2013 Conference Program

outdoorbio2013-ASR-918x802We are excited to announce Akilah S. Richards as our opening speaker on Saturday, September 14th! Akilah wowed us at her breakout session during the 2012 conference and we had to have her back. This year she’s sharing all about: Nurturing the Breakthroughs: From Aha! to action in moving from our patterns that harm to those that heal. Don’t miss her!


Red SummerPresenting the Red Summer Experience on Saturday evening, a special conference performance by local performance artist, activist, motivational speaker and published writer, Red Summer. Get a sneak peek of this artist in action here, or see her full works at the Red Summer Experience!


IMG_4924Our Sunday speaker will be the dynamic Portia Jackson, DrPH, MPH, and creator of Active Steps Coaching. Hailing all the way from Los Angeles, she is passionate about helping individuals from all backgrounds understand their worth and potential! Join us for her interactive and enlightening session: Balance….in the Real World.

AuthorLBFacePictureAnother 2012 presenter standout, Lakia Brandenburg will be our distinguished Mistress of Ceremonies! We are so excited to have this accomplished author and passionate speaker at our conference again!

Saturday + Sunday Line-up:

Saturday, September 14, 2013

8-9:30a: Registration
9-9:30a: Welcome
9:30-10:30aNurturing the Breakthroughs: From Aha! to action in moving from our patterns that harm to those that heal – Akilah S. Richards
10:45-11:45a: Breakout Sessions
12-1:15p: Lunch + Author Panel
1:30-2:30p: Breakout Sessions
2:45-3:45p: Breakout Sessions
4-5p: Special Performance: The Red Summer ExperienceRed Summer

Sunday, September 15, 2013 – A day of reflection.

8:30 – 9:30a: Breakfast Reception
9:30 -10:30a: Breakout Sessions
10:40-11:40a: Breakout Sessions
11:50 – 12:10p: Spelman President, Dr. Beverly Tatum
12:20 – 1:30p: Balance…in the Real WorldPortia Jackson

Read the full Breakout Summaries 2013.