2012 Fall Conference

How to Norm and Perform in the Storm

Conference Details

For an overview of the day, see the Conference at a Glance and read more about the keynote speakers below.

November 8 and 9, 2012
Embassy Suites (near Washington Square in Tigard). Early bird rate available through October 8. Call 503-644-4000 and request the AAWCC block.
$195 (Scholarships are available. Scholarship applications are due by October 1.)
Registration is closed.


Lorri Sulpizio, PhD, CEO
lorri sulpizioDr. Sulpizio, co-founder and CEO of Lotus Leadership Institute, a service organization committed to developing women's advancement and effective leadership through purpose-based training. Lorri has repeatedly advocated for equal treatment of female student-athletes and female faculty, raising awareness about systemic gender inequities and homophobia at major colleges and universities.
Gail Schwartz, Ed.D.
gail schwartzDr. Schwartz is senior vice president for academic, innovation and student success for the American Association of Community Colleges. Prior to the AACC, Schwartz worked for the Department of Education as a senior advisor for community colleges within the Office of Vocational and Adult Education. She crafted a vision for the department's community college outreach and led efforts on student access, completion and retention issues.
Debbie Wooten
debbie wootenDebbie Wooten is an expert in overcoming adversity. Born on the South side of Chicago with Spina Bifida and contracting polio at five months, she entered a world of poverty, racism, abuse and family suicide. Debbie uses her life struggles and triumphs to captivate the room with charm, intelligence and humor. She's living proof to the strength of the human spirit.

Past Fall Conferences

Read some of the participants' comments from last year and see websites from many years past on the Past Fall Conferences web page.