Conference Countdown

loewsTravel & Lodging Information

Join NFWL November 16-20 at the Loews Portofino Bay Hotel at Universal in Orlando, FL! For more detailed hotel information & transportation recommendations, please click here.


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Conference Agenda at a Glance

Get the full conference schedule here! – From programming on human trafficking, energy, veterans’ affairs, state budgets, and more; to special interactive events brought to you by Microsoft & Office Depot Foundation; to some epic evening receptions…you won’t want to miss out!


sunshine-stateConference Co-Chairs 

Click here to meet the distinguished group of elected women welcoming us with open arms into the sunshine state for our 2016 Conference! It’s their dedication and hard work as our co-hosts that is bound to make this year’s conference one of the best yet!


NFWL's Exclusive Night At Universal's Islands of Adventure™ 11.18.16 at 7:30 PM

Exclusive Night Out at Universal 

Get ready for one of the biggest celebrations we’ve ever thrown – a street party in Skull Island: Reign of Kong™ and Jurassic Park™ at Universal’s Islands of Adventure™ theme park. And it’s all just for you! Click here to see a preview of the fun to come on Friday 11.18.16.


jay-newtonJay Newton-Small, TIME Correspondent & Author 

TIME Correspondent & Author of Broad Influence: How Women are Changing the Way America Works, Jay Newton-Small, will be delivering the keynote address at the Installation Dinner on 11.19.16. As an added bonus, she will be doing a book signing for conference attendees! Want to learn more about Jay Newton-Small? Check her out here.


Cindy Storer, Former CIA Analyst

In her motivational luncheon speech on 11.17.16, former CIA Analyst Cindy Storer will share the story of her time spent in the intelligence community and the broader lessons she has learned along the way. Her accomplished career has been the subject of several films, and she is credited for her significant contribution to counterterrorism and intelligence analysis throughout her 20 years at the CIA. Learn more about her story by clicking here.


Dr. Valerie Montgomery Rice Special Guest President and Dean Morehouse School of Medicine 11.18.16 at 9:15 AMDr. Valerie Montgomery Rice, President & Dean of Morehouse School of Medicine 

Dr. Valerie Montgomery Rice boasts an accomplished career in medicine, but her commitment to helping others expands far beyond her devotion to her patients and students. She starred in the Brawny® “Strength has No Gender” campaign, and works to use her position as the first female president of Morehouse School of Medicine to empower and encourage other women. Click here to view her Brawny® campaign before her conference address on 11.18.16.