Events

Talk about an epic adventure!

Prepare yourself for fun, friendship, and amazing experiences at G.I.R.L. 2017, the largest girl-led event for girls and women in history!

Check out the day-by-day schedule below. Then make your plans to join us in Columbus! See you there!


Event Schedule

Tuesday, October 3rd
7:00 AM 10:00 AM Board Chair/CEO Retreat Registration Open
12:00 PM 4:30 PM 2017 Board Chair/CEO Retreat  Private Event 
A Movement-wide gathering of board chairs and CEOs to align and advance our strategy.
1:00 PM 5:00 PM Cultural Resources Conference 
Interested in emphasizing your council's collections, properties, stories, or other resources for today’s girls? Then the Cultural Resources Conference is the place for you! Learn more and register here
1:00 PM 6:00 PM REGISTRATION OPEN
5:30 PM 8:00 PM Cultural Resources Dinner
Join the Cultural Resources Conference participants for a reception, dinner, and keynote at the Ohio History Center, headquarters of the Ohio History Connection and a museum showcasing Ohio's history from the ice age to today. 
6:00 PM 7:30 PM Board Chair/CEO Reception  Private Event 
Wednesday, October 4th
7:00 AM 10:00 AM Board Chair/CEO Retreat Registration Open
8:30 AM 3:30 PM Cultural Resources Conference  
Interested in emphasizing your council's collections, properties, stories, or other resources for today’s girls? Then the Cultural Resources Conference is the place for you! Learn more and register here
8:00 AM 3:00 PM 2017 Board Chair/CEO Retreat  Private Event 
A Movement-wide gathering of board chairs and CEOs to align and advance our strategy.
9:00 AM 7:30 PM REGISTRATION OPEN
9:00 AM 12:30 PM World Foundation Board of Directors Meeting  Private Event
12:30 PM 3:00 PM World Foundation Board of Directors and Friends Committees Leadership Team Luncheon  Private Event
5:00 PM 7:00 PM Delegate Reception  Delegates Only
5:00 PM 7:00 PM Philanthropy Conference Reception  Private Event
Share ideas, innovations, and inspiration to supercharge your council’s philanthropic program.
7:30 PM 9:30 PM 54th National Council Session Opening Celebration
Thursday, October 5th
7:00 AM 6:00 PM REGISTRATION OPEN
7:00 AM 8:00 AM Delegate Breakfast  Delegates Only
7:00 AM 4:30 PM Philanthropy Conference  Private Event
Share ideas, innovations, and inspiration to supercharge your council’s philanthropic program.
8:30 AM 1:00 PM 54th National Council Session 
Girl Scouts' governing body will discuss and vote on the business of the Girl Scout Movement.
1:00 PM 2:00 PM Delegate Lunch  Delegates only
2:00 PM 5:00 PM 54th National Council Session 
Girl Scouts' governing body will discuss and vote on the business of the Girl Scout Movement.
5:00 PM 6:30 PM Juliette Gordon Low (JGL) Society Reception  Private Event
6:00 PM 8:00 PM Hall of Experience Preview Party  Private Event
7:30 PM 9:30 PM Olave Baden-Powell Society & International Commissioner Dessert Reception  Private Event 
7:45 PM 10:30 PM Singing After Dark 
Come raise your voice in song! And if have a guitar, bring that too! Singing After Dark is back by popular request, featuring an evening of musical favorites and special guest Melinda Caroll. This series is hosted by Frances Strickland, former first lady of Ohio and a “woman of song” in her own right.  
Friday, October 6th
6:45 AM 8:15 AM World Foundation for Girl Guides and Girl Scouts, Inc. Breakfast for Friends  WF Board, Friends Committees, Paying Guests 
Attendees will have an opportunity to learn about the World Foundation, the Friends of the World Foundation and their global emphases, and to meet current Friends and World Foundation Board members. Register here. 
7:00 AM 8:00 PM REGISTRATION OPEN
7:00 AM 8:00 AM Delegate Breakfast  Delegates only
9:00 AM 12:00 PM 54th National Council Session Closing Celebration 
Installation of the National Board of Directors and National Board Development Committee; National Young Women of Distinction pinning ceremony.
7:00 AM 12:00 PM Philanthropy Conference Private Event
Share ideas, innovations, and inspiration to supercharge your council’s philanthropic program.
