Special Events

Welcome Reception

Catch up with friends, network with your peers and make new connections.

Wednesday, September 30   |   6:30 pm - 7:30 pm   |  Dallas Ballroom Foyer

Summit Luncheon

Make new friends or catch up with your colleagues at our annual Summit Luncheon sponsored by Kraft Foods.

Thursday, October 1   |   11:45 am - 12:30 pm   |  Dallas Ballroom

Affinity Mixer

Eileen Tarjan, Learning Manager, Network of Executive Women

Connect with peers at your career and life stage at this unique Summit mixer. Select your group — 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 a frank and robust discussion. You'll meet people like you and get fresh insights on your own life and career, develop actionable steps to carry with you and make lasting connections with other Summit attendees.

Thursday, October 1   |   3:45 pm - 4:45 pm   |  Dallas Ballroom

Celebrating Excellence

Thursday, October 1

Celebrating Excellence Awards Gala

Network at our reception, get your picture taken on our red carpet, enjoy our banquet and celebrate with the industry’s winners at our Celebrating Excellence Awards Gala afterparty.

6:00 pm - 10:00 pm   |  Dallas Ballroom

Red Carpet reception

6:00 pm - 6:45 pm   |  Dallas Ballroom Foyer


6:45 pm - 7:45 pm   |  Dallas Ballroom

Awards program

NEW celebrates achievements in women's leadership at the fourth annual NEW Celebrating Excellence Awards ceremony. Join us as we honor an industry leader with the William J. Grize Hall of Fame Award and reveal the 2015 Region of the Year and Regional Leader of the Year.

7:45 pm - 8:30 pm   |  Dallas Ballroom

Celebrating Excellence Awards Afterparty

8:30 pm - 10:00 pm   |  Trinity Ballroom and Foyer

Grand Sponsors


Summit Sponsors


Summit Partners