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Events

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The following list is provided as the events may be of interest to women Veterans.  By sharing information to raise awareness, VA does not sponsor or endorse any external event.

Interested in making CWV a part of your event?  Request an CWV Speaker at your event.  Please complete the VA CWV Conference Invitation Request.  Requests can be emailed to 00w@va.gov.  Please allow 10 business days for final decision.

Calendar of Upcoming Events
DateEvent

February

22

Bunker Labs Nashville EPIC Program External link to a non-government website
February 22, 2017
Nashville, Tennessee
The course is specifically tailored to fit the schedules of busy professionals who have a desire to pursue entrepreneurial endeavors.  The course will follow our 12-week curriculum, aimed at helping an entrepreneur develop the talents and skills required to be successful.  Apply by 02/22/2017 for the March 1-May 31, 2017 course.

February

23

The Muster DC External link to a non-government website
February 23, 2017
Alexandria, Virginia
We’ll kick off 2017 with our first Muster in Washington D.C.  Mark your calendar for an afternoon of networking, thought leadership, and innovation with DC’s military, Veteran entrepreneurs, and startup community.

February

24

Boots to Business Reboot External link to a non-government website
February 24, 2017
Washington, District of Columbia
Boots to Business Reboot is a two-step training program that provides participants an overview of business ownership as a career vocation, an outline and knowledge of the components of a business plan, a practical exercise in opportunity recognition and an introduction to available public and private sector resources.

February

24

I Am Not Invisible External link to a non-government website
February 24, 2017
Portland, Oregon
Join the Oregon Department of Veterans Affairs and the Veterans Resource Center of Portland State University for the unveiling of the I Am Not Invisible campaign in support of women that served in the U.S. Armed Forces.  This effort will include 23 images of women from diverse ethnic backgrounds, branch affiliations, eras and geographic locations around Oregon in a photo series designed to demonstrate their strength, resilience, pride, and commitment to our nation.

February

27

Fourth Annual Women Veterans and Active Duty Women Warriors Resource External link to a non-government website
February 27, 2017
Columbus, Georgia
The summit will introduce the unique experiences of women Veterans and the need for tailored services that will allow them to find success in programs meant to serve them.

March

1

Bunker Labs Los Angeles EPIC Program External link to a non-government website
March 1, 2017
Los Angeles, California
The course is specifically tailored to fit the schedules of busy professionals who have a desire to pursue entrepreneurial endeavors.  The course will follow our 12-week curriculum, aimed at helping an entrepreneur develop the talents and skills required to be successful.  Apply by 03/01/2017 for the March 7-May 23, 2017 course.

March

2

Making the Connection: Navigating Fortune 500 Supply Chains External link to a non-government website
March 2, 2017
Atlanta, Georgia
Join First Data and the Coalition for Veteran Owned Business (CVOB) managed by the Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University for a first of its kind discussion and networking event in the greater Atlanta area with Fortune 500 executives and supplier diversity leads.

March

7

Soldier On:  Life After Deployment
March 7, 2017
Premieres on Channel 13/WNET on Tuesday, March 7 at 10PM.  In this new documentary, produced and directed by award-winning filmmaker Susan M. Sipprelle, three women confront the challenges of readjusting to civilian life after their post-9/11 military service.  Distributed by American Public Television, Soldier On will be released for national broadcast in March 2017, during Women’s History Month.  Check for your local listing.

March

8

9th Annual Army Women’s Founding Annual Summit
March 8, 2017
Washington, District of Columbia
This year’s theme is Evolving Opportunities for Army Women:  Equip — Empower — Engage.  The afternoon features distinct panelists who will equip attendees with information, while also providing practical tools and tactics to leave them empowered.  Guests will experience two panel conversations that will focus on “Army Experiences of Extraordinary Women” as well as “Transitioning from Army to Civilian Life.”

March

10

2nd Annual Military Women Conference
March 10, 2017
Brooklyn, New York
Join us for a Welcome Brunch, valuable workshops by women leaders in their field, a business expo, and special keynote speaker!&nbs; R.S.V.P. by March 3, 2017.

March

11

Veterans Improv Course
March 11-April 29, 2017
Washington, District of Columbia
ASAP’s Veterans Improv Class is one of the only free improvisational comedy classes for veterans and military families in the country.  The eight-week, intro-level course develops students improvskills through a variety of games and exercises.  The class culminates with a improv graduation show for friends and family.  This fantastic class is led by professional improvisor and Air Force Veteran, Shawn Westfall.

