We believe...
that there is a real hunger among women everywhere to finally give themselves permission to be the fully powerful and amazing beings that they are, and that Time for Our Power! is part of a larger transformation that is happening in this country and around the world. Women all over are waking up to their power!

We believe that there is no force more powerful than a woman who believes in herself, follows her passion and brings her unique gifts to the world. In doing so not only does she benefit, but so do all those around her - her family, friends, community, and ultimately the world.

We also believe that humankind's existence on this planet has never been in such jeopardy. The perils are clear: environmental degradation, global warming, war, nuclear proliferation, widespread human rights abuses. Women are uniquely positioned to spark a much needed revolution in human consciousness. The world is in critical need of feminine energy and perspective, and it has never been more important for us to claim and own our power to bring about change.

Its time!

CONFERENCE SCHEDULE

FRIDAY JUNE 20, 2008

Haywood Park Hotel
3 PM:
Registration and Exhibit Viewing opens.
5-6:45 PM:
Welcome Reception with Hosted Appetizers (sponsored by Everyday Gourmet).
6:45- 7 PM:
Walk to Thomas Wolfe Auditorim
Thomas Wolfe Auditorium
7-7:45 PM:
Opening Ceremony: This magical and mega-powerful kickoff, choreographed by documentary filmmaker Debra Roberts, features poet Glenis Redmond, Cherokee/Choctaw tribal elder and storyteller Grandmother Red Leaf, drummers, dancers and more.
7:45-8:15 PM:
Grandmother Red Leaf: "Seeking the Stone Movers."
8:15-8:30 PM:
Power of Three: Conference planners welcome participants, set intention and explain logistics.
8:30-8:40 PM:
Mayor Terry Bellamy: "Welcome Address."
8:40-9:20 PM:
Glenis Redmond: "Women's Voices Rising."


SATURDAY JUNE 21, 2008 - SUMMER SOLSTICE

Haywood Park Hotel
7:15-8:30 AM:
Registration, Exhibit Viewing and Hosted Organic Breakfast.
8:30-8:45 AM:
Walk to Thomas Wolfe Auditorium.
Thomas Wolfe Auditorium
8:45-9 AM:
Summer Solstice Ritual: Cherokee/Choctaw tribal elder and storyteller Grandmother Red Leaf will lead us in celebrating and honoring this sacred day.
9-9:50 AM:
Vicki Donlan: "Why It's Time For Women To Lead in America."
9:50-10:45 AM:
Kate Thomsen, MD: "Healing Healthcare."
10:45-11 AM:
Break.
11-11:45 PM:
Jane Fonda: "Our Leadership is Needed"
11:45 -12:15 PM:
Morning Speakers Panel: Q&A with Jane Fonda, Vicki Donlan and Kate Thomsen.
Haywood Park Hotel
12:15-2 PM:
Hosted Organic Lunch and Exhibit Viewing.
2-2:15 PM:
Walk to Breakout Session.
2:15-3:45PM:
Breakout Sessions 1:
Thomas Wolfe Auditorium
1. Linda Stout: "Creating a Different Future: Changing the World Through Community."
Jubilee - Big Room
2. Jaquelyn McCandless: "Calling All Women: How to be Juicy and Sexy at Any Age."
Jubilee - Room B
3. Barbara Waterhouse: "Prosperity."
Civic Center - Banquet Hall
4. Shelli SuZanne Stanback: "Sensational You: Power of Movement."
Jubilee - Room A
5. Mary James, ND: "Holistic and Natural Approaches for PMS, Depression, Breast Cancer and Menopause."
Haywood Park Hotel - Travel Link Room
6. Denise Hedges: "Creating Everyday Miracles In Your Life And Work"
3:45-4 PM:
Walk to second Breakout Session.
4-5:30 PM:
Breakout Sessions 2 (Same choices and locations as Breakout Sessions 1)
Haywood Park Hotel
5:30-7 PM:
Wine Tasting Reception with Fabulous Appetizers (sponsored by Tryon Distributing and Everyday Gourmet).
Thomas Wolfe Auditorium
7:30-10 PM:
Don't Miss the Evening Entertainment: Featuring the local talents of comedy troupe LYLAS, the sassy cowgirls of The Buckerettes, singer-songwriter Mary Davis, multi-instrumentalist Sue Ford, and drumming & dancing by Wild Bodema with Jessie Lehman.


SUNDAY JUNE 22, 2008

Haywood Park Hotel
7:15-8:30 AM:
Registration, Exhibit Viewing and Hosted Organic Breakfast.
8:30-8:45 AM:
Walk to Thomas Wolfe Auditorium.
Thomas Wolfe Auditorium
8:45-9:45 AM:
Phil Borges: "Stirring the Fire."
9:45-10:45 AM:
Cheri Britton: "Village Power... Drawing on the Power of Others."
10:45-11 AM:
Break.
11-11:05 AM:
Linda Metzner: Strong Women Poetry
11:05-12 PM:
Starhawk: "Women Take Action: Using the Insights of Feminism to Change the World."
12-12:30 PM:
Morning Speakers Panel: Q&A with Phil Borges, Starhawk and Cherri Britton.
Haywood Park Hotel
12:30-1:45 PM:
Hosted Organic Lunch and Exhibit Viewing.
1:45-2 PM:
Walk to Breakout Session.
2-3:30 PM:
Breakout Sessions:
Haywood Park Hotel - Travel Link Room
1. Cheri Britton: "BOOM Thinking."
Jubilee - Big Room
2. Lisa Sarasohn: "Gutsy Women!"
Civic Center - Banquet Hall
3. Judith Alvarado: "Empowerment Through Awareness and Self-Defense."
Jubilee - Room A
4. Jack Zimmerman and H Hanson: "What Men Need to Know to Live Successfully with an Empowered Woman-But Are Afraid to Ask."
Thomas Wolfe Auditorium
5. Starhawk and Julia Butterfly Hill: "Earth Spirit, Earth Action."
Jubilee - Room B
6. Jacquelyn Hallum: "Recognizing, Understanding and Appreciating Differences: A Journey of Multicultural Transformation."
3:30-3:45 PM:
Walk to Thomas Wolfe Auditorium.
Thomas Wolfe Auditorium
3:45 4-30 PM:
The Sustainability Panel: "Women's Role in Saving the Planet." Featuring Starhawk, Julia Butterfly Hill and Janell Kapoor.
4:30-5 PM:
Closing Ceremony: Grassroots organizer and activist Linda Stout leads us through a powerful Visioning followed by inspiring songs from Asheville women's chorus Womansong.