Nashville Women’s Summit

Nashville Women’s Summit

Kick up your boots and join us in Music City, USA! Each year, we host a two-day regional summit in a different city to connect conservative college women across the country. In Nashville, you will hear from incredible women leaders in the Conservative Movement such as U.S. Senator Marsha Blackburn and One America News Network host Liz Wheeler.

Similar to our past summits, our Nashville Women’s Summit is open to all college conservative women. We are also opening registration up to local female high school students interested in joining us for the day portions of our summit! Parents/guardians are invited to join their high schooler during the day.

NOTE:  We are monitoring the coronavirus situation in Nashville.  At this time, we suggest you do not book non-refundable travel.  We will keep you posted of the status of the Summit as information comes available.

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Summit Details:

Summit begins: 6:00pm on Friday, September 25

Summit ends: 9:00pm on Saturday, September 26

Location: Sheraton Music City Hotel (777 McGavock Pike, Nashville, TN 37214)

Travel: If you are flying, please fly into Nashville International Airport (BNA). Our hotel offers a free airport shuttle service operating every day between 5:00am-11:00pm. If you prefer using Uber or Lyft, expect the cost to range between $15-20.

Speakers

Why you should attend:

  1. You will learn from inspiring female leaders in the Conservative Movement to have the courage to defend your principles at school and throughout your life.
  2. You will network with other conservative college women from across the U.S. who are eager to connect.
  3. You will feel relaxed and comfortable at our unique, all-women summit while you discuss different perspectives.
  4. You will become a leader in the Conservative Movement and inspire others to boldly embrace their views.
  5. You will receive valuable resources to take back with you on campus and share with your friends.
  6. You will develop new skills, such as public speaking and debate, that will take you far in your career.
  7. You will attend a Grand Ole Opry concert Saturday night with your many new friends from the summit!

 

Tuition Fee:

Because of our generous supporters, we are able to offer a summit fee of only $25 that includes two nights at the Sheraton Music City Hotel, summit tuition, materials, meals from Friday dinner through Saturday dinner, and a ticket to the Grand Ole Opry Saturday night.

 

Travel Information:

You are responsible for booking your own travel. If you need financial assistance, we encourage you to apply for our travel scholarship. While travel assistance is never guaranteed, we will gladly consider all completed requests. Requests are due by Sept.14, but are issued on a first come, first served basis so it is in your best interest to submit your request as soon as possible. If you are not dependent on full financial assistance, we recommend purchasing your ticket as soon as possible to lock in the lowest fare. Travel assistance does not cover ground transportation, baggage fees, seat assignments, etc.
To request a travel scholarship, please email a one-page essay to [email protected] that includes:
   –Language regarding your financial need
   –What you hope to gain by attending the summit
   –Your travel plans, or the expected amount of your travel plans, and the amount you are requesting. (For example, expected travel cost from ORD to BNA is $500. I am requesting $400 in assistance.) 
This information can also be found on our website here.

Facebook Group:

If you have Facebook, you will be added to the private group, “Nashville Women’s Summit.” There, you will have the opportunity to connect with other attendees, stay tuned to updates during the summit, and ask questions to our staff.

 

Non-Student Attendees: 

If you are a supporter of ours, and you are interested in attending our Nashville Women’s Summit, please call Julie Stewart at (703) 318-0730 or email her at [email protected] for more information.

 

Frequently Asked Questions:

 

When should I arrive?

You should arrive at the Sheraton Music City Hotel (777 McGavock Pike, Nashville, TN 37214) by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, September 25. Check in begins at 3:00 p.m. The summit starts at 6:00 p.m. in the banquet hall of the hotel. If you require parking, please contact the hotel to arrange plans. You are responsible for any parking fee. You will receive more detailed arrival information a day or two before the summit.

 

What time does the summit end?

The summit ends Saturday night after the Grand Ole Opry concert. Check out from the hotel is Sunday morning until 12:00 p.m. Students are welcome to stay until check out Sunday morning, but may also depart following the conclusion of the program Saturday evening (approximately 10:00 p.m.).

 

To which airport should I fly?

You should fly to Nashville International Airport (BNA) because it is closest to the hotel. The hotel also provides a free airport shuttle service from BNA that operates every day between 5:00am-11:00pm. If you prefer using Uber or Lyft, expect the cost to range between $15-20.

 

How will I get to and from the airport and the summit?

We do not provide students with transportation to and from the airport for this summit, but the hotel offers a free airport shuttle service that operates frequently every day. If the student prefers another method of transportation over the shuttle, we encourage students to split an Uber or Lyft with other summit attendees also heading to the airport/hotel.

 

Is travel assistance available to students?

Yes, travel assistance may be available on a case-by-case basis. While travel assistance is never guaranteed, we will gladly consider all completed requests. To submit a travel assistance request, please email a one-page essay to [email protected] that includes: 1) language regarding your financial need, 2) what you hope to gain by attending the summit, 3) your travel plans, or the expected amount of your travel plans, and the amount you are requesting. (For example, expected travel cost from ORD to BNA is $500. I am requesting $400 in assistance.)

 

Can I sponsor a student to attend this program?

To sponsor a student to attend our Nashville Women’s Summit, or to help us in another way, please use this donation form. If you have any questions, please contact our Development Director Cindy Rushing at [email protected] for more information.

 

What are the activities during the summit?

During the day, you will listen to exciting conservative speakers and participate in question and answer sessions. We have designated times to network with new friends and meet our speakers. Friday evening will feature a dinner banquet with a special guest Senator Marsha Blackburn and time for questions and answers. For Saturday evening, we will attend a concert at the Grand Ole Opry – the show that made country music famous! For more information about the Grand Ole Opry, visit their website here. Feel welcome to wear your cowboy boots!

