Camp WorldWIT 2006 Call for Speakers

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Panelists and single speakers alike are welcome to submit their applications to present at a one-of-a-kind women’s business conference— Camp WorldWIT: Back to Our Nature, May 4-7.

WorldWIT, the world’s largest on- and offline networking organization for professional women with 80 chapters around the globe, is now accepting speaker applications for their third annual, one-of-a-kind, international business conference (http://tinyurl.com/86v57). Camp WorldWIT: Back to our Nature will be taking place at the Trout Lodge in the beautiful Ozark Mountains, near St. Louis, MO from May 4-7. All speaker applications must be received by January 6, 2006.

Camp WorldWIT: Back to our Nature will be the off-the-grid networking event of the year, offering guests and speakers a unique experience that combines business education and networking with an old-fashioned summer camp feel, and it's just for women. During the long weekend, Campers share entrepreneurial and corporate learning, hear outstanding keynoters and panel discussions, and have ample opportunities to share best practices.

Today, WorldWIT opens the application process and welcomes single speakers and panelists to submit their applications for seminars and workshops to be presented during the 3rd annual conference. Speakers are invited to share their knowledge and expertise with over 200 attendees in an intimate and relaxed environment. WorldWIT is looking for a variety of topic areas from experts around the globe. This is a rare opportunity to connect, inspire, and learn from other professional women. The three Camp tracks address diverse leadership challenges and are designed to strengthen careers, enlighten the mind and uplift the spirit and include:

1) Leadership Development: Find Your Personal Champion – Leadership, career planning, developing a vision for your business. Soft Skills and philosophical nuggets to enrich and inspire you in 2006 and beyond.

2) Best Practices: Create a Breakthrough Performance – Function-specific wisdom and best practices on a wide range of entrepreneurial and corporate topics.

3) Recipes For Success: Tricks of the Trade—Hands-on, get-up-and-do-it sessions that will help participants practice and integrate new skills.

In addition to a comprehensive program based on the WorldWIT member’s feedback, the keynote sessions will be presented by several of the most dynamic women in business today including Jane Randel, VP of Corporate Communications at Liz Claiborne.

“This Camp is a complete departure from most business learning or networking events, which are usually very ‘corporate’ in atmosphere. The truth is that people learn best in a relaxed environment, and the Trout Lodge, in the beautiful and serene Ozark Mountains, offers that,” says Liz Ryan, WorldWIT Founder and CEO. “This is going to be three days of intensive learning and networking in a serene setting, where women can focus on their business and personal development without worrying about skirts and suits.”

The speaker application may be found here: http://tinyurl.com/86v57. For more information on speaking, sponsorships or to register contact Rosemary Riley at 303-442-2999 or rosemaryr@worldwit.org or visit http://www.worldwit.org.

About WorldWIT

Founded in Chicago in 1999, WorldWIT (http://www.worldwit.org) is the world’s largest online networking organization for professional women in business, formed for women to share advice and ideas with other women eager to “connect.” It reaches nearly 40,000 women globally via moderated, local email discussion groups like ArchWIT (St. Louis), HoustonWIT and BritWIT (Great Britain), and through local events and activities in 25 countries and 80 cities around the world. WorldWIT is also the proud winner of the 2004 Stevie™ Award for Woman’s Business Association of the Year.

The membership is free and is comprised of women who range from corporate CEOs, government officials, legal professionals, marketing and media experts to home-based consultants and entrepreneurs. Its founder, Liz Ryan, was the first female vice president at U.S. Robotics, and is a popular columnist, speaker and “at work issues” expert. She has been featured by such media as TIME, Fortune, The New York Times, CNN, CNBC and CN8. Liz is also a regular contributor to Business Week Online and the on-air workplace expert for Denver’s NBC affiliate, 9 News. WorldWIT is headquartered in Boulder, CO.

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