NFWL Annual Conference
NFWL Annual Conference
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Recap of NFWL's 2012 Annual Conference
November 15-19, 2012
NFWL's last Annual Conference, hosted in Atlanta, Georgia, was a huge success! Many of the Conference participants have indicated that what set this particular NFWL Conference apart from the others are the issue forums that were constructed this year.
Elected women from all levels of government, across the nation, gathered at this year's Conference, to discuss incredibly timely and important issues including:
- Global economic growth and the economic empowerment of women
- Transforming healthcare for veterans
- Innovative approaches to addiction treatment
- Addressing un-met needs in women's healthcare
- Ending the mental health crisis in America
- Improving global competitiveness through STEM education initiatives
- Patient-centered healthcare options
- Community Blueprint Model, serving veterans and their families
- Youth Tobacco Prevention
- Cost-effective ways to reduce recidivism and increase public safety
- Business continuity and disaster preparedness
- Prescription Drug Abuse
- Teen dating violence prevention
- Steps towards energy independence
*Includes all speakers and issues that were covered
Photos from NFWL's 2011 Annual Conference
About NFWL's Annual Conference
NFWL's Annual Conference is a national forum designed to encourage the building of alliances among elected women, industry leaders, and issue experts. The Conference fosters a safe environment for sharing ideas and experiences, discussing current events, and learning about new initiatives and programs through plenary sessions, workshops, roundtables and policy committee meetings. The goal of the Annual Conference is to intellectually equip elected women to mold public opinion and prepare for legislative debate. Presentations throughout the Conference offer elected women new perspectives and innovative ideas that may inevitably lead to policy resolutions and legislation in their respective states. As a non-partisan organization, NFWL does not take ideological positions on any current issue, but rather exists to assist women leaders in the process of issue education, networking, re-elections, and leadership.
Plenary Sessions afford issue experts the opportunity to present to a large audience of conference participants. A single issue becomes the focus for the duration of the plenary session and allows an organization the opportunity to present its issue, mission and accomplishments to gather support from a wide array of conference attendees.
Workshops are highly focused and intensive sessions which highlight guest speakers and panelists who discuss current legislative topics. The discussion is moderated by elected women and this format allows for interaction and dialogue between elected women and issue experts.
Roundtables allow elected women, industry leaders and public policy experts to have an intimate and interactive discussion about a single policy issues or program with emphasis on Q&A. The discussion is moderated by an issue expert, as elected women gather around a "round table" to engage in dialogue.
Policy Committee Meetings
NFWL is committed to assisting elected women so that they may be effective lawmakers. Through the annual committee meetings, elected women and issue experts are provided with important opportunities to debate current and timely policy arenas that their constituents care most about. NFWL's policy committees frequently pass resolutions and produce model legislation that is widely accepted nationwide.