10:00 AM 5:00 PM Hall of Experiences 
We’ve converted our show floor into a vibrant small city! Visit our seven neighborhoods and the exhibitors and sponsors who have invested in our “communities”. You'll also want to check out the Town Square main stage and six "campfire sites" for daily performances and interactive programs. And don't miss the GSM Superstore: 4,000 square feet of shopping joy, including flash sales! Plus, drop by our SWAPS area to make (and trade) one of these time-honored Girl Scout treasures; participate in a real-time service project and help pack meals that will be sent to international areas in need of food; and bring your lunch to our Town Park where you can relax and absorb the joyful ambience of the hall.
1:30 PM 2:00 PM Muslim Prayer Service
5:00 PM 7:30 PM Young Alumnae Event
5:30 PM 7:30 PM Shabbat Service/Dinner  Pre-Registration Required 
5:00 PM 7:00 PM Sponsor Reception  Private Event
7:30 PM 9:30 PM G.I.R.L. Opening Celebration  Weekend Pass Required
9:30 PM 11:45 PM Singing After Dark
We own the night! Join us for another evening of song with special guest Melinda Carroll and others. Plus, we'll invite our audience to join us on stage to share a favorite song or two!  
Saturday, October 7th
7:00 AM 7:30 AM Jewish Service 
7:00 AM 5:30 PM REGISTRATION OPEN
7:30 AM 8:30 AM G.I.R.L. Breakfast (Grades 6-12) Weekend Pass Required
9:00 AM 5:00 PM Hall of Experiences
We’ve converted our show floor into a small but vibrant city! Visit our seven neighborhoods and the exhibitors and sponsors who have invested in our “communities." You'll also want to check out the Town Square main stage and six "campfire sites" for daily performances and interactive programs. And don't miss the GSM Superstore: 4,000 square feet of shopping joy, including flash sales! Plus, drop by our SWAPS area to make (and trade) one of these time-honored Girl Scout treasures, participate in a real-time service project and help pack meals that will be sent to international areas in need of food, and bring your lunch to our Town Park where you can relax and absorb the joyful ambience of the hall.
8:30 AM 5:30 PM

G.I.R.L. Program: Breakout Sessions and Hands-On Workshops Throughout the Conference Center (Grades 6-12/Adults) Weekend Pass Required 

Read about pressing issues that girls want to talk about.

12:30 PM 2:00 PM G.I.R.L. Lunch (Grades 6-12) Weekend Pass Required
5:00 PM 9:00 AM next day COSI Camp-In (Grades 2-5) Weekend Pass Required
5:00 PM 6:00 PM Girl Scout Catholic Mass
6:00 PM 10:00 PM Celebration Party (Grades 6-12/Adults) Weekend Pass Required
9:00 PM 11:30 PM Singing After Dark 
Frances and the music team invite you to our last late-night song sharing and fun. All ages and voices are welcome. Expect more special guests! 
Sunday, October 8th
7:30 AM 8:30 AM G.I.R.L. Breakfast (Grades 6-12)  Weekend Pass Required
8:00 AM 9:00 AM InterFaith Service 
Girl Scouts and adult volunteers representing Protestant, Roman Catholic, Jewish, Muslim, Buddhist and other faith traditions will share their faith journeys through their Girl Scout experiences.
