Special Events

Wednesday, September 28

Affinity Mixer

Your NEW Summit experience starts here! Meet with peers at your career and life stage at this unique Summit mixer. Select two groups — Millennial, mid-level leader, dual-career household, male champion, single woman without kids, multicultural, senior executive, working mom, etc. — and share common challenges and common solutions in frank and robust discussions. You will create lasting peer relationships and get fresh insights on your own life and career, developing actionable steps to carry with you.
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm | National Ballroom
Eileen Tarjan, Manager of Learning, Network of Executive Women

Welcome Reception

Catch up with friends, network with your peers and make new connections.
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm | Golf Course Commons

Thursday, September 29

Summit Luncheon

Make new friends or catch up with your colleagues at our annual Summit Luncheon.
12:00 pm - 12:45 pm | Osceola Ballroom

Celebrating Excellence Gala

Celebrate achievements in women’s leadership with NEW regional officers and 1,100 fellow attendees at the fifth annual NEW Celebrating Excellence Awards Gala, Thursday, September 29. Network at our reception, pose with your friends and colleagues on our red carpet, enjoy our banquet and celebrate with the industry’s winners at our Celebrating Excellence Awards Gala afterparty.
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm | Osceola Foyer and Ballroom

Red Carpet Reception

Have your photo taken on the red carpet, connect with your peers and make new friends as we kick off the Celebrating Excellence Awards Gala.
6:00 pm - 6:45 pm | Osceola Foyer

Celebrating Excellence Awards

NEW celebrates achievements in women's leadership at the fifth annual NEW Celebrating Excellence Awards ceremony. Join us as we reveal the 2016 Region of the Year and Regional Leader of the Year.
7:45 pm - 8:30 pm | Osceola Ballroom
Stephanie McFee, Vice President, Member & Regional Services, Network of Executive Women
Marla Thompson, Senior Vice President, Partnership, Angie’s List

Celebrating Excellence Awards Afterparty

The celebration continues with music, dancing and photo fun!
8:30 pm - 11:00 pm | Osceola Foyer