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    AMA Women and Motorcycling Conference

    Looking for more information about what the Conference from July 20-26 entails ... does anyone have further details.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lkchris View Post
    Thanks Kent for the website. I've been there myself but discovered that the speakers for the seminar have not yet been posted. Since I am new to the forum and this is only my second post I"ll try to be more specific with my questions in the future.

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    That's because the speakers haven't been selected yet. They'll choose from a wide variety of great ones some time in March.

    But, you can save lots of money preregistering if you do it by April 30th. ($125 vs 175)

    Having been to one I do know you'll have a grand time!

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    Beemers will be a minority there. If you are hoping to connect with BMW riders, I recommend any of the great MOA rallies and events Or the RA rally. If you are hoping to connect with women riders, you will meet some of the most interesting women riders on the planet at the MOA and RA events.

    That said, there will be interesting seminars and points of view at the women in motorcycling rally. As Voni said, register early to save money. I'm planning to be there but will be in major jet lag as I'll be in Poland on the Monday before. Planning to ride to Las Vegas earlier and leave my bike in a friend's garage, fly to Warsaw, rent and ride to a rally there, fly back to Vegas on the Tuesday and ride to Carson City. Yes, I'm nuts!

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    Holly, you amaze me!

    Enjoy your travels!

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    Thanks, Tracy. All the great women in the MOA amaze me, including the GS Giant Queen of course. Unfortunately the FIM rally in Poland means I'm going to miss the MOA rally in Sedalia.

    For the OP here is an interesting list of women's events this year.
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    We will miss you but I'm sure you will have a ton of fun!

    This will be my first solo venture. Matt is heading to Alaska for six weeks. I have plans to attend the rally and GS Giant events, come home, then meet him at Mackinac Island a few weeks later for the journey home.

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    You'll do fine solo, Tracy. You'll be too busy to notice in Sedalia, and the ride to Mackinac Island should be fun.

    Here is a video of the Parade des Nations at last year's FIM rally in Austria. It really is all about waving the flag. If you don't blink around 3:30 you can see me go by waving the Canadian flag. Guess I blinked when the sole American rider went by.
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    And just found a much better shot of me waving the flag at the Belgian FIM rally in 2010. From about 0:98 to 1:07
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    I was wondering what you might be up to about the time of the MOA and AMA events, Holly. So now I know! You are out to exhaust yourself...again and have one fantastic time.... again! I will be sorry to not see you in Sedalia. I was even muttering to myself about leaving from Sedalia to attend the AMA Conference but...I don't know..I wonder if anyone else would be thinking along these lines. Just musin' up here in the snow!!

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    Tour to Women & Motorycling Conference

    I am planning on leading a Women's Empowerment Motorcycle Tour from Denver to the the Women & Motorcycling Conference in Carson City, where I am hoping to be a presenter.

    The AMA said they would be choosing and announcing the speakers in April. I went to the last conference in Keystone, CO and really enjoyed meeting all the women and attending some of the seminars. I usually do MOA rallies, but this was a nice change and I think it is important for us women to make ourselves visible to the motorcycle manufacturers and moto industry in general. We need to get as many women involved as possible.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mototraveler View Post
    I think it is important for us women to make ourselves visible to the motorcycle manufacturers and moto industry in general. We need to get as many women involved as possible.
    I'd go for better visibility with BMW intead.

    How can steering ANYBODY to Harley, etc., be a good thing in comparison?
    How can steering ANYBODY to "loud pipes save lives" be a good thing?
    How can steering ANYBODY to "helmets should be optional" a good thing?

    Why settle for "general" when there's BMW?
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    Why settle for "BMW" when there's "Women?"

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    Quote Originally Posted by mototraveler View Post
    I am planning on leading a Women's Empowerment Motorcycle Tour from Denver to the the Women & Motorcycling Conference in Carson City, where I am hoping to be a presenter.
    I'll look forward to seeing you there Karen. It looks like I am going to be a presenter. Just hoping I am sufficiently over the jet lag so I don't fall asleep during my own presentation! I'll be staying at my son's place in Westminster, CO enroute to Vegas. A tour from Denver to Carson City will be great. Lucky women who get to ride with you.
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