March

16

Bunker Labs New York External link to a non-government website
March 16, 2017
Brooklyn, New York
Bunker Labs NY at NYU Tandon is New York City's home for Veteran entrepreneurs.  Our mission is to inspire, educate, and connect military Veterans to help them realize their full entrepreneurial potential.

March

16

Combat to Community:  Engaging Veterans in the Workforce External link to a non-government website
March 16, 2017
San Francisco, California & Webinar
Creating employment initiatives for Veterans is more than a patriotic endeavor or a charitable cause.  It’s simple: hiring Veterans is good for business.  This event will provide opportunities for employers, hiring professionals, and human resource professionals to learn practical ways to recruit, hire, support and retain Veteran employees.

March

16

National Summit on Women Veterans
March 16-18, 2017
Dallas, Texas
The VA Secretary invites you to join senior leaders from VA — along with partners from the federal, VSO/nonprofit, corporate, and research communities — to identify challenges and opportunities facing women Veterans and innovative solutions and best practices in serving them.

March

17

100 Years of American Women in Uniform External link to a non-government website
March 17-19, 2017
Washington, District of Columbia
An intensive discussion program that engages Veteran participants in exploring American women’s participation in two conflicts, World War I and the recent Iraq and Afghanistan wars (OIF/OEF).

March

19

Comedy Bootcamp External link to a non-government website
March 19-April 30, 2017
Washington, District of Columbia
Comedy Bootcamp is the first free stand-up comedy class for Veterans and military families in the country.  The seven-week course develops the comedy writing and performing skills of participants through hands-on instruction and group feedback.  The class culminates with a graduation show at a local comedy club, with each participant delivering a five minute set to a public audience.  Comedy Bootcamp is taught by professional comedians and alumni of prior courses.

March

21

Female Enlisted Centennial Anniversary External link to a non-government website
March 21, 2017
Arlington, Virginia
The Defense Advisory Committee on Women in the Services (DACOWITS) and the VA Center for Women Veterans (CWV) are co-hosting this event to honor the centennial anniversary of the first female enlistee in the Armed Forces and the Navy’s first female Chief, Loretta Pefectus Walsh.

March

26

National Disabled Veterans Winter Sports Clinic External link to a non-government website
March 26-April 1, 2017
Snowmass Village, CO
Provides adaptive winter sports instruction for U.S. military Veterans and active duty servicemen and women with traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, orthopedic amputations, visual impairments, certain neurological conditions, and other injuries.

April

1

ON POINT Women Warriors Writing Workshop External link to a non-government website
April 1, 2017
Tampa, Florida
If you have served in uniform or supported a loved one in uniform, you are a warrior and a patriot.  Join us for a daylong celebration of military sisterhood as we explore the value of owning and writing HERstory!

April

4

Bunker Labs Chicago EPIC Program External link to a non-government website
April 4, 2017
Chicago, Illinois
The course is specifically tailored to fit the schedules of busy professionals who have a desire to pursue entrepreneurial endeavors.  The course will follow our 14 week curriculum that helps an entrepreneur develop the talents and skills required to be successful.

May

3

Empowering Women Veterans: Business, Agriculture and Well-Being Conference External link to a non-government website
May 3-5, 2017
Santa Rosa, California
The conference, which is open to all active duty and Veteran women, as well as women who farm with Veterans, will feature a farm tour highlighting livestock, vegetable and vinicultural production, in addition to educational workshops and presentations given by women Veterans, women in agriculture and other experts.

May

7

2017 National Veterans Golden Age Games (NVGAG) External link to a non-government website
May 7-11, 2017
Biloxi, Mississippi
The NVGAG is the premier senior adaptive rehabilitation program in the United States, and the only national multi-event sports and recreational seniors’ competition program designed to improve the quality of life for all older Veterans, including those with a wide range of abilities and disabilities.  The VA Challenges and encourages senior Veterans to be proactive in embracing a healthier lifestyle.   The games are open to Veterans, ages 55 or older, who receive health care from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

May

12

100 Years of American Women in Uniform External link to a non-government website
May 12-14, 2017
Washington, District of Columbia
An intensive discussion program that engages veteran participants in exploring American women’s participation in two conflicts, World War I and the recent Iraq and Afghanistan wars (OIF/OEF).

July

29

The Disabled American Veterans (DAV) 2017 National Convention External link to a non-government website
July 29-August 1, 2017
New Orleans, Louisiana

August

18

The American Legion 99th National Convention External link to a non-government website
August 18-24, 2017
Reno, Nevada
The American Legion hosts its national convention in a different city each year and welcomes to it a large number of attendees.  Legionnaires attending the event can take advantage of planned tourism attractions, discounted hotel and travel rates, Legion-sponsored events, and other convention-related offers.

 
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