Order of Events


12:00-5:00pm: Registration
5:00-6:00pm: Opening Ceremony
6:15-8:15pm: Committee Session I
8:30-9:00pm: Head Delegate Feedback
9:00pm-12:00am: Off-Campus Social ( 21+)  |  On-Campus Social ( < 21)


8:30am-11:30am: Committee Session II
11:30-1:00pm: Extended Lunch
1:00-5:30pm: Committee Session III
5:30-6:30pm: Dinner Break
6:30-8:30pm: Committee Session IV
8:30-9:00pm: Head Delegate Meeting
9:00-11:00pm: Off-Campus Social

Sunday 25 March 2018

10:00-12:30pm: Committee Session V
1:30-2:30pm: Closing Ceremonies


Keynote Speaker

Provided by the Weissman Center for Leadership at Mount Holyoke College.


Marianne Schnall

Marianne is a widely published writer and interviewer whose writings and interviews have been featured in a variety of media outlets including O, The Oprah MagazineMarie ClaireCNN.comTIME.com, ForbesEW.com, the Women's Media Center, and many others. Marianne is a featured blogger at The Huffington Post and a contributor to the nationally syndicated NPR radio show, 51% The Women’s Perspective. She is also the co-founder and executive director of the women's website and non-profit organization Feminist.com and founder of the What Will It Take movement. She is the author of Daring to be Ourselves: Influential Women Share Insights on Courage, Happiness and Finding Your Own Voice and her new book What will it Take to Make a Woman President? Conversations about Women, Leadership, and Power. 

Marianne graduated from Cornell University in 1989 with a BA in English, and she is also a graduate of the Women’s Media Center’s Progressive Women's Voices media and leadership training program. She was also a contributor to Robin Morgan’s anthology, Sisterhood is Forever: The Women’s Anthology for a New Millennium.

From a lifetime of interviewing diverse women, Marianne Schnall has chosen quotations that address big questions, then clustered them around turning points in life. Daring To Be Ourselves is a gift, a joy and a rescue.”
— Gloria Steinem
Marianne Schnall has gathered up a provocative, soulful and deeply helpful book of women, wisdom and ways to move us all forward. It is a gift!”
— Eve Ensler
I would love for my younger fans to read What Will It Take to Make a Woman President? by Marianne Schnall. It’s a collection of interviews and essays by great women, including Maya Angelou, Gloria Steinem, and Melissa Etheridge. They will inspire you to become a better leader.”
— Beyoncé
Daring to Be Ourselves is lovely and useful and true.”
— Alice Walker

Marianne’s latest book is What Will It Take to Make A Woman President?: Conversations About Women, Leadership and Power, featuring interviews with politicians, public officials, thought leaders, writers, artists, and activists in an attempt to discover the obstacles that have held women back and what needs to change in order to elect a woman into the White House. With insights and personal anecdotes from Sheryl Sandberg, Maya Angelou, Gloria Steinem, Nancy Pelosi, Nicholas Kristof, Melissa Etheridge, Olympia Snowe, and many more, this book addresses timely, provocative issues involving women, politics, and power. With a broader goal of encouraging women and girls to be leaders in their lives, their communities, and the larger world, Schnall and her interviewees explore the changing paradigms occurring in politics and in our culture with the hope of moving toward meaningful and effective solutions—and a world where a woman can be president.

Through her writings, interviews, and websites, Marianne strives to raise awareness and inspire activism around important issues and causes.


Bio taken from the website of Marianne Schnall

Photo by Franco Vogt Photography