Conference Schedule

Our participants will enjoy 2 days of engaging sessions, fun, interactive experiences, and intentional connection.

Sunday evening, 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

5:00 pm: Registration opens at Cityview

5:00 pm - 9:00 pm: Ladies' Night Out, featuring live music, food, bar, vendors, & interactive experiences at Cityview, sponsored by DISH Passionate Cuisine

Monday, 8:00 am - 10:00 pm

8:00 am - 10:00 am - Monday Opening Events

The Virginia Theatre, 203 W Park Ave, Champaign, IL 61820

8:00 am: Registration Opens at The Virginia Theatre

8 am - 9 am: Continental Breakfast, sponsored by Commerce Bank

9 am - 10 am: Opening Keynote Speech by Vicki Clark, sponsored by Junior League of Champaign Urbana

10:30 am - 12:45 pm - Monday Morning Training Tracks

The Hyatt Place, 217 N Neil St, Champaign, IL 61820

Training Track 1

The Bailey Room

Sponsored By Rector Real Estate Group

10:30 am - 11:30 am Session A:

Storytelling for Marketing with Maire Hale

11:45 am - 12:45 pm Session B:

Storytelling for Cultivating Joy with Heidi Esther

Training Track 2

The Walker Room

Sponsored By State Farm Agent Nicole Wellman

10:30 am - 11:30 am Session A:

Storytelling for Financial Well Being with Susan Toalson McGinty

11:45 am - 12:45 pm Session B:

Storytelling for Personal Growth with Nicole Wellman

12:45 pm - 1:30 pm - Boxed Lunch Pickup

The Hyatt Place The Rugg Room

1:30 pm - 4:45 pm - Monday Afternoon Training Tracks

The Hyatt Place, 217 N Neil St, Champaign, IL 61820

Training Track 3

The Bailey Room

1:30 pm - 2:30 pm Session A:

Storytelling for DEI and Advocacy with Tanisha King

2:45 pm - 3:45 pm Session B:

Storytelling for Accessibility and Neurodiversity with Taylor Clay

Training Track 4

The Walker Room

Sponsored By Two Roads Wellness Clinic

1:30 pm - 2:30 pm Session A:

Storytelling for Health and Wellness with Adi Puckett

2:45 pm - 3:45 pm Session B: Storytelling for Success with Kim

Training Track 5

The Robeson Room

2:45 pm - 4:45 pm:

Storytelling for the Soul: Writing Your Memoir with Lauren Eckhardt

5:00 pm - 7:00 pm - Conversation Circles

Downtown Champaign, IL

If you did not purchase a conversation circle ticket, this time is available for you to get dinner on your own in downtown Champaign.

Sponsored By Martin Hood

The Hyatt Place - The Walker Room

With Sharon Allen

Sponsored By Heartland CocaCola

Big Grove Tavern

With Char-Michelle McDowell

Sponsored By PJ Hoerr

The Hyatt Place - The Robeson Room

With Lauren Eckhardt

7:30 pm - That's What She Said - Main Stage Performance & Dessert Reception

The Virginia Theatre, 203 W Park Ave, Champaign, IL 61820

7:30 pm: Mainstage Performance of That's What She Said

9:30 pm: Post-show Dessert Reception, sponsored by University of Illinois Community Credit Union

Sunday, October 8th

Ladies' Night Out

Join us Sunday evening, October 8th, for our opening reception, sponsored by DISH Passionate Cuisine, where the excitement begins! As we kick off this transformative event with live music, delectable food and drinks, a vibrant bar, and engaging interactive experiences, we invite you to join us. The atmosphere will be charged with anticipation and camaraderie, setting the stage for an unforgettable conference dedicated to empowering women and amplifying their voices.

You won't want to miss out on this night full of inspiration, celebration, and meaningful connections. We also anticipate to be joined by over 40 vendors made up of local businesses who are supporting our mission.

This event promises to be a dynamic fusion of inspiration, celebration, and meaningful connections, making it the perfect occasion for your esteemed business to showcase its offerings and engage with a diverse audience of empowered women.

Monday, October 9th

Speakers, Sessions, & Show

Unlock your full potential and seize the opportunity to be part of an action-packed day on Monday, October 9th, at The Power of Storytelling Conference.

The day begins with breakfast and an empowering Opening Keynote Speech on "Storytelling for Leadership," by our special guest, Vicki Clark.

Then prepare for an immersive experience as you dive into engaging and educational workshops led by experts in personal and professional development. Our conference offers several distinct training tracks, allowing you to customize your experience and focus on the areas that align with your goals and aspirations.

If you have been seriously thinking about diving deeper into your own personal story, then you will want to check out the Memoir Writing Intensive, offered by Burning Soul Press.

For those seeking even deeper connections and knowledge, opt-in for our Conversation Circles alongside dinner—a valuable bonus add-on where you'll have the chance to learn how to make your personal story come to life and work for you.

As the sun sets on this action-packed day, we invite you to be inspired at our live main stage performance. This heartwarming culmination of storytelling will leave you motivated and empowered, ready to embark on your own journey of growth and achievement.

Don't Miss Out

The Power of Storytelling Conference is an opportunity you simply can't afford to miss. Secure your ticket now and immerse yourself in a world of inspiration, learning, and connections. Join us for this transformative event, where you'll discover the strength of your own narrative, forge meaningful connections, and empower yourself to drive positive change both personally and professionally. Let the power of storytelling guide you on a journey of self-discovery and celebration of the incredible impact of women's voices.

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