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SOLD OUT! 2018 WELD Leadership Conference: Acceleration of Change
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When: Thursday, June 7, 2018
Check-in: 8:15am - 8:50am | Conference: 9:00am
Where: Otterbein University
1 South Grove Street
Westerville, Ohio  43081
United States

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Join WELD and Otterbein for our national annual leadership conference where opening address speaker, Colleen Marshall, will deliver a compelling message on the conference theme Acceleration of Change! This event will feature over 25 breakout sessions and corporate board training for our corporate members. Hosted at the beautiful Otterbein University campus, this conference will attract 450 attendees and will provide business and community leaders a great opportunity to gain new leadership skills, expand their network of contacts and identify business building relationships.

This year’s conference will also feature a girls’ track! Click here for more information.


Co-Presenting Sponsor


Special thanks go to our 2018 Media Partner, Columbus Business First, for helping to promote this program to the Central Ohio business community.

Demonstrate your company's support of advancing women's leadership!

Become a sponsor for this event! For sponsorship information, click the button below or contact Barb Smoot at or (614)890-2586.

Click here to view Leadership Conference Brochure.  

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Conference Registration Information


Check In, Breakfast & Networking: 8:15am-:50am

Program: 9:00am-4:30pm

Networking & Reception: 4:45pm-6:30pm (hosted at The Point at Otterbein)

Registration Rates

Early bird discount: Save $25 off of the rates below by registering before April 28th!

Member Rate: $175

Non-Member Rate: $200

Students: $75*

Registration closes at midnight on May 25th!

*There is no early bird discount on student tickets. Those wishing for student rates must be full-time students and submit documentation to Mindy Koenig at


Donate a scholarship to a deserving graduate of the Dress For Success Professional Women's Group, The Latina Mentoring Academy, National Coalition of 100 Black Women Scholars, New Directions Career Center, United Way of Central Ohio's E3 program participants, The Women's Center for Economic Opportunity and the YWCA program participants.

Special Membership Rates

Breakout Session Sponsors will have the opportunity to purchase or extend a Business Level WELD Membership for one year at only $100 (savings of $49!)

Patrons and General Attendees will have the opportunity to purchase or extend an Individual WELD Membership for one year at only $100 (savings of $25!)

Contact Mindy Koenig at to take advantage of these opportunities.

Corporate Board Training

A special corporate board training track will be available this year! This track consists of three breakout sessions that will feature corporate directors and experts on public company board service. These sessions will provide an intimate opportunity to connect with corporate directors; therefore, attendance will be capped. WELD corporate members in all chapters will have the first opportunity to register for these seats and seats will be offered on a first-come first served basis. These sessions are not open to general conference attendees. Attendees must pre-register for this session.

A limited number of seats are available through sponsorship. Contact Barb Smoot at for more information. Click here for more information.

Session Fee:

Click here to register for the Corporate Board Training

*This rate is only available for corporate members. Refunds are not available for this conference. Session attendees may not assign their registrations to other attendees without express written approval from WELD.

NOTE: The Leadership Conference and Corporate Board Training are both full day tracks.  You should only choose one option.

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