We need some rest every so often from all that's going on in the world......
Wouldn't it be great to go somewhere where the topics of politics, religion, sexuality, ethnicity and anything else that could be divisive is off limits for just a few days? A place where we can just be together and talk about soul things? Well that's what Symposium is! Even though you will be in a room with women from all backgrounds, belief systems, and surrounded by all kinds of diversity...we will only be focusing on how to be good sisters to each other...telling soul-to-soul stories. 

Inspiring speakers
World-class entertainment
Art & Creativity
Boutique Shopping
Connecting, Idea-Sharing, Art-Making, Relaxation, FUN
plus the new All Sisters Choir
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(payment plans available)
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 July 6, 7, & 8...plus two free (optional) bonus days on July 5 and 9 
full schedule


​​​The Riverside Hotel....on the banks of the beautiful Boise River in Boise, ID.
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YOU! Plus your hosts, Brave Girl Founders Melody Ross & Kathy Wilkins, with special guests including: Jeanne Oliver, Yve Evans, Pixie Lighthorse, Kelly Rae Roberts, Kallie Maughan, Flora Bowley, Margie Romney- Aslett and more! 
highlights from 2016 Symposium here
Why YOU need to come!
Scroll down to see a great 2-minute video that will show you exactly what Symposium is all about and why you need to be there! Scroll further for videos of some of the best talks from 2016 as well as reviews from women who were there. Come join us! 
2017 Symposium Speakers Include.....
Plus several powerhouse optional breakout sessions
INCLUDING :"Making it in the Art Instruction and Licensing Business' with Melody Ross, Flora Blowley, Jeanne Oliver, Margie Romney-Aslett, Kelly Rae Roberts, & Pixie Lighthorse!!!

Your Symposium ticket includes access to nearly non-stop live music, talks by inspiring women from different walks of life, special boutique shopping, art-making, music-making, lunch and dinner on Friday and Saturday, and so much more!  Whether you come with friends or come alone, come for a life-changing experience!  

Here are a few talks from 2016:

Jennette, one of Melody's best friends, joins her on stage to tell the story of how their friendship began--a story of what love can do... when you always thought you were supposed to hate each other. This talk has become renowned as the now-famous 'Purple People' talk. You're gonna love it! 

If you were to read her resume, it would include career highlights with Microsoft, non-profits large and small, as well as a 5-year stint as a MAC makeup artist. But what should really be there are the 23 countries where she's studied healing in backwater ashrams, jungle temples and mountain monasteries, working with spiritual teachers, medicine women and shamans from all faiths and spiritual paths. 
 Kallie kicked off Symposium with this absolutely stellar talk about a life-changing, world-changing concept: Let’s start deliberately looking for places where our souls overlap, instead of places where they don’t. Kallie also delivers a reading of her book on the subject, "Where Our Petals Touch' , complete with gorgeous illustrations… We cannot wait for you to see this. Enjoy! 
Click here for more of the talks
from Brave Girl Symposium 2016


​​​​​​​"​By far, one of the most positive, loving , honest, deep feeling, musical, hard laughing, unconditionally accepting events I have ever been to... Thank you EVERYONE for allowing me to share this time with you.... - My heart is totally saturated with good good love." -J. Gray

" 'The secret of change is to focus all of your energy not on fighting the old, but on building the new.' (Socrates) This quote reflects perfectly the Brave Girls Symposium that I attended in Boise, ID this past weekend. Melody Ross and Kathy Wilkins and their staff brought together a group of speakers that conveyed the change we need to see in this world! I was absolutely blown away and I am still digesting all of the information, energy and love that was pouring out of the Brave Girl Symposium." - S. Kinnison

"Last week at this time I attended the life changing Brave Girl Symposium! What an honor and blessing it was! There was truth, honesty, trust, love, respect, guidance, no judgement and sometimes a handy box of tissues to help dry the tears of happiness & tears of needed release!" -C. Halpin

"Amazing speakers. Hugs, laughs, and tears. Beautiful flowers, beautiful art, beautiful food, and beautiful music. Healing wounds and reconnecting hearts. Diversity in every way. Finding sisters in strangers. Boots and lace. Setting aside lies and rules that just aren't true. Disappointments, weirdness and problems met with kindness and grace.<3 I was insecure and unsure, and she saw me, she heard me and she loved me anyway. I am overwhelmed by the MAGNITUDE of it all. Grateful. Renewed. Ready." -S. Otto 

"I spent last week at Brave Girl Symposium....I will say, I am personally feeling inspired to channel my work in the world into places that are starving for more compassion, love and self expression. To use my voice to tell my stories and to stand up for those without a voice. To open my heart even MORE even when all it wants to do is shut down. To ask questions when I don't know the answers. To walk gently on the Earth and to keep asking the question, "What can LOVE do?" This is what I can do...right now, right here. " -F. Bowley

"Thank you Melody & Kathy for everything! I will be forever changed by this amazing experience and the beautiful women I met here. My time with new friends started here but will last a lifetime. I am so grateful for all of you." -S. Daubar

"My heart has been cracked open and the love is overflowing! To quote the incomparable Yve Evans, 'I'm drinking from my saucer because my cup has overflown.' Thank you to Melody Ross and Kathy Wilkins and the many, many Brave Girl volunteers AND hotel staff for creating the most beautiful, loving bubble in which to take it all in, I am forever changed! To quote one of my favorite songs, 'Because I knew you, I am changed for good.'" -K. Barton

"What a truly wonderful event. As always, the Brave Girls Club outdid themselves at the first annual Brave Girl Symposium. It was a phenomenal three days! Thank you, Melody Ross and Kathy Wilkins. You are changing the world and I am honored to be a part of it." -A. Bowles

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