Women Connected Conference

Angus Women Connected Conference hosted by the American Angus Auxiliary and underwritten by the Angus Foundation
March 23-25, 2022
Elms Hotel and Spa, Excelsior Springs, Missouri

2022 Angus Women Connected Application

Conference: March 23-25, 2022, Elms Hotel and Spa, Excelsior Springs, Missouri
Twenty women (ages 21 and over) will be selected by application to participate in this biennial conference designed to Engage, Empower and Educate women from diverse backgrounds and demographics that share the common bond of Angus Cattle. WC is coordinated by the American Angus Auxiliary and funded by the Angus Foundation.

Participants are responsible for the cost of their own transportation to and from Excelsior Springs, MO. Group ground transportation for those flying to Kansas City International Airport (MCI) will be arranged. Through the generous support of the Angus Foundation the conference, lodging (double occupancy, 2 participants per room) and meals are at no cost to the participants. Exception: if a selected participant desires a private hotel room that participant will be required to pay for the cost of 2 nights hotel/lodging. After participants are confirmed, all selected participants will receive an attendee list, participants from same areas may want to arrange travel together. Delegates are responsible for personal expenses, snacks outside of conference activities, room service, alcohol beverages.

WC is limited to 20 selected participants (plus staff, invited guests and the American Angus Auxiliary Executive Committee)

Applications close on Jan. 23, 2022. Applicants will be notified of acceptance status no later than February 28.

Anne Lampe, WC chairman, amlampe.al@gmail.com, 620-874-4273

Schedule (complete schedule will be available after participants are selected)

Wednesday, March 23

Arrival — if driving hotel check in time is 3 pm, if flying flights should arrive at Kansas City International Airport by 4:30 pm (Ground transportation from airport to the Elms will be arranged by WC)

3 to 5 pm: Registration — hotel check-in

6:30 pm: Conference Opening — Gathering & Reception followed by Welcome, Opening Remarks, Dinner and Entertainment — Opening keynote speaker, Courtenay DeHoff , #fancyladycowgirl.

Thursday, March 24

8:30 am - 3 pm Elms — Workshops/sessions

Afternoon/Evening — Activity, Dinner, Networking

Friday, March 25

8 am Hotel Check out

9:15 am - 12 pm American Angus Association— Tour and sessions

12:45 Departures — airport ground transportation will be arranged for those flying. No departing flights should be scheduled prior to 3 pm

Please do not make travel arrangements prior to being notified of acceptance.

Courtenay DeHoff is a cowgirl turned television personality, keynote speaker and podcast host. She has worked on-air in front of sold-out crowds at sporting events inside Madison Square Garden and anchored live telecasts for national news networks.

In 2020, DeHoff launched the global brand movement Fancy Lady Cowgirl™ after struggling to fit the traditional cowgirl mold. She labeled herself a “Fancy Lady Cowgirl” proclaiming you can be both a little fancy and a little ranchy. Through storytelling and fashion, Fancy Lady Cowgirl is working to bridge the gap between urban and rural cultures.

Past Women Connected Conferences

Establishing Connections, Building Relationships by Anne Lampe from June 2012 Angus Journal

April 22, 2014 Press Release by Jena McRell, Angus Media

Girls Gone Social by Shelby Mettlen, Angus Media

2018 May 2018 Pr