Announcing: I'll Be a Panelist at the Smart Girl Summit - August 9th and 10th, Indianapolis

Thursday, July 18, 2013

I am excited to announce that I will be participating in this year's Smart Girl Summit conducted annually by Smart Girl Politics. The conference will be held August 9th and 10th in Indianapolis, IN. I will join other panelists to discuss "Minority Outreach: Politics or Pandering."

Yesterday, SGP tweeted:

Information about the summit may be found here.

Click here to see the page dedicated to speakers and panelists.

The agenda for the conference is:

Friday, August 9

9:00 SC meeting

9:00 Exhibitor set up begins

12:00 Blogger Set Up

12:15 Registration opens

1:00 Welcome and National Anthem (Lisa Mei)

1:10 Speaker: Indiana Lt. Governor Sue Ellspermann

1:15 Governor Mike Pence Welcome Video

1:20 General Session

1:45 Panel: Minority Outreach - Politics or Pandering

(Confirmed: Jennifer Korn, Adrienne Ross, Kira Davis)

2:30 Panel: Fighting Back - Women on the Left

(Confirmed: Teri Christoph, Colleen Holcomb)

3:15 Break

3:30 Panel: Common Core - What's Happening to Our Schools?

(Confirmed: Rosa Leonetti, Marcia Chambliss, Joy Pullman)

4:15 Speaker: Dan Bongino

4:30 Wrap-Up

5:30 Cocktail Hour/Meet and Greet

8:30 Gun Range Pre-registration/Info - Required for all gun range participants

*** Madison Rising who was scheduled to play has cancelled their appearance at our event.

Saturday, August 10
8:00 Gun Range Participants Only - Bus Leaves

9:30 Self-Defense for Women - Nikki Turpeaux

12:00 Break for Lunch

1:00 Speaker: Jenny Beth Martin

1:15 Speaker: James O'Keefe

1:30 General Session

2:00 Panel: Generation Smart Girl - Reaching our Youth

(Confirmed: Alex Smith, Bethany Bowra)

3:00 Panel: Rant Like A Champ - Getting Your Message to go Viral

(Confirmed: Emily Zanotti, Kira Davis)

3:45 Break

4:00 Panel: Smart Girl Panel - Getting Involved at the State Level

(Confirmed: Jennifer Leslie, Tami Nantz, Cheryl Lavette, Stacy Mott)

4:45 Closing Speaker - TBA

5:00 Wrap up

5:00 Exhibitor break down

6:00 VIP Cocktail Reception (VIP Ticket Holders Only)

6:30 Banquet and Awards Dinner

Speakers: Karen Handel & Katie Pavlich

This schedule is tentative and items are subject to change. Receptions and awards dinner times are now set.

To register, click here. I hope to see you there.

For those who are not familiar with Smart Girl Politics, here is their Executive Summary:

Executive Summary

Founded in November 2008, Smart Girl Politics Action (SGPA) is a 501(c)4, non-profit organization focused on bringing fiscally independent women into the political process. We are a grassroots community of women activists who believe in the free market, personal responsibility, and limited government.

Founded by Stacy Mott and Teri Christoph, two stay-at-home moms turned activists, SGPA is one of the fastest growing social networks for conservative women in the country. Over 60,000 women from all fifty states make up the membership of SGPA. We have established organizational structures in twenty four states and continue to increase our reach to women.

In 2010, Smart Girl Politics Action was named by Politics Daily as one of the “Top Political Powerhouses to Watch” and, nationwide, we continue to grow and lead women in activism and education initiatives. We have built the organization using our strategic social media skills--tools such as Twitter and Facebook. In 2009, the #sgp hashtag was the seventh most used hashtag for the year on Twitter. By 2010, our team had successfully promoted #sgp to number three on that same list, where it remains.

SGPA began with the mission to engage, educate, and empower conservative women to get involved in the political process. While those three goals are still key to everything we do, in 2013 we will evolve to take on a much more agressive mission.


Smart Girl Politics Action (SGPA) advocates for public policies that encourage free market solutions, fiscal and regulatory government limitations, and personal responsibility on both the state and national level. SGPA is an organization of grassroots leaders and activists who work on the ground to educate women on the impact of government intrusion in their lives. Through community, culture, and civics, we work to encourage women to become activists, entrepreneurs, and strong community leaders. SGPA supports candidates who focus on improving the quality of women's lives through policies that encourage independence, not government dependence.

SGPA supports:

Education reform that empowers parents and gives children the foundation for economic freedom.

A simplified tax structure that gives women more control over their own financial independence.

Reducing legislation that puts unnecessary constraints on individuals and families.

“There can be no liberty unless there is economic liberty.” -Margaret Thatcher


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