 

Will we have free time during the summit?

You will not have much free time since we provide you with a comprehensive program, but you are free in the evenings after dinner and many students go out and enjoy the town at that time each night. We also designate time each day to network with new friends. If you wish to have more free time in Nashville, you need to come early or stay late. However, we are not able to make these arrangements for you and you must contact the hotel to make arrangements if you plan to stay.

 

What does the $25 tuition fee include?

Because of our generous supporters, we are able to offer a summit fee of only $25 that includes two nights at the Sheraton Music City Hotel, summit tuition, materials, meals from Friday dinner through Sunday breakfast, and a ticket to the Grand Ole Opry Saturday night.

 

What is the dress for this summit?

During the day, we ask that you wear business casual or business formal clothing. For the Friday night dinner, please dress in business professional. We recommend packing casual clothes, such as jeans, for your free time and when we attend the Grand Ole Opry on Saturday night.

 

What are the living arrangements?

Students will have one female roommate for the weekend at the hotel. The registration form allows you to request roommates, and we will do our best to accommodate those requests. If you didn’t request a roommate while registering, but would like to do so now, please email [email protected] with “Nashville Roommate Request” in the subject line and the name of the student.

 

How many students are expected to attend the summit?

More than 90 young college women from across the country are expected to attend the summit, and many Nashville-area female high school students will also join us during the day on Saturday.

 

Can high school students attend?

While our summits are normally college student focused, area female high school students are welcome to attend with an accompanying parent or guardian for the day and dinner portions of the summit. If you registered as a high school student, please email [email protected] specifying which sessions you would like to attend and the name of the parent/guardian who will be accompanying you. A simple schedule of our summit can be found below.

 

Is there a registration deadline?

Yes. Please register by August 14. If you have special circumstances and cannot register until later, please contact us to explain so we can reserve a spot. For this special case, September 12 is the very latest you may register.

 

Is there a schedule available?

Yes. The most updated schedule can be found here. A schedule is also posted on the private Facebook group attendees will be automatically added to. The schedule is subject to change.

 

Terms and Conditions:

A. LIMITED SPACE. I understand that I am applying for a limited amount of space at this summit and that my application is subject to confirmation. I understand that all applications submitted prior to August 14th, 2020 will receive a response regarding acceptance. In the event I have not been accepted I will be refunded by a check mailed to the address provided when I registered. B. FAILURE TO ATTEND. I recognize that my participation in this summit is made possible through the generous financial support of Clare Boothe Luce Center for Conservative Women’s supporters nationwide. As such I agree to attend all sessions of the summit. I understand that if I fail to attend all sessions of the summit, I will be charged, and I agree to pay, the total cost of my attendance for the summit including the hotel, food, and summit costs. C. PLEDGE NOT TO DISRUPT. I assert that I am not here under any false pretense. I will not disrupt or undermine the event by my actions. D. PROMOTION OF OTHER GROUPS. I understand that the Clare Boothe Luce Center for Conservative Women has a set procedure in place for outside organizations to attend the event and I am not allowed to promote any other groups or organizations without written permission from the Center. E. FAILURE TO NOTIFY OF CANCELLATION/FAILURE TO ATTEND. Except in case of emergency, I must notify Clare Boothe Luce Center for Conservative Women by September 12, 2020 of my inability to attend or I will be charged the failure to attend fee listed above, since it is too late to give my spot to another student. F. LATE CANCELLATION. I understand that the summit fee is not refundable if I cancel my participation after August 28, 2020. G. ROOMMATES. I understand I will be assigned a roommate for the summit. I may request a preferred roommate of the same sex, but there is a chance I may not be able to room with them. I understand I may be assigned two roommates if hotel space is limited for the summit.H) HOTEL RULES/REGULATIONS. I agree to abide by all rules and instructions of Clare Boothe Luce Center for Conservative Women and to obey all laws. I agree to notify Clare Boothe Luce Center for Conservative Women’s staff immediately if a problem arises during the summit. I. ADDED TO EMAIL LIST. I understand that my email address will be added to the Clare Boothe Luce Center for Conservative Women email list for notification of future events. J. SOCIAL MEDIA/PRIVATE MESSAGING. I understand that the words, statements, and images that I post on social media or send through private forms of communication may reflect on the Clare Boothe Luce Center for Conservative Women and the Conservative Movement as a whole. I understand that during the summit, the Clare Boothe Luce Center for Conservative Women is monitoring participants social media posts, including but not limited to, posts on Facebook and Twitter. I understand that by posting, or sending, inappropriate words, statements, or images (as determined by the Center), I may be removed from the summit, in which case I forfeit my registration fee and I will be liable to pay the remainder of the program cost. K. FAILURE TO ABIDE BY TERMS AND CONDITIONS. I understand that if I fail to abide by these terms I will forfeit my registration fee and I will be liable to pay the remainder of the program costs.
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I hereby grant Clare Boothe Luce Center for Conservative Women the irrevocable right and permission to use photographs and/or video recordings of me on Clare Boothe Luce Center for Conservative Women and other websites and in publications, promotional flyers, educational materials, derivative works, or for any other similar purpose without compensation to me.
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I hereby release, acquit and forever discharge Clare Boothe Luce Center for Conservative Women, its current and former trustees, agents, officers and employees of the above-named entities from any and all claims, demands, rights, promises, damages and liabilities arising out of or in connection with the use or distribution of said photographs and/or video recordings, including but not limited to any claims or invasion of privacy, appropriation of likeness or defamation.

 

 

More information:

If you cannot find an answer to your question, please email [email protected] or call (703) 318-0730 and we would be happy to help!