BPW/NC 2016 Annual Convention

  • 24 Jun 2016
  • 9:00 AM
  • 25 Jun 2016
  • 11:00 PM
  • Marriott Research Triangle Park


(depends on selected options)

Base fee:
  • Career Woman of the Year Candidate's Registration Fee is provided by BPW/NC. Hotel and travel arrangements are not included.
  • YC Candidate's Registration Fee is provided by BPW/NC. Hotel and travel arrangements are not included.
  • Event signage + 1 attendee and bus. card ad
  • Event signage + 2 attendees +1/2 page ad
  • Event signage +1 attendee and 1/4 page ad
  • Saturday 9am-5pm
    Includes registration for all events on Saturday and lunch.
    All evening activities are excluded at this rate.
  • Scholarship Recipient lunch is covered by BPW/NC Foundation. Please select your lunch below. If the recipient would like to bring a guest there will be a charge. Please select those below under Saturday luncheon.

Registration is closed

Registration is now closed.  Contact Jo Naylor convention chair at jocnaylor@yahoo.com for more information.

The two-day event, which takes place on June 24 and 25, 2016, 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 24-25, 2016


PreConvention meeting, not included in the convention fees.

Thursday, June 23, 2016

7:00pm dinner with the Executive Committee, all attendees that are available are welcome to join the executive committee for dinner and socializing. 

Convention Starts Friday!

Friday, June 24,2016

7:30am - 11:45am Pre-Convention meetings

9:00am-11:15am Board Meetings & Young Careerist Interviews

9:00am-9:30am Board of Trustees Meeting

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

9:45am-11:45am Young Careerist Interviews

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

10:15am-11:15am Foundation Board Meeting

11:15am-12:00pm Break

12:00pm-12:05pm President's Welcome

12:00pm-1:00pm Caesar Salad & Baked Potato Lunch Buffet 

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

1:20-1:45pm Break

1:45pm-2:45pm Personal Development Speaker, Pat Williams with TRP (Totally Responsible Person)

2:50pm-3:50pm Professional Development: Dr. Harriett Edwards "If the Shoe Fits..."

3:50pm-4:00pm Break

4:00pm-5:00pm Federation Business Meeting

5:00pm-6:30pm Break, relax by the pool, go shopping, take a nap!

6:30pm-9:00pm Welcome Reception including heavy Hors d'oeuvres, Cash bar, Foundation progressive auction and "Speed Connections"

9:00pm-11:00pm Socializing, desserts, and relaxation in the Hospitality Suite

Saturday, June 25, 2016 

Breakfast is included with your room rental for up to 4 people, please be sure to tip your server!

7:00am Walk for Women Warriors register to walk or ride at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/walk-for-women-warriors-tickets-25351331515

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

8:00am-9:00am Members breakfast included with your room (please tip the server)

8:00am-9:00am First timers breakfast with the President and Vice President

8:00am-9:00am Golden Key Breakfast (Past State Presidents)
9:00am-9:05 Welcome

9:05am-10:05am Personal Development Speaker, Felicia Lucas, "Make it Happen: Moving Towards Your Best U!"

10:10am-11:10am Liz Benham - EPW-USA

11:10am-11:20am Break

11:20am-12:20pm Keynote speaker: Rosalynde Fenner, "We are NOT Average!"

12:20-12:30 Break 

12:30pm-1:30pm Luncheon, Awards, and Memorial Service 

1:30pm-1:45pm Break

1:45pm-2:15pm Lea-Ann Berst, producer and writer of the film  "Pioneers in Skirts" screening a tone-video 

2:15pm-3:15pm Political Development Speaker: Beth Messersmith, MomsRising.org Campaign Director

3:15pm-3:25pm Break

3:25pm-4:10pm Foundation Meeting

4:10pm-5:10pm Round Table Break Out Session for Club or State Officers and Interested Members in the Hospitality Suite

5:10pm-6:30pm Break,

6:30pm-7:30pm Banquet Filet Mignon & Salmon

7:30pm-8:30pm Installation Ceremony

8:30pm-8:40pm Invitation to 2017 Convention

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

Sunday, June 26, 2016

Breakfast is included with your room rental for up to 4 people, please be sure to tip your server

11am-3pm Open house at Headquarters and Post Convention Transition meeting for all board members at

BPW/NC Headquarters, 175 BPW Club Road, Carrboro, NC. Lunch is included.   


Marriott Research Triangle Park

4700 Guardian Drive  Durham  NC  27703

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

Overnight Accommodations:

Marriott at Research Triangle Park

Hotel rooms are available at the
Marriott Research Triangle Park

4700 Guardian Drive  

Durham, NC  27703

Map & Directions


The rooms  are $109/night plus tax. 

This includes breakfast for up to 4 people. 

Rooms with 2 beds have been reserved for BPW/NC! Contact  Melinda at  Mindy.Kozlowski@marriott.com after making your reservations if you have any problems selecting a room with 2 beds.  

Deadline to register  was June 6, 2016. Call the hotel at 919-491-6200919-491-6200 if you need a place to stay.

Reserve your room today here


Register today!

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: president@bpw-nc.org no later than May 23, 2016. 

Cancellation requests received after May 23, 2016 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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