2020 National Women's Business Conference - Hosted by NAWBO | NAWBO


2020 National Women's Business Conference - Hosted by NAWBO

Monday, September 21, 2020 - 6:00amWednesday, September 23, 2020 - 9:00pm
Austin Marriott Downtown
304 East Cesar Chavez St
Austin, TX 78701
United States

Austin Awaits You!
The National Women’s Business Conference 2020 hosted by NAWBO is coming to a beautiful new venue in an incredibly fun, entrepreneurial city with an inspirational theme we can all relate to as women business owners on Monday, September 21st-Wednesday, September 23rd. Learn more and see how you can gift yourself this month and save!

The Theme!
Everyone wants to be courageous in life and business. But what does your brave look like? It’s different for everyone, but as women business owners, we have left comfortable jobs to start our own ventures. We have done business the world over. We have met with senators and members of Congress. We have sat on executive boards. We have taken major financial risks. Whatever “brave” means to you, this year’s theme of “Brave Is” will help you put yourself out there, push through fears and say “yes” to life and business even more.

The Savings!
Register before the start of 2020 to save on your conference registration:

All-inclusive 3 days
(includes 1-day Membership Meeting and 2-day Conference):

$500.00 Member 
$575.00 Non-Member 
until 6/30/2020

Includes all official activities: membership meeting, general sessions with meals, breakout sessions, and receptions.

Regular Full Registration: 2-day
(includes conference only):

$425.00 Member 
$500.00 Non-Member
until 6/30/2020

Includes all official activities: general sessions with meals, breakout sessions, exhibit hall pass, and opening reception. Does not include any Monday events.

The Agenda!

Monday, September 21, 2020

Annual Membership Meeting

9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Visit Austin – explore this vibrant city on a tour or on your own!

12:00 p.m.

Welcome Lunch Buffet

12:00 p.m. – 12:30 p.m.

NAWBO Annual Membership Meeting – State of NAWBO

2020 Initiatives and Vision

1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Creating Leaders for a World of Change – Choices That Make Good Leaders Great & NAWBO 45th Anniversary Reflection

Speaker:  NAWBO Co-Founder Dottie Gandy

2:15 p.m. – 3:15pm

NAWBO Committee Updates:  Membership, Governance, Finance & National Events 

3:15 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Chapter Awards Ceremony & Champagne Toast to Excellence

4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Best Practices Roundtable Discussions for Chapters and Business & Leadership Meetings

6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Membership Reception

Hosted by Bank of America


 Tuesday, September 22, 2020

National Women’s Business Conference

6:00 a.m.

Total Body Boot Camp

8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

Breakfast for Attendees and Speed Networking Opportunity

First Time Attendee Meet and Greet Breakfast

Sponsored by UPS

9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Morning General Session & NextGen Panel

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Networking Boxed Lunch

1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Work on Your Business Workshops Part 1

Power Talks & Exhibit Hall Time

4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Raffle and Networking

6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Opening Reception



Wednesday, September 23, 2020

National Women’s Business Conference

6:30 a.m.

Total Body Boot Camp

8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

Breakfast for Attendees

Sponsor Appreciation Breakfast & National Advisory Council Meeting

9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Networking and Raffles

10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Matchmaking & Speed Networking by Industry

12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Lunch General Session

2:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Work on your Business Workshops – Part 2

Mastermind Business Discussions

5:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Awards Reception/Photo Ops

6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

NAWBO Annual National Awards Gala

Sponsored by Bank of America


The City!
Austin, Texas, isn’t just the capital of the Lone Star State, home of University of Texas Austin and its Texas Longhorns and the Live Music Capital of the World thanks to more than 250 music venues and a vibrant arts scene. It’s also one of the fastest-growing and most entrepreneur-friendly U.S. cities—making it the perfect backdrop for a National Women’s Business Conference hosted by NAWBO. In fact, a few years ago, Austin was named the “#1 place in America to start a new business” by CNBC, the top city for “small-business vitality” by American City Business Journals and the top city for launching a technology start-up by Sunguard Availability Foundation. Start planning your trip to Austin here.

The Venue!
We’re taking over a brand-new venue! The highly-anticipated Austin Marriott Downtown, opening mid 2020, will feature over 600 iconic guest rooms, a rooftop pool with breathtaking views, three bars, locally inspired restaurants and more than 60,000 square feet of meeting space. Located right across the street from the Austin Convention Center and in walking distance from famed 6th Street, popular shops and hottest restaurants, the Austin Marriott Downtown is the ideal location for new meeting and stay experiences in one of America’s most exciting cities.  

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