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APRIL 20-22, 2020
The Guesthouse at Graceland 
Memphis, Tennessee
The PEI Women annual conference provides valuable industry insight, career leadership ideas and time to network with your peers.

SpeakersSchedule  |  Pre-Conference Memphis Discovery Tour 
  Early Bird (by March 10, 2020) Advance (after March 10, 2020)
PEI Women Member  $ 495  $ 595
Non-PEI Women Member*   $ 595  $ 695
Optional Memphis Discovery Tour    $60

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Only PEI members may register for this event. 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 Ryan Music at or 918-236-3973. 

The Guesthouse 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 Guesthouse is a whole new way to experience Memphis--the Birthplace of Rock 'n Roll and Home of the Blues. The Guesthouse at Graceland welcomes guests with royal treatment and luxurious amenities that would make the king himself proud. 



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.  

Check back to see more programming as it develops.  


MONDAY, APRIL 20, 2020

1:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Optional Pre-Conference Event: Memphis Discovery Tour, $60 (ticket required; limited to 40 attendees)
6:30 p.m. Welcome Reception & Dinner, on-site at the The Guesthouse Hotel


8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Breakfast 
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Educational Sessions & Events
12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Networking Lunch 
1:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Educational Micro-Session Breakouts
6:30 p.m. Evening Event 


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. 2019 PEI Women Committee Meeting (invitation only)


Enjoy an afternoon of networking while enjoying the city of Memphis. This tour is part history, part attraction hopping and part food tasting. A vintage bus will pick the group up at The Guesthouse at 1:30 p.m. on Monday, April 20. You will enjoy a tour of the Rock'n'Soul Museum, a sample BBQ tasting and a brief historical driving tour. The tour ends with a visit to The Peabody Hotel to see the famous Duck March. The bus will return the group to The Guesthouse by 5:30 p.m., so you'll have time to freshen up before the 6:30 reception. The tour requires a ticket ($60) and has limited availability (caps at 40).  

Cancellations must be submitted in writing to no later than 30 days before the event. Please include your registration confirmation number. All cancellations will be assessed a $25 administrative fee. Cancellations received within 30 days of the event are ineligible for refunds. Transfer of registration to another person within your company may be made at any time without penalty.