The Girls To The Moon Campference is back for a third year!

21 inspirational speakers, interactive booths, live music and movement inspire a day of bonding for girls and their caregivers on hot-button topics

Sept. 16 in Nashville

Girls to the Moon’s annual ‘Campference’ speaks to girls about being the boss of their finances, standing up to bullies and empathizing with others

To help young girls grow their confidence and leadership skills and connect young girls with diverse role models, we are hosting our third annual Campference on Saturday, Sept. 16, featuring national and local speakers.

The Campference aims to connect girls with strong role models and provide jumping off points for ongoing conversations with their caregivers.

Session topics and speakers include:

Stronger: Overcoming Bullies and Bullying, by Marisa Richmond: Richmond, a member of the Metro Human Relations Commission, will share inspiration and tips whether you’re the person being picked on, the bystander unsure of what to do, or maybe even the person who could have been more kind to others

Girl Bo$$: What GIrls Need to Know About Money, by CPA Dimeta Smith Knight: This session will help girls be the boss of their own lives and make smart money management decisions starting at a young age.

A World Away: One Immigrant’s Journey to Nashville by Kasar Abdullah: PENCIL Foundation board member and community advocate Abdullah will share her incredible, harrowing story of immigration to the U.S. as a young girl.

Shining a Light on Dark Topics by family therapist Haley Stocker: The young adult novel and Netflix series “13 Reasons Why” have brought tough topics like teen suicide and rape to dinner tables around the country. Stocker will help girls and caregivers learn to spot signs of trouble among our friend groups, and learn what can they do to help and be supportive.

How’d You Get That Cool Job, moderated by television news producer and reporter Tuwanda Coleman: Coleman will moderate a panel of people with jobs ranging from NASA scientist to semi-professional basketball team owner.

Live music from the Nashville-based Intersection avant garde troupe and Southern Girls Rock Camp, plus yoga and mindfulness breaks and a DJ dance party.

The Girls To The Moon Campference takes place Saturday, Sept. 16, at Nossi College of Art. Doors open at 9 a.m. with access to an Interactive Gallery of hands-on activities. The first speaker sessions begin at 10 a.m. The day concludes at 3 p.m.

Tickets are $40 each, $70 for a duo pass, or $100 for a family pass of four. Scholarship tickets are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. For complete information and tickets, go here.

Tickets include access to all sessions and activities, boxed lunch, Girls To The Moon T-shirt, a backpack filled with girl power goodies, and discounted tickets for future Girls To The Moon events.

More than 1,000 girls and caregivers have attended Girls To The Moon events since the inaugural Campference in 2015. The Campference is our largest annual event.

In addition to the Campference, Girls To The Moon events have included “Good Trouble” – a storytelling event in which a panel of women gathered to reflect on ways to push social boundaries in order to achieve; and “High-Tech Lemonade Stand” – a three-part business lab in which girls wrote a business plan, created a website and marketing plan, and developed a hand-squeezed lemonade recipe they then sold at the Nashville Farmers Market last summer.

Girls To The Moon is funded primarily through a membership program in which individuals contribute annually at one of three cash levels. Corporate sponsorships and ticket sales make up the remainder of Girls To The Moon’s revenue. Together, these revenue streams allow Girls To The Moon to distribute an unlimited number of need-based scholarships to their events and programming, ensuring that all girls have access and opportunity to learning and mentorship.

See the full speaker and session lineup, as well as registration details.

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