Tickets & Agenda

Join us on Tuesday, April 30th, 2024 at Mechanics Bank Theater
TICKETS
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VIP Ticket: $299.00

Table of 8 per seat: $250.00

Attend the full-day conference in person at Mechanics Bank Theater where you can join workshops live, try products from exhibitor booths, meet new professionals, and see our celebrity keynote.

This ticket includes:

  • VIP seating with the closest view of the stage for our keynoter presentations (Tables 1 – 30)
  • An exclusive VIP swag bag from BWBC sponsors
  • Group photo opportunity with Keynote Speaker
  • Lunch is provided
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Elite Ticket: $175.00

Table of 10 per seat: $150.00

Attend the full-day conference in person at Mechanics Bank Theater where you can join workshops live, try products from exhibitor booths, meet new professionals, and see our celebrity keynote.

This ticket includes:

  • VIP seating with the closest view of the stage for our keynoter presentations (Tables 31-54)
  • A conference swag bag from BWBC sponsors
  • Lunch is provided
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Premier Ticket: $125.00

Table of 10 per seat: $100.00

Attend the full-day conference in person at Mechanics Bank Theater where you can join workshops live, try products from exhibitor booths, meet new professionals, and see our celebrity keynote.

This ticket includes:

  • Luncheon seating during keynoter presentations (Tables 55-138)
  • A conference swag bag from BWBC sponsors
  • Lunch is provided

Seating Arrangement

VIP Seating: Tables 1-30

Elite Seating: Tables 31-54

Premier Seating: Tables 55-138

Agenda

7:30 AM – 9:30 AM: Registration / Lite Breakfast
Sponsored by Aera Energy & California State University, Bakersfield
Morning snack & coffee sponsored by The Wonderful Company

7:30 AM – 3:00 PM: Health Screenings
Sponsored by Adventist Health

8:15 AM – 9:30 AM: Kick-Off & Welcome from Deanna Blaise, BWBC Chair
Honor Guards, Flag Salute, National Anthem, Invocation

Susan Spears & Trista Carter – Realizing Options for Student Excellence (R.O.S.E) Mentor Program & Special Award Honoree
Sponsored by Chevron

Opening Speaker – Susan Saelee, The Blue Zones Project–Living the Power 9
Sponsored in Partnership by, Adventist Health, California Resources Corporation, & the City of Bakersfield

9:30 AM – 9:45: Break & Exhibitor Fair
Concession snacks sponsored by California Resources Corporation
~ Blue Zones Approved ~

9:45 AM – 10:45 AM: Session A Workshops

10:45 AM – 11:00 AM: VIP Photos with Marlee Matlin

10:45 AM – 11:00 AM: Break & Exhibitor Fair

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM: Session B Workshops

  12:00 PM: Luncheon Begins

12:30 PM: Power Pitch Winners Announces
Prize Winnings Sponsored by U.S. Bank, Tri-Counties Bank, Kern Initiative for Talent & Entrepreneurship, and Bakersfield College Launchpad

12:45 PM – 1:30 PM: Keynote Speaker: Marlee Matlin
Sponsored by Presenting Sponsor Valley Strong Credit Union

1:30 PM – 2:00 PM: Break & Exhibitor Fair

2:00 PM – 3:00 PM: Session C Workshops

3:00 PM – 3:15 PM: Break & Exhibitor Fair

3:15 PM: BWBC Vice Chair, Angel Cottrell “Passing of the Torch” and BWBC Theme & Date 2025

3:30 PM: Closing Speaker: Mari Perez-Dowling
Sponsored by Dignity Health

4:15 PM: Raffle Giveaways & Closing Remarks

4:30 PM: Conference Close

Contact Us

(661) 378-4707

April 30, 2024 at Mechanics Bank Theater