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Conversations with Exceptional Women Program

March 14 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The Alturas Institute will be hosting its annual event, Conversations with Exceptional Women.

On March 14, The Alturas Institute will be hosting its annual event, “Conversations with Exceptional Women,” which honors remarkable women leaders from our community and across America for an evening of stimulating conversations about community engagement, career building, leadership and collaboration.

Speakers at “Conversations with Exceptional Women,” include Gracie Gold, a two-time American figure skating champion, Olympic medalist and best-selling author, fresh from an appearance on the Today Show; Betsy Hunsicker, Chief Executive Officer of Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center; Karen Crouse, the former prize-winning New York Times journalist and author, who played a key role in persuading officials at the Augusta National Golf Club to open its doors to female members; Dr. Caroline Heldman, award-winning academic, author, national television commentator and advocate for women’s rights, and Lindsey Blake, the Fremont County Prosecutor who won a guilty verdict on charges she brought against Lori Vallow Daybell for the murder of her two youngest children, in a sensational case that captured national headlines.

Other featured speakers include Crystal Hernandez, Human Resources Manager for the Teton Auto Group and Director of Dealership Development; Dana Kirkham, former Ammon Mayor and now Senior Director of Regulatory and Strategic Initiatives for the Idaho Environmental Coalition; Sara Prentice, Communications Director, Idaho National Laboratory; Brandi Newton, Executive Director, Idaho Falls Arts Council; Brooke Nelson, Vice-President, The Idaho Period Project, and Lacey Marie, women’s health advocate and renowned inspirational speaker.

This year’s theme, “Engineering Their Lives: Women Choose, Excel and Lead,”reflects the individual choices women make about their personal and professional lives, and affords speakers a broad forum to discuss challenges, goals and dreams. “This amazing event reflects one of the principal mission goals of The Alturas Institute, that of promoting women’s rights, interests and opportunities,” said Dr. David Adler, president of the Institute. “Our event is neither political nor partisan, but rather a forum to listen and learn from key women leaders who have shaped, and will continue to shape, the future of our community and the nation.”

For additional information and questions, contact David Adler at 208.313.6554 and [email protected]. Scholarships for the event are available.


5pm Reception

6pm Dinner

6:45pm Conversations with Exceptional Women Program

9pm Music from Dewdroppers & An Honorary Toast


Table of 8 for $600

Individual ticket for $55