05pm President's Welcome/Host Club Welcome

Posting of the Colors by the ROTC

Pledge of Allegiance Assembly

Collect Assembly

Welcome to Rocky Mount, The Honorable David Combs, Mayor of Rocky Mount

12:00pm-1:00pm Lunch 

1:00pm-1:20pm Young Careerist's speeches

1:20-1:30pm Break

1:30pm-2:45pm Civic Involvement, Pat Adams

Being a Female Candidate, The Honorable 

Dr. Bobbie J. Richardson

2:45pm-3:00pm Break

3:00pm-4:00pm Federation Business Meeting

4:00pm-6:30pm Break, relax by the pool, go shopping, take a nap!

5:25pm-6:25pm First timers meet with the President and Vice President in the Hospitality Suite

6:30pm-9:00pm Pig and Chicken Picking Dinner by the Gazebo, with Entertainment by Linda Ripke Front Porch Music, Hosted by Nashville BPW

9:00pm-11:00pm Hospitality suite open

Saturday, June 24, 2017

7:00am Walk for Women Warriors

8:00am - 9:00am Check-in at Registration Desk

8:00am-9:00am Lite breakfast included with your room rental in the Chavis Room

8:00am-9:00am Golden Key Breakfast (Past State Presidents) Stonewall Room II

9:00am-9:05 Welcome, President and Host Club 

9:05am-10:05am Foundation Meeting

10:10am-10:30am Memorial Service

10:30am-11:20am Finances, Sherlon Page of Edward Jones

11:20am-11:30am Break

11:30am-1:30pm Keynote Speaker, Dr. Patrice Alexander 57th BPW/NC President, Introduction by Mary P. Wells, 67th BPW/NC president

1:30pm-1:45pm Break

1:45pm-2:15pm Speaker-Cyber Risk Management

2:15pm-2:30pm Break

2:30pm-4:00pm Officer Training

Presidents and Vice Presidents-Varnell Kinnin

Secretaries-Michelle Evans

Treasurers-Linda Hardy

Marketing, Membership, and Public Relations-TBD


4:00pm-6:30pm Break, Relax, take a dip in the pool, go shopping!

6:30pm-8:30pm Banquet at Benvenue Country Club

7:30pm-8:30pm Installation Ceremony, Announcement of Young Carrerist and Career Woman of the Year winners

8:30pm-8:40pm Invitation to 2018 Convention

9:00pm-11:00pm Hospitality Suite Open

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Breakfast is included with your room rental for up to 4 people.

Transition meeting time and location to be determined.   


Join us! for a weekend filled with rich opportunities to grow both as an individual and as a BPW/NC member!!

Overnight Accommodations:

The link below will take you to the hotel registration page.

The rooms are $99 to $129/night plus tax. 

Deadline to reserve a hotel room is May 26, 2017. 

Reserve your room today here

Register for Convention by clicking the blue button below

Convention Registration Policy: 
Registration on-site will be open only if space is available.

Convention Refund/Cancellation Policy:
Individual cancellation requests must be made in writing to the BPW/NC President, Marsha Riibner-Cady, 103 Weir Point Dr. Manteo, NC 27954 or Email: no later than June 15, 2017. 

Cancellation requests received after June 15, 2017 will forfeit all fees. Please note that your registration may be transferred to someone else if you find you are unable to attend convention.

 By attending this event you acknowledge and understand that photographs and video may be taken during the event and acknowledge and understand that you hereby grant the North Carolina Federation of Business & Professional Women's Club, Incorporated a perpetual, worldwide, royalty-free right to use your image or likeness for any lawful purpose relating to marketing of future events, in any media, without right of prior approval of the use.


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