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2022 Leadership and Innovation Summit

November 16, 2022 November 19, 2022


The 2022 Leadership and Innovation Summit is brought to you by Women In Government.


Women In Government convenes state legislators and stakeholder experts with broad perspectives and experiences to amplify the work of female lawmakers.


Empowering all women state legislators to lead and implement complex policy solutions by leveraging the knowledge and wisdom of experts and peers.

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Travel Scholarship

Travel Scholarship for Legislators

Women In Government is pleased to offer travel assistance for women state legislators to attend our national conferences. A Legislator Travel Scholarship of up to $1,000 for WIG’s The 2022 Leadership and Innovation Summit in Orlando, Florida, November 16-19, 2022 is available on a first-come/first-served basis to registered women legislator attendees to reimburse personal travel expenses. Reimbursable travel expenses include: airfare or mileage to the host city, ground transportation to the host hotel, and sleeping room accommodations during conference nights.

Participants are accountable to attend all sessions and conference events in order to receive the Legislator Travel Scholarship. All attendees agree to abide by all health and safety rules of conference venue/s and jurisdiction/s in addition to abiding by Women In Government’s Code of Conduct Policy.

Hotel Info

Caribe Royale is a destination that offers all the connection you could ever imagine right within reach. From adventures at Walt Disney World® Resort to afternoons spent at our sprawling pool or in the bliss of your own private suite, we’re always dreaming of making each moment feel a little more like home—all while many miles away from reality.

Caribe Royale Orlando
8101 World Center Dr,
Orlando, FL 32821
Tel: +1 303-297-1300

Please note that check-in time is 4:00 p.m. and check-out is 11:00 a.m.

Click here for the Hotel Website


The 2022 Women In Government Leadership & Innovation Summit will provide actionable information about the most innovative policy ideas for female state legislators. Conference programming will focus on the topics Access to Healthcare, Resilient Communities and Strong Economies. Check back for updates on specific session topics and confirmed speakers!

Agenda at a Glance

Wednesday, November 16, 2022

Time Activity
8:30 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. Pre-Conference Activities (INVITE ONLY)
1:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. General Session
5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Opening Reception

Thursday, November 17, 2022

Time Activity
7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m. Breakfast
8:00 a.m. - 11:55 a.m. General Session
12:15 p.m. - 1:15 p.m. Lunch
1:30 p.m. - 5:35 p.m. General Session
5:45 p.m. - 6:45 p.m. Reception
7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Board of Directors/Business Council dinner (INVITE ONLY)
Free evening for all other attendees

Friday, November 18, 2022

Time Activity
7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m. Breakfast
8:00 a.m. - 11:55 a.m. General Session
12:15 p.m. - 1:15 p.m. Lunch
1:30 p.m. - 5:35 p.m. General Session
5:45 p.m. - 6:45 p.m. Reception
Free evening for all attendees

Saturday, November 19, 2022

Time Activity
7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m. Breakfast
8:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. General Session
12:30 p.m. Conference Adjournment
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Board of Directors luncheon meeting (INVITE ONLY)

You can download a full agenda by clicking the button below. Please check back as this will continue to be updated.


Women in Government has worked with Disney to provide exclusive After 5PM Twilight Tickets and special discounted multi-day tickets that are not available at the regular Ticket Windows.

The multi-day tickets include a complimentary bonus visit to an additional Disney experience. (Due to Covid-19 these options have been modified to include the mini-golf and Disney Oak Trail golf options. More will be added as they become available.)

To purchase these special Theme Park tickets, please call 407-566-5600 or CLICK HERE.

Tickets are valid 7 days pre, during, and 7 days post meeting dates. Please note the cut-off date for advance purchase savings is 11/14/2022.

Important note:
With the new Disney Theme Park Reservation System and park capacity limitations, it’s important to lock in your visit as soon as possible. A park reservation is required for entry along with the ticket. See link below to make that reservation too).

Click HERE for Park Reservation Availability

Click HERE for the Walt Disney World weekly calendar to plan your visit and find out what shows, parades and special events are happening at the theme parks!



