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Convention 2016 - You're not gonna want to miss this.

Everything is bigger in Texas – including this year’s convention! This fall, MEDA is hosting Business as a Calling: Women Changing the World. What could be bigger than world-renowned speakers, fine dining, tours of cutting edge businesses and times for networking with emerging and seasoned leaders alike? Nothing of course!

While the seasons are changing at home, jump back in time with us to sunshine and warm weather as you bask in the history, music and culture of San Antonio. The city’s famous Riverwalk and historic sites provide a premier backdrop for the festivities to come.


Among these festivities are a group of world-renowned speakers, women who will share about emerging topics at the intersection of faith and business. This year, we are ecstatic to hear from Leymah Gbowee, 2011 Nobel Peace Prize recipient, Sara Wenger Shenk, Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary president and Sally Armstrong, winner of three Amnesty International Canada Media Awards.

 

For more specific interests, Friday features seminars on a diverse array of subjects, including The Boiling Frog: Why Climate Change Matters in International Development, Sustainable Business Practices, The Women of MEDA: Highlighting Women and Gender in MEDA Programs, and much more! Seminars are sure to inspire you with practical takeaways for your businesses and communities.

 

To see these principles put into action locally, tours are available on Thursday and Saturday to visit local entrepreneurs who are using sustainable and ethical techniques to build their businesses. Convention 2016 features a wide variety of excursions, but we are particularly excited about the food this year! Tours are a great way to make new friends and explore innovative business solutions.


The food doesn't end with the tours! With its eclectic cultural background, San Antonio offers unique dining experiences that combine Central American and Texan spice for an unforgettable culinary experience. This year, we’re bringing back the popular dine around experience on Friday evening. Browse a wide variety of restaurants just minutes from the hotel where you can enjoy fellowship and flavor with your fellow convention attendees.

For more information about how you can register for convention, tours, the dine around and seminars, please visit www.medaconvention.org. We can’t wait to soak up the San Antonio sun with you in just a couple of weeks!

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