9:00 AM 12:00 PM G.I.R.L. Closing Celebration and Leadership Plenary (GIRLS OF ALL AGES/ADULTS)  Weekend Pass Required

Saturday Breakout Sessions
Go-getter, 8:30 AM - 10:50 AM
Title Description Audience
Go-getter Plenary  8:30 AM - 10:10 AM Adults + Girls (grades 6-12)
Be the CEO Of Your Own Life As a G.I.R.L, you have the power to do whatever you desire in your future, but how will you achieve your goals and make your dreams reality? It all comes down to Challenge--Enthusiasm--Opportunity. In this session, discover the perspective, motivation, and the confidence you need to be the CEO of your own life. Girl (grades 6-12)
De-stress Fest Life can be stressful, but it doesn't have to get you down! In this session, you will be exposed to the medical perspective behind stress, along with a variety of solutions to cope on a daily basis. Girls will be able to browse through various stations to learn destressing teniques such as yoga, meditation and coloring. Girl (grades 6-12)
Allies for All Abilities  Many people live with disabilities and somtimes struggle to find jobs and acceptance in their communities. As a Go-Getter, you have the power to take action to help people with disabilities find inclusion and success in their communities! In this session, learn about disabilities, how to properly interact with people with disabilities, and how you can advocate for differently-abled people in your community and beyond.  Girl (grades 6-12)
STEMulate: Surgical Science  Have you thought about what it would be like to perform surgery? In this session you can! The Perry Initiative will introduce participants to a world of science explored by few women with a surgical simulation, and also discuss the importance of mentors for your future science career. Girl (grades 6-12)
Empowerment Starts Here Confidence is critical for success-but it's hard to achieve. Come and interact with your Girl Scout sisters from all over the country through activities that will help you feel empowered. Learn how to be a role model and how to create a community that will help others feel confident as well. Girl (grades 6-12)
Fight Like a Girl Learn some self-defense techniques so that you can think smart and get away from an attacker, abductor, or abuser. Inspire confidence in yourself at the same time! Girl (grades 6-12)
Gold Rules As Girl Scouts, the pinnacles of our journeys are to earn Silver and Gold Awards. In this session, find inspiration, fuel your passion, and feel empowered to complete yours! Learn from others' Take Action Project successes first hand, including some of our 2017 National Young Women of Distinction! Girl (grades 6-12)
Growing Green Discover-Connect-Take Action! Learn from our speaker how she turned her passion for the environment into a successful business, and how you can innovate to make environmental change in your community. Girl (grades 6-12)
Helping Others be Healthy: Stopping the Stigma Against Mental Illness  Health is mental as well as physical. Learn how to help your loved ones who may be struggling with mental illness, and how to fight the stigma against mental health issues.  Girl (grades 6-12)
STEMulate: Generation RX and the Opioid Crisis Careers in the STEM field are for women and men alike. Learn from a scientific researcher about her career in pharmacology, and how she is a leader in the fight against prescription drug and opiod abuse.  Girl (grades 6-12)
Post-Plenary: Continuing the Conversation A moderated session to allow attendees to discuss the concepts and conversations that were presented during the Plenary Session.  Adults + Girls (grades 6-12)
Social Media Safety The audience will learn how to have meaningful conversations and make informed decisions about technology and Social Media usage. Adults + Girls (grades 6-12)
Girls Auto Clinic  The audience will learn about how to become more comfortable with their vehicle and be proactive about auto repair and maintenance. Adults + Girls (grades 6-12)
How to Use Art to Create Social Change (Recycle Runway) The audience will learn how art can be used to create social change.  Speaker will present her art and the audience will have a chance to participate in the project "Coats of Hope" to visualize the world they would like to live in.   Adults + Girls (grades 6-12)
Women's History and the Right to Vote - How Should We Commemorate a Century of Suffrage? Almost one hundred years ago, ratification of the 19th Amendment doubled the number of US citizens empowered by enfranchisement.  At that time, women’s political engagement — including voting patterns, turnout, and civic activism—forever became part of our nation’s lexicon. As we prepare to commemorate 100 years of Suffrage in August 2020, we must turn our attention to the generations of girls and young women who will soon come of age and be eligible to vote.  Join cultural and educational professionals working for a conversation in how to engage and support girls as they become active and in government and engage in the political process by voting at the ballot box. Adults + Girls (grades 6-12)
Digital Literacy The audience will learn about they can empower and support girls' digital literacy and how to navigate the challenges and opportunities that digital platforms provide to girls. Adults + Girls (grades 6-12)
Building Your Own Personal Brand  The audience will learn how to build their own personal brand and the value of learning how to present yourself in different settings – at school, online, and in social settings. How you express yourself can take many different forms – let’s talk about what it all means.  Adults + Girls (grades 6-12)
From Wall Street to Main Street: Learn Tricks of the Trade From Women Entrepreneurs The audience will learn from a panel of female business leaders about what it takes to become a successful entrepreneur and achieve your dreams. Adults + Girls (grades 6-12)
The Outdoors is for Everyone, Helping Urban Youth Connect with Nature What people and organizations are doing to help urban youth make lifelong connections to the outdoors, nature and conservation? How do we help them access green places and how can we increase the number of youth who have access to these activities? Adults + Girls (grades 6-12)
Your Guide to Self-Love in a "Picture-Perfect" World The speaker and author will breakdown the media's impossible beauty ideals and will dive into the core of why we feel the way we do about our bodies and provide tips on how to maintain a healthy sense of self in a world that is constantly telling us to be somebody else.  Adults + Girls (grades 6-12)
Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Helping Consumer Develop Their Financial Well Being Experts from the Consumer Finance Protection Bureau (CFPB), the audience will learn how to develop their financial well-being through local resource and libraries. CFPB will raise awareness of the vast array of resources libraries can offer, discuss how partnering with a library can help girl scouts obtain their financial literacy badge through the development of research skills, and how local libraries can help parents to access age appropriate resources to help them and their children develop the essential skills for managing their personal finances. Adult
"Inside Your Child's Cyber Life"  The Family Online Safety Institute will highlight some of the growing concerns that are impacting kids today and what parents can do to protect their families and how they can work with their children towards a safer digital world.  Topics will include cyberbullying, online privacy and good digitial parents create good digital citizens. Adult
Workshop on Preparing Girls for Life After High School (Debt, Credit, College and other Money Matters)  The adult audience will leave the session with information and tools on how to financially empower girls once they graduate high school and teach them how to save money and prepare for college or life on their own. Adult
Full Voice:  Taking the Risk to be Seen and Heard (or Let's Take Your Voice to the Dog Park!) How will you find the courage to speak up about what matters most to you?
