Central California Women's Conference 2012

Actor/Activist Jamie Lee Curtis set to speak at Central California's largest women's event

The Central California Women's Conference (CCWC) returns to Fresno Tuesday, Sept. 18, with award winning actress Jamie Lee Curtis as its keynote speaker.  The conference is the largest and most popular women's event in the Valley with more than 3,500 women attending annually.

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JAMIE LEE CURTIS has demonstrated her versatility as a film actress with starring roles in such acclaimed films as the blockbuster "True Lies"-- opposite Arnold Schwarzenegger, for which she won a Golden Globe Award, as well as an American comedy Award, and "Trading Places" with Eddie Murphy and Dan Aykroyd for which she earned a BAFTA (British Film Academy Award) for Best Supporting Actress. Jamie can also been seen in Disney's 2010 comedy, "You Again." She starred in Disney's box office hit, "Beverly Hills Chihuahua," in addition to "Christmas with the Kranks," with Tim Allen, and the Disney feature film "Freaky Friday" for which she was nominated for a Golden Globe. She also appeared in the drama "The Tailor of Panama," along with Pierce Brosnan and Geoffrey Rush, as well as "Halloween: H20," which was the 20 year sequel to "Halloween," the now classic film which first brought her to the attention of audiences worldwide. Other memorable leading film role performances include, "A Fish Called Wanda" (for which she received duel nominations with BAFTA and the Golden Globes), "Fierce Creatures," "Virus," "Dominick And Eugene," "Blue Steel," "My Girl," "My Girl II," "Forever Young," "Mother's Boys," "House Arrest" and "Love Letters."

In television, Ms. Curtis co-starred opposite Richard Lewis in the acclaimed sitcom, "Anything But Love," which earned her both a Golden Globe and People's Choice Award, as well as TNT's adaptation of the Wendy Wasserstein play "The Heidi Chronicles," which also earned her a Golden Globe nomination. In 1998, Jamie starred in the CBS television film, "Nicholas' Gift," for which she received an Emmy nomination.

Ms. Curtis is also a best-selling author of children's books. Her titles include her most recent and ninth book, "My Mommy Hung the Moon," as well as "When I Was Little: A Four-Year Old's Memoir of Her Youth," "Tell Me Again About the Night I Was Born," "Today I Feel Silly and Other Moods That Make My Day," "I'm Gonna Like Me," "Where Do Balloons Go?" "It's Hard To Be Five," "Is There Really a Human Race," and "Big Words for Little People."

Ms. Curtis is an AIDS activist and has a deep and active connection to many children's charities which include, Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh and Children's Hospital of Los Angeles. She is the official spokesperson for CMF (The Children's Affected by AIDS Foundation) and is a serving member on the executive Advisory Board. In addition, she is on the board of the Starlight Starbright Children's Foundation. Curtis is the mother of Annie and Thomas, and has been married for over 25 years to actor/director Christopher Guest.



Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2012

Fresno Convention Center

7:15 AM - 9:30 AM
The full-day event begins with a healthy Continental breakfast at 7:15 a.m.

8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
CAROL GARDNER - "How To Go From Underdog to Top Dog Without Barking Up the Wrong Tree"

Session 1: 10:15 AM -11:15AM
Session 2: 1:30PM - 2:30PM
Session 3: 3:15PM - 4:15PM

Attendees choose three break-out sessions to attend throughout the day from the 27 offerings.

11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Keynote Speaker: Jamie Lee Curtis
An Afternoon with Jamie Lee Curtis: "The Uniqueness of You!".

Attendees also have the opportunity visit the conference Marketplace with businesses sharing information about products and services. There free samples, gourmet tastings, products from luxury boutiques and information about local businesses are available.