Tickets are now on sale for a day of inspiration, growth and knowledge planned for women across the Valley at the 30th Annual Central California Women’s Conference. CCWC is the largest women’s event in the region and will be from 7:15 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017 at the Fresno Convention & Entertainment Center.

The theme of this year's event is EMBRACE YOUR JOURNEY. Attendees will celebrate and be inspired to embrace their lives in areas including careers, relationships, and, most importantly, their own personal growth.

Amy Purdy, world-class snowboarder, 2014 Paralympic Medalist, and founder of Adaptive Action Sports, is this year’s keynote speaker.  She is also an actress, model, dancer, clothing designer, New York Times bestselling author, and product spokesperson.

Some might not recognize Amy Purdy’s name, but often remember her from the popular show, Dancing with the Stars. At the age of 19, Amy contracted Meningococcal Meningitis, a vaccine preventable bacterial infection, and was given a less than two percent chance of survival. As a result of the infection, doctors had to amputate her legs below the knee. Amy also needed and successfully received a kidney transplant from her father.

Just three months after the transplant, she entered the USASA National Snowboarding Championship where she won medals in three events. Amy is the only double leg amputee competing at the world-class level, and in 2013 she was named as one of the top 15 most remarkable para-athletes in the world by the International Olympic Committee. Today, she is one of the top ranked adaptive snowboarders in the world and was the 2014 Paralympic Bronze Medalist. 

This year's event is expected to be an exceptionally early sellout. Tickets are on sale now at $110 and will go up to $120 on August 20. Tickets include continental breakfast, all seminars, the celebrity keynote speaker luncheon and the afternoon reception. Tickets are limited to the first 3,500 attendees. Early registration is encouraged. Visit for tickets and additional information.

The conference is made possible through the support of national and Central Valley businesses. The presenting sponsor is Wells Fargo. Founding sponsors are The Fresno Bee and ABC 30. Community Medical Centers is the Keynote Speaker Sponsor bringing in Amy Purdy. Major sponsors include Saint Agnes Medical Center, Valley Children’s Healthcare, Chukchansi Gold Resort & Casino, Fresno Acura, Macy’s, Fresno State, AT&T, Cumulus Media, Chick-fil-A, Univision Radio, Pepsi, Fresno Trade Bindery, The Brownie Baker, Pacific Gas & Electric Company, Central Valley Toyota Dealers and many more.