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Center for Women Veterans (CWV)

 

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

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

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.

April

26

Officer Women Leadership Symposium (OWLS) External link to a non-government website
April 26-27, 2017
Arlington, Virginia
Provides military women the opportunity to network with like-minded colleagues and to grow professionally and personally through keynote messages, workshops and panel discussions.  Register now! External link to a non-government website

April

27

Military Service History and VA Benefit Utilization for Minority Veterans
April 24, 2017
Cyber Seminar
April’s Focus on Health Equity and Action Cyberseminar session spotlights the recently released “Minority Veterans Report:  Military Service History and VA Benefit Utilization Statistics” report from the VA Data Governance and Analytics office.  This new report increases our understanding of racial and ethnic minority Veterans, their use of VA benefits and services, as well as the impact of military service on their lives post-military.  Register now! External link to a non-government website

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

5

Ribbon Cutting and Information Fair of the new Corporal Michael J. Crescenz VA Medical Center Women’s Health Center External link to a non-government website
May 5, 2017
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Please RSVP Christina Cook-Carter at christina.cook-carter@va.gov or (215) 823-5846 if you can join us.

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

11

State of California Honor a Hero, Hire a Vet Job and Resource Fair External link to a non-government website
May 11, 2017
Ontario, California
The State of California Employment Development Department, in partnership with the Inland Empire Veterans Employment Committee, the City of Ontario and the Counties of Riverside and San Bernardino are proud to be holding the 39th annual Honor A Hero/Hire a Veteran Job and Resource Fair.

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).

May

20

Second Annual Salute to Women Warriors Banquet External link to a non-government website
May 20, 2017
Grand Island, Nebraska
Supporting the Women Veterans Scholarship in honor of Wilma Kellogg.

June

8

Operation Westide Surge External link to a non-government website
June 8-15, 2017
Atlanta, Georgia
In June of 2017, The Mission Continues will deploy more than 70 Veteran volunteers to Atlanta’s Westside for a week-long service mission to tackle some the community’s toughest challenges.  Using their skills, leadership and experience, our volunteers will work alongside families and community partners in Atlanta—all of whom are working together to revitalize these neighborhoods through positive action and co-operation.

June

9

Women Veterans’ Conference External link to a non-government website
June 9-10, 2017
Orlando, Florida
Open to all women who have served or are currently serving in the military.  Register online »

June

17

Honoring Women Veterans Conference External link to a non-government website
June 17, 2017
Evansville, Indiana
Join us for a FREE, fun, and informative day designed for women who have served and currently serve in the United States military.

June

22

Centerstone and Veterans PATH Retreat for Female Veterans External link to a non-government website
June 22-26, 2017
Beersheba Springs, TN
3-day healing retreat for women Veterans.  Women Veterans have unique perspectives and experiences related to military service.

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

16

2017 National Association of State Workforce Agencies (NASWA) Veterans Conference External link to a non-government website
August 16-18, 2017
Reno, Nevada
The four keynote speakers for this year’s co1nference are:  Gail Harris, retired Navy Captain; Courtney Lynch, US Marine Corps; Brad Snyder, former Navy Lieutenant; Dr. Richard Pimentel, a Vietnam Disabled Veteran.

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.

October

13

Women Veterans Alliance — Women Veterans Unconference-Fall 2017 External link to a non-government website
Octobe 13-15, 2017
City of Industry, California
3 Days of camaraderie, networking, fun, food, inspiration, & relaxation.