What untapped gifts does your voice have in store for you?
What would become possible in your life if you fully expressed yourself?
When was the last time you breathed deep, cut loose, felt free?
In this dynamic, illuminating, and hilarious workshop, you will:
•  Open up the full range, power, and expression of your voice.
•  Learn how to use your voice to improve your leadership, strengthen relationships, and live more alive.
•  Reclaim lost aspects of yourself.
•  Risk being seen and heard in new ways.
•  Experience literal and metaphorical harmony.
•  Join with a lively community of vocal explorers.
You do NOT need to know how to sing to participate in this workshop.  We’ll use our voices a lot, but there won’t be any solos or pressure to “do it right” or written down music.
Adult
Bullying Prevention - What Every Parent, Teacher, and Kid Needs to Know About Ending the Cycle of Fear The audience learn insights, tools, and resources on bullying prevention. Presentation topics  include information on how to tell the difference between normal social conflict and true bullying, how to empower girls to develop solutions to bullying and how to ask for help, and how to teach girls how to act as empowered allies. Adult
Perfect Credit: 7 Steps to a Great Credit Rating Lynette’s discussion on perfect credit will be a roadmap for anyone hoping to establish a picture perfect credit, making improvements to have stellar credit, or simply maintain a fantastic credit rating. Right now, roughly 220 million Americans have credit files maintained by the “Big Three” credit bureaus: Equifax, Experian, and TransUnion. Of those individuals, about 40 million Americans (roughly 1 out of 5), have very poor credit, or “deep subprime scores,” according to Experian. Another 50 million adults in the U.S. have no credit files – either because they’ve never used traditional forms of credit, or because their credit files are “too thin” to generate a credit score. Lynnette will provide an easy-to-follow blueprint on how to get superb credit – and how to sidestep numerous credit traps and pitfalls along the way. Adult
Innovator, 12:30 PM - 2:40 PM
Title Description Audience
Innovator Plenary 12:30 PM - 1:20 PM Adults + Girls (grades 6-12)
Art for Change Art has the ability to inspire and promote change. Come and unleash your inner creativity in this hands-on session to make music/paintings/murals/collages that address an issue you care about, while working with a diverse group of sister scouts from across the movement.  Girl (grades 6-12)
What Does Feminism Mean to You? In this session, discover what feminism means to you, and how you can fight for equality througout your life. Girl (grades 6-12)
Finding Your Dream Career Ever felt like you have no idea what you want to be when you grow up? This session will help! Hear from successful women in a variety of careers and fields and feel empowered to create the career of your dreams and thrive in your workplace, wherever it may be! Girl (grades 6-12)
Get Confident Now! What does a G.I.R.L. do when she thinks, "I'm not good enough?" Surrounded by negative imagery every day of our lives, it can be hard to stay confident in ourselves!  A G.I.R.L comes up with a plan to remind herself of how kick-butt she is. In this session, we'll do exactly that: find the tools and strategies we need to have confidence when we are nervous and remember how amazing we are! Girl (grades 6-12)
Girltrepreneurs Change the World Entrepreneurs are go-getters who build our world. Their inventions shape our market, and their determination and creativity fuels their success. Hear from a panel of talented female entrepreneurs who have created exciting businesses. You'll leave this session with the inspiration you need to become a successful girltrepreneur! Girl (grades 6-12)
The Magic of Inclusion Diversity is magic! Learn about the differences in identity that make us all unique, and what you can do in your everyday life to create a more inclusive world for all people.   Girl (grades 6-12)
Toyota Financial Services (TFS) Game of Life Family Feud  TFS Game of Life Family Feud is a fun and interactive session where teams of girls compete to answer financially based questions using the popular game show format of the Family Feud.  The emcee will facilitate the game, build excitement and debrief the correct answers to the questions once time has run out.  Every participant will have an opportunity to compete and Girl Scout participants will earn a TFS badge at the end of the session.   Girl (grades 6-12)
Girls & STEM = POWER Are you passionate about technology? Ever wanted to build an app? In this forty minute session, you will hear from Melissa Arnoldi, AT&T’s Senior Executive Vice President of Technology and Operations who will share how she transformed her passion of technology into a career. Students will also choose from several fun coding projects and make a phone app of your very own. We’ll provide everything you need to get started, and our volunteers will be on hand to help. You will use the award-winning Bitsbox.com website to write real Javascript code, and you’ll get to take home a special gift for participating. Girl (grades 6-12)
Post-Plenary: Continuing the Conversation A moderated session to allow attendees to discuss the concepts and conversations that were presented during the Plenary Session.  Adults + Girls (grades 6-12)
Social Media Safety The audience will learn how to have meaningful conversations and make informed decisions about technology and Social Media usage. Adults + Girls (grades 6-12)
