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PEI Women Conference

sponsored by Graffco

Aug. 30 - Sept. 1, 2021 | The Guest House at Graceland | Memphis, TN
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PEI Women will spend two days making valuable connections and gaining industry insight uniquely diverse to the group that they can use to further the advancement of their organizations and their own growth in the industry.


MONDAY, August 30, 2021

6:00 p.m. Welcome Reception & Dinner, The Guest House Hotel

TUESDAY, August 31, 2021

8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Breakfast 
9:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. Kick-off Keynote: Redefining Success, Carly Patterson
10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Session: Powered Productivity: Tech Tools You Need to Get Stuff Done, Beth Ziesenis
12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Networking Lunch 
1:30 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. Workshop: Lights, Smartphone, ACTION!, Beth Ziesenis
2:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Educational Micro-Session Breakouts
6:30 p.m. Evening Event 

WEDNESDAY, September 1, 2021

8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Breakfast
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Education Sessions & Events
12:00 p.m. Conclusion of Conference
12:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. 2021 PEI Women Committee Meeting (invitation only)




Carly Patterson captured the heart of the nation when she won the All Around Gold Medal in Women's Gymnastics at the 2004 Olympics. She was the first American woman to win the title in 20 years, also taking home silver medals for balance beam and the Women's team competition. Shortly after her return to the USA, Patterson discovered she had several bulging discs in her back and made the difficult decision to retire from the sport. In the years that followed, she pursued a career in music, went to college and got married, all while grappling with the question: What do you do when your greatest accomplishment is behind you? Her achievements as a gymnast and the opportunities she pursued after retiring have given Patterson a unique perspective on success, fulfillment and taking risks. Her authentic, humorous and down-to-earth communication style is the perfect vehicle for a message we all need to hear to embrace true success and find lasting fulfillment.


Beth Ziesenis, author and self-proclaimed Nerdy Best Friend, will provide attendees with a research-based look at common productivity problems along with the technology to address them. Ziesenis is a Certified Speaking Professional, the highest credential you can earn from the National Speakers Association. 

In "Powered Productivity," you will gain new ideas for task automation, team collaboration, personal productivity and much more. No matter what your technology comfort level, you’ll leave with real steps you can take to start changing the way you work. We will evaluate low-cost, high-value apps and tech tools that you can start using right away; compare great tech tips and app ideas from your colleagues; and investigate new ideas to increase efficiency, improve relationships and get things done.

Ziesenis will also present a workshop, "Lights, Smartphone, ACTION!" You will learn dozens of easy, budget-friendly tech tools to make professional-level videos on the cheap and on the fly. You'll learn everything you need to up your video creation game, from GIFs to video postcards to conversion tools so your creations can be shared on a number of platforms. You'll also develop storytelling and image-creation skills for better multimedia content, and learn about different multimedia tools and how to apply their best use in your business.  

The Guest House at Graceland 
3600 Elvis Presley Blvd.   
Memphis, TN 38116  

The Guest House at Graceland is a AAA Four Diamond property steps away from the music world's most beloved landmark, the iconic Elvis Presley's Graceland. A perfect blend of style and Southern hospitality, The Guest House is a whole new way to experience Memphis--the Birthplace of Rock 'n Roll and Home of the Blues. The Guest House at Graceland welcomes guests with royal treatment and luxurious amenities that would make the king himself proud. 

Online registration link: Petroleum Equipment Institute
Reservation by Phone: 1-800-238-2000   Group Code: 210826PETR
Housing Cutoff Date: Sunday, August 1
Attendee Rate: $149/night (the attendee rate is good for 3 days pre- and post-event, subject to availability)


We are grateful to our current sponsors (see right)! A few a-la-carte PEI Women sponsorships remain available. Contact Tom Leibrandt at (918) 236-3962.


  Early Bird (by June 28, 2021) Advance (after June 28, 2021)
PEI Women Member  $ 495  $ 595
Non-PEI Women Member*   $ 595  $ 695
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Only PEI members may register for this event. Not a PEI Member? Join Now. For non-PEI Women members, your conference registration fee includes the $100 PEI Women membership fee. You automatically will join PEI Women when you register for the conference. If you have problems registering, please contact Mary Ann Hill at or 918-236-3967

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