The Ohio Women Veterans Conference, scheduled to take place Saturday, Aug. 6 on the campus of The Ohio State University, is now one month away. 

This one-of-a-kind event once again will feature an expansive resource fair along with many other familiar sessions and activities. Last held in 2019 at the Ohio Union, the conference will return to that outstanding venue and feature a comprehensive format.

Organizers currently are shaping this highly anticipated daylong event – one of the largest of its kind in the country – to assemble resources, speakers, workshops, avenues to key information and networking opportunities.

Already in the works is the resource fair (now at full capacity), allowing veterans service organizations, government agencies, VA program representatives, employers, financial services, volunteer services and other vendors to directly connect with women veterans.

The conference will feature several special guests and two keynote speakers during the luncheon: Female Engagement Team Members Kimberly D. Snow and Desiree L. Layne. Both are active duty service members. Ohio Department of Veterans Services Director Deborah Ashenhurst also will offer remarks and engage the attendees.

Additionally, there will be breakout sessions exploring many different aspects of Health & Wellness and Education & Employment, including a representative from Intel.

Along with the breakout sessions, conference attendees can take in displays that honor women of service and the approximately 67,000 women veterans in Ohio. Organizers also plan to include a women's history exhibit featuring a film that looks back at the exploits of "The Six Triple Eight" Central Postal Directory Battalion, a famous all-women Army unit of the WWII era.

The conference also will include access to U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) representatives; a space for health, empowerment, restoration and relaxation; and multiple networking opportunities.

Registration is still open for the 2022 Ohio Women Veterans Conference. For more information, check for updates on the conference at OhioVets.gov.