Muse Conference, held each year in Bend, Oregon, is based on the belief that women hold enormous potential as catalysts for change in their lives, in their communities, and in the world. We want to connect, support, and inspire women as they create the change they want to see. Muse is hosted by World Muse, a registered non-profit that believes women and girls can change the world. World Muse offers year-round programming including in-school, after-school and summer camp opportunities for women. www.museconference.org
The 5th annual Muse Conference in downtown Bend, Oregon has announced its upcoming line-up of workshops, salons, film series, art show, and speakers. From global activists Rainn Wilson and Holiday Reinhorn who lead girls’ empowerment work in Haiti to a couple of “radical feminist nuns,” this year’s conference brings together a wide variety of artists, authors, actors, athletes, entrepreneurs, activists and social change leaders to celebrate International Women’s Day and kick off Women’s History Month.
Amanda Stuermer, World Muse Founder, said, “over the past few years, our programs have doubled in size. We reach thousands locally and globally through our programming, events, travel, and grants. We believe this work is more important than ever, and we believe this year’s Muse Conference is more necessary than ever. We will be featuring more male voices on the stage to emphasize the need for all of us to work together for positive social change.”
The four-day conference schedule includes a Film Series on Thursday; Salon Series and First Friday Art Show on Friday; the Conference, Muse Reception and Dinner on Saturday; and a special Workshop and Community Yoga Class on Sunday. Events take place at The Tower Theatre and Muse Hub (Liberty Theater) in downtown Bend.
The schedule includes:
Thursday, March 2, 4-8:30 pm – Early Registration and Film Series at the Muse Hub (Liberty Theater)
Friday, March 3 – 9 am-5:00 pm – Muse Salon Series, 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm – Muse Art Show at the Muse Hub (Liberty Theater)
Saturday, March 4 – 9 am-5:30 pm – Muse Conference Day at the Tower Theatre; Muse Reception and Dinner following
Sunday, March 5 – 9 am-11 pm – Muse Workshop, 3-4:30 pm – Muse Yoga Class at Muse Hub (Liberty Theater)
Tickets, which can be purchased online now, range in price from $10 for Salon events to $375 for an All-Access Conference Pass.