Girls Auto Clinic  The audience will learn about how to become more comfortable with their vehicle and be proactive about auto repair and maintenance. Adults + Girls (grades 6-12)
How to Use Art to Create Social Change (Recycle Runway) The audience will learn how art can be used to create social change.  Speaker will present her art and the audience will have a chance to participate in the project "Coats of Hope" to visualize the world they would like to live in.   Adults + Girls (grades 6-12)
Women's History and the Right to Vote - How Should We Commemorate a Century of Suffrage? Almost one hundred years ago, ratification of the 19th Amendment doubled the number of US citizens empowered by enfranchisement.  At that time, women’s political engagement — including voting patterns, turnout, and civic activism—forever became part of our nation’s lexicon. As we prepare to commemorate 100 years of Suffrage in August 2020, we must turn our attention to the generations of girls and young women who will soon come of age and be eligible to vote.  Join cultural and educational professionals working for a conversation in how to engage and support girls as they become active and in government and engage in the political process by voting at the ballot box. Adults + Girls (grades 6-12)
Digital Literacy The audience will learn about they can empower and support girls' digital literacy and how to navigate the challenges and opportunities that digital platforms provide to girls. Adults + Girls (grades 6-12)
Change the World By Running for Public Office The audience will learn about what it takes to run for political office on the state and local level to enact change in our communities.  A panel with female public officials, Members of Congress, and campaign experts will share the inspirations, challenges, and  tricks of the trade. Adults + Girls (grades 6-12)
How to Write Your Own Superhero Story - Girls Empowerment in the Comic Book World The audience will leave the session with insights on how the comic book world is changing and empowering girls in a dynamic, artistic way. A panel with female comic book writers will talk about the challenges they have had to overcome and how their work is transforming the comic book world for girls and having a positive impact on the world. Adults + Girls (grades 6-12)
 How Coding and Computer Scientists Change the World The session focuses on how coding and computer science helps people. Women experts in the field will talk about life-changing inventions, new innovations in the field, and how computer coding helps people every day in ways you can't even imagine! Adults + Girls (grades 6-12)
Yoga for Balance in Life and Convention Workshop participants will learn some basic yoga poses and engage their bodies and minds in the convention experience. Adults + Girls (grades 6-12)
Diversity – Change Agents for Equality Panel discussion led by Dahna Hull, VP AT&T University on how each panelist is a change agent for equality and continues to make a difference in the world. Personal and professional experiences will be shared and there will be a Q&A session.  Adults + Girls (grades 6-12)
Building Your Own Personal Brand  The audience will learn how to build their own personal brand and the value of learning how to present yourself in different settings – at school, online, and in social settings. How you express yourself can take many different forms – let’s talk about what it all means.   Adults + Girls (grades 6-12)
Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Helping Consumer Develop Their Financial Well Being Experts from the Consumer Finance Protection Bureau (CFPB), the audience will learn how to develop their financial well-being through local resource and libraries. CFPB will raise awareness of the vast array of resources libraries can offer, discuss how partnering with a library can help girl scouts obtain their financial literacy badge through the development of research skills, and how local libraries can help parents to access age appropriate resources to help them and their children develop the essential skills for managing their personal finances. Adult
"Inside Your Child's Cyber Life"  The Family Online Safety Institute will highlight some of the growing concerns that are impacting kids today and what parents can do to protect their families and how they can work with their children towards a safer digital world.  Topics will include cyberbullying, online privacy and good digitial parents create good digital citizens. Adult
How to Provide STEM Programming without being a STEM expert Audience will learn from experts how youth-serving organizations can engage in high-quality STEM programming and how adults can work with girls without being STEM experts.  Presenters will share how they accomplished their programs using experiences and research collected through a National Science Foundation grant and Girl Scouts of Western Washington. Adult
Workshop on Preparing Girls for Life After High School (Debt, Credit, College and other Money Matters)  The adult audience will leave the session with information and tools on how to financially empower girls once they graduate high school and teach them how to save money and prepare for college or life on their own. Adult
Full Voice:  Taking the Risk to be Seen and Heard (or Let's Take Your Voice to the Dog Park!) How will you find the courage to speak up about what matters most to you?
