The Village

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$40 Afternoon Session/The Minerva Awards tickets and $25 Night at The Village tickets will be sold at the Pine Avenue entrance to the Long Beach Convention Center beginning at 3PM on Tuesday, Oct. 21.

Experience an evening for Your Mind, Your Body and Your Soul with Maria Shriver. You asked for it, and we listened! This year, we’re giving you more opportunities for book signings, networking, shopping, food and fun. Also featuring a conversation with Rachael Ray. Join us for the Night at The Village, a brand new pre-conference event.

Book signings offered by:* 



Maria Shriver Just Who Will You Be?
Valerie Bertinelli Losing It: And Gaining My Life Back One Pound at a Time
Diahann Carroll The Legs Are the Last to Go: Aging, Acting, Marrying, and Other Things I Learned the Hard Way
Claire Cook Summer Blowout
Kelly Corrigan The Middle Place
Rocco DiSpirito Rocco Gets Real: Cook At Home Every Day
Rory Freedman & Kim Barnouin Skinny Bitch
Kristin Gore Sammy’s House
Vicky Iovine Girlfriend’s Guide to Pregnancy
Billie Jean King Pressure is a Privilege: Lessons I’ve Learned From Life & the Battle of the Sexes
Jillian Michaels Making the Cut: The 30-Day Diet and Fitness Plan for the Strongest, Sexiest You
Laura Moriarty The Center of Everything
Dr. Mehmet Oz YOU: Staying Young
Bill Phillips Body-for-LIFE
Rachael Ray Just In Time
Gerrie Schipske Rosie the Riveter in Long Beach
Dana Slatkin In the Summertime Anytime Cookbook


* Book signings are taking place from 7:30 to 8:30 pm on Tuesday Nite.



What is the Night at The Village?

In an effort to give more women an opportunity to experience the transformative conference, The Women’s Conference has added a new event– the “Night at The Village.” The village will transform the Long Beach Convention Center’s exhibit hall into over 160,000 square feet of interactive experiences, connecting women with information, shopping, food and fun.

When is the Night at The Village?

It’s October 21, 2008, the day before the Women’s Conference.  Doors open at 5pm. 

Where does the Night at The Village take place?

The Long Beach Convention and Entertainment Center’s Exhibit Halls A, B and C. 300 East Ocean Blvd, Long Beach, 90802.

What are some of the things I can experience at the Night at The Village?

  • Book signings by some of this country’s most popular authors, including Maria Shriver, Caroline Kennedy and Dr. Mehmet Oz.
  • Shop from an amazing array of vendors.
  • Learn about new products and services geared towards women.
  • Explore an environmental area that features products, entrepreneurs, and concrete information on how to live green.
  • Sample food from around California.
  • Visit the evening’s sponsor LEAN CUISINE, as they inspire you to “do something good for yourself!”

Who are the speakers and what time does the Main Stage program begin?

We are so excited to announce that Rachael Ray will be our inaugural guest on the main stage. In addition, there will be stages throughout the village that feature programming on fashion, food and fitness. The main stage program begins at 6:30.

Who does the Night at The Village recognize?

The Night at The Village will also reinforce the conference’s commitment to the city of Long Beach as it recognizes and rewards the work of domestic violence organization, WomenShelter of Long Beach. This is a party with a purpose!

How can I attend?

Contact us at to purchase tickets online for $20. Tickets at the door will be $25.

What if I’m coming to the next day’s Women’s Conference, can I see the village?

While the main stage, additional small stage programming and prominent book signings are features of the Night at The Village the exhibitors will be showcased in The Village on both October 21, and October 22, 2008.