August 15-18, 2018      Boise, Idaho

Wednesday, August 15th
Daytime: Bonus Workshops & Art Rooms, Relaxing & Connecting
Evening: Official Kick-Off at the Main Opening Session; Introduction of the theme: YOU HAVE MOVED MOUNTAINS!


Thursday, August 16th
Morning, Afternoon, & Evening Main Sessions with fabulous guest speakers, music, soul-work with Melody Ross, and more. Later on Thursday night we'll have our first after-dark girls-only Vintage Pool Party! 
Breaks: Art Rooms, Relaxing, Connecting

Friday, August 17th
Morning, Afternoon, & Evening Main Sessions with incredible more speakers, music, chances to participate, and life-changing soul work with Melody. 
Breaks: Art Rooms, Relaxing, Connecting
Closing Gala: An epic 'Back to the 80's Costume Party'! followed by our traditional show-stopping 11:11 pm 'Wishes & Sparklers on Greenbelt'
Saturday, August 18th
Daytime: Bonus Workshops & Art Room, Relaxing & Connecting
2018 Symposium Speakers Include.....
Stephanie Lee | Elaine Brye | Kate Barton
Christine Mason Miller |  Kolleen Harrison | Melsha Shea
Tara Royer Steele | Fidel Nshombo | Susan Sanelli Hammack
Robin Austin Smith | Cheryl Robinson
Melody Ross | Kathy Wilkins

See the Speakers page for full bios on these wise and wonderful people!

Plus several powerhouse optional Workshop sessions!
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Here's what you can look forward to at Symposium 2018!

- Fun, Sisterhood, Connection, Gorgeous Summertime Resort Setting, Relaxation, Parties

- Soul-healing & connecting activities led by Melody Ross... our most-requested new feature

- Phenomenal speakers to inspire us, get us laughing, teach us, and help us build our soul-muscles and leave us fired up about life! Our 2018 lineup includes the incredible Christine Mason Miller!

- GIRL FUN like you'll find nowhere else! Vintage Pool Party (late night, girls only, fabulous swim caps and old-fashioned swim wear encouraged... or just come and hang out!) AND our 'Back to the 80's Costume Party! More details about these Special Events here ... see all the fun we have planned and how you can choose to participate in a way that's fun for YOU

- Wildly popular in 2017, Kolleen Harrison is BACK to lead poolside yoga every morning!

- Music: live performances, audience participation, and the second annual All Sisters Choir (open to everyone!)

- Art Room - even more time and space for making soulful, beautiful Brave Girl art together! Your Symposium Tote will contain at least TWO fun and soulful art projects! Visit the open Art Room during any of the breaks to sit side-by-side with your soul-sisters and enjoy some creative time

- An easy pace... more free time for connection & friendship, rest, relaxation, laughter, chilling out.... because you need it and deserve it! 

- Luxuriously long meal breaks with lots of options for purchasing and enjoying meals on and off-site

- Flexible, affordable meal/snack options provided throughout the day by Riverside Hotel

- Fabulous, filling breakfast buffet included with Riverside room stay

- Wonderful, on-site restaurants

- Shuttle daily to Whole Foods/Winco Foods grocery stores in Boise

- Optional Workshops on Wednesday & Saturday with phenomenal instructors who have spoken at previous Symposiums! Choose from workshops on art, business, relationships, overcoming, etc. So much to learn and so many wonderful women to learn from!

- Our beautiful Marketplace for on-site shopping (with a bonus Book-Signing where you can meet some of your favorite authors!)

The 2018 Symposium schedule has been stretched out this year… on the main days (Thursday and Friday) you’ll have big blocks of free time  so you can rest, make art, go for a walk, take a nap, slow down, process what you’ve learned, spend some time getting ready for the evening parties…whatever YOU want to do. The fabulous optional Workshops will be on the ‘wings’…. before and after the main Symposium (Wednesday & Saturday). And anytime during all four days, you'll have access to the open Art Room and countless locations at the Riverside for conversing and connecting with other soul-sisters.