What untapped gifts does your voice have in store for you?
What would become possible in your life if you fully expressed yourself?
When was the last time you breathed deep, cut loose, felt free?
In this dynamic, illuminating, and hilarious workshop, you will:
•  Open up the full range, power, and expression of your voice.
•  Learn how to use your voice to improve your leadership, strengthen relationships, and live more alive.
•  Reclaim lost aspects of yourself.
•  Risk being seen and heard in new ways.
•  Experience literal and metaphorical harmony.
•  Join with a lively community of vocal explorers.
You do NOT need to know how to sing to participate in this workshop.  We’ll use our voices a lot, but there won’t be any solos or pressure to “do it right” or written down music.
Adult
How Networks and Mentors Support Women's Leadership The audience will leave the session with insights and guidance on how women and girls can build their own diverse networks that can support and empower them to lead. Adult
Bullying Prevention - What Every Parent, Teacher, and Kid Needs to Know About Ending the Cycle of Fear The audience learn insights, tools, and resources on bullying prevention. Presentation topics  include information on how to tell the difference between normal social conflict and true bullying, how to empower girls to develop solutions to bullying and how to ask for help, and how to teach girls how to act as empowered allies. Adult
Risk-taker, 3:10 PM - 5:20 PM
Title Description Audience
Risk-taker Plenary 3:10 PM - 4:30 PM Adult + Girls (grades 6-12)
Art for Change  Art has the ability to inspire and promote change. Come and unleash your inner creativity in this hands-on session to make music/paintings/murals/collages that address an issue you care about, while working with a diverse group of sister scouts from across the movement.  Girl (grades 6-12)
Confidently Communicating Your Causes You have to have refined speaking skills in order to be successful in getting your point across. Come and gain the confidence you need to speak successfully, and effectively, to a group of people on an issue you're passionate about. Girl (grades 6-12)
Cyber Super Heroes Wanted! Only 11% of security professionals are women, but by 2020 there will be over 1.5 million unfilled jobs in cyber security!  Do you want to make the nation a safer place in an exciting tech field?  In this session you will learn about the various opportunities in the cybersecurity field that match your career interests.  Girl (grades 6-12)
Girl Scouting: Past,Present, and Future Since Juliette Gordon Low founded Girl Scouts in 1912, Girl Scouts has continued to take action in their local communities. In this session, celebrate the incredible legacy of Girl Scouts and leave your mark on Girl Scout history! Girl (grades 6-12)
Girls Going Green Do you care about the environment? Learn how relevant these issues are and become motivated to take action on your own by learning how others have changed our environmental world. Together, we can physically make the world a better place! Girl (grades 6-12)
Healthy Relationships for Helping You Grow Relationships can take many forms. In this session, you'll learn the tools for how to nuture friendships and romantic relationships, steering away from problems. Learn some skills to support others and speak out against various abuses. Girl (grades 6-12)
Helping Others be Healthy: Stopping the Stigma Against Mental Illness (x2) Health is mental as well as physical. Learn how to help your loved ones who may be struggling with mental illness, and how to fight the stigma against mental health issues.  Girl (grades 6-12)
Professional Development Are you nervous about your next step in life? Come learn important career skills such as networking, interviewing, and more - straight from high-level professionals who have done it all! Spend time in small groups working with successful women who have developed the skills you need for your future. Girl (grades 6-12)
Women of the World Women across the planet are united in our global sisterhood, but how do the stories of women in other countries differ from our own? Learn about the challenges and experiences of being a woman around the world and learn how you can advocate for women worldwide. Girl (grades 6-12)
We Are the World "We may have different religions, different languages, different colored skin, but we all belong to one human race." - Kofi Anan. Want to explore the world?!  Come learn about travel opportunities that are available through Girl Scouts, from people who have done it firsthand.  Girl (grades 6-12)
Post-Plenary: Continuing the Conversation A moderated session to allow attendees to discuss the concepts and conversations that were presented during the Plenary Session.  Adults + Girls (grades 6-12)
Girls Auto Clinic  The audience will learn about how to become more comfortable with their vehicle and be proactive about auto repair and maintenance. Adults + Girls (grades 6-12)
Choose Your Own Adventure  The audience will learn from a panel of Girl Scouts and experts about the value and benefits to traveling the globe and how Girl Scouts can support girls’ desires to see the world and learn from those experiences.  Adults + Girls (grades 6-12)
Women's History and the Right to Vote - How Should We Commemorate a Century of Suffrage? Almost one hundred years ago, ratification of the 19th Amendment doubled the number of US citizens empowered by enfranchisement.  At that time, women’s political engagement — including voting patterns, turnout, and civic activism—forever became part of our nation’s lexicon. As we prepare to commemorate 100 years of Suffrage in August 2020, we must turn our attention to the generations of girls and young women who will soon come of age and be eligible to vote.  Join cultural and educational professionals working for a conversation in how to engage and support girls as they become active and in government and engage in the political process by voting at the ballot box. Adults + Girls (grades 6-12)
Our Planet, Our Future The audience will learn about how different people and organizations are taking action to protection the environment and advance conservation, and girls can do to take action at the local, regional and national levels. Adults + Girls (grades 6-12)
Building Your Own Personal Brand  The audience will learn how to build their own personal brand and the value of learning how to present yourself in different settings – at school, online, and in social settings. How you express yourself can take many different forms – let’s talk about what it all means.  Adults + Girls (grades 6-12)
Scientific Exploration and Adventure in STEM Careers  The audience learns about how STEM careers can lead to adventure and travel across the globe and under the sea for the betterment of humankind. Adults + Girls (grades 6-12)
Yoga for Balance in Life and Convention Workshop participants will learn some basic yoga poses and engage their bodies and minds in the convention experience. Adults + Girls (grades 6-12)
How to Create Meaningful Change in Your Community  The audience will learn what it takes to create social change in your community by girls and young women who are already doing it! Adults + Girls (grades 6-12)
Your Guide to Self-Love in a "Picture-Perfect" World The speaker and author will breakdown the media's impossible beauty ideals and will dive into the core of why we feel the way we do about our bodies and provide tips on how to maintain a healthy sense of self in a world that is constantly telling us to be somebody else.  Adults + Girls (grades 6-12)
Workshop on Preparing Girls for Life After High School (Debt, Credit, College and other Money Matters)  The adult audience will leave the session with information and tools on how to financially empower girls once they graduate high school and teach them how to save money and prepare for college or life on their own. Adult
Full Voice:  Taking the Risk to be Seen and Heard (or Let's Take Your Voice to the Dog Park!) How will you find the courage to speak up about what matters most to you?
What untapped gifts does your voice have in store for you?
What would become possible in your life if you fully expressed yourself?
When was the last time you breathed deep, cut loose, felt free?
In this dynamic, illuminating, and hilarious workshop, you will:
•  Open up the full range, power, and expression of your voice.
•  Learn how to use your voice to improve your leadership, strengthen relationships, and live more alive.
•  Reclaim lost aspects of yourself.
•  Risk being seen and heard in new ways.
•  Experience literal and metaphorical harmony.
•  Join with a lively community of vocal explorers.
You do NOT need to know how to sing to participate in this workshop.  We’ll use our voices a lot, but there won’t be any solos or pressure to “do it right” or written down music.
Adult
How Networks and Mentors Support Women's Leadership The audience will leave the session with insights and guidance on how women and girls can build their own diverse networks that can support and empower them to lead. Adult