The 2022 Leadership & Innovation Summit will take place Wednesday, November 16 - Saturday, November 19, 2022.


It will be held at the Caribe Royale Resort

Caribe Royale Resort
8101 World Center Dr.
Orlando, FL 32821, USA
Tel: +1 407-238-8000

Click here for the Hotel Website


All registration fees are collected at time of registration via credit card (Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express).

Legislator Registration Fee for WIG's 2022 Leadership & Innovation Summit in Orlando is $150, and Florida women state legislators are offered complimentary "Host State Legislator Registration" to attend this event. Please note that all legislator attendees must complete registration in order to access the Legislator Travel Scholarship benefit.

WIG Board Members are entitled to complimentary registration and are eligible for the Legislator Travel Scholarship upon registration. Please contact WIG Managing Director, Maura LaGue if you have any questions.

Business Council, Associate Members and Sponsors are entitled to one or more complimentary registrations depending on level of support. Please contact Outreach & Development Manager, Laura Blake.

Individual Private Sector Registration is available for $850.


Registration includes access to all regular sessions, meals and ancillary events as part of this year’s program. Registrants attending specific invitation-only events are not charged additional fees.


To register yourself as an attendee for WIG's 2022 Leadership & Innovation Summit, please note the following:

Please enter your email address in the large text box at the bottom of this page and then click the large, green “Register Now” button. This will take you to the registration form to be completed and at the bottom of the form you will be prompted to choose your own password. Please note that you are are registering according to your appropriate registration Type: WIG Board Member, Legislator, Non-Paying Attendee (Business Council, Associate Member, Event Sponsor or Reciprocal Organization tracks) or Paid Private Sector Attendee.

Please note that the registration site includes the ability to log back in and edit a completed registration. For any changes you need to make after you’ve submitted the form please click the “Already Registered?….” area and then, after logging in, you will see everything previously entered.

If you are submitting multiple registrations, please select 'Logout' (found to the left of the form, underneath the 'Edit Registration' option) once you have finished each one. This will return you to the site and allow you to register the next person using the same browser.


Registrants are provided a link to make reservations at the host hotel, Caribe Royale Resort, and access Women In Government’s room block rate of $199 + tax during the registration process. RESERVATIONS MUST BE MADE BY THE ROOM BLOCK CUT-OFF DATE OF FRIDAY OCTOBER 21, 2022 IN ORDER TO SECURE WIG’S ROOM BLOCK RATE.

Speakers do not need to register. Please email event staff for any hotel needs or logistical queries.


Please list any special dietary needs or allergies in the Special Requests section while registering for the conference or by email by clicking here.


All conference attendees are expected to be respectful of the opinions and time of fellow attendees, presenters and conference and venue staff, and agree to abide by Women In Government’s Conference Code of Conduct.


Legislator Travel Scholarships are available on a first-come/first-served basis to registered women state legislators in the form of post-conference reimbursement up to $1,000 for eligible travel costs.

Reimbursement forms will be available electronically and onsite. All eligible scholarship recipients must submit signed reimbursement forms and receipts to Women In Government no later than Tuesday, January 3, 2023.


Women In Government follows the health and safety rules of the host venue, city and state in place during our events. Please note that WIG does not require proof of Covid vaccination to attend our conferences, but restaurants and other venues in the area may. Attendees may want to keep proof of Covid vaccination on hand at all times while planning your non-conference free time.


Please refer to the agenda to note start and end times the conference and any invitation-only events that you are attending so that you can plan your arrival and departure travel and free time accordingly.

Hotel Check-In/Out: Check-In is 4:00pm EST and Check-Out is 11:00am EST.

Getting to the Conference Hotel: The closest airport to the Caribe Royale Resort is Orlando International Airport (MCO) 17 miles away. The Caribe Royale Resort does not offer airport shuttle service.

Caribe Royale Resort Address: 8101 World Center Dr Orlando, FL 32821

Ride Share/Taxi: Uber/LYFT/Taxi are available with rates varying depending on time and demand

Driving: Self-Parking and Valet Parking are available. Please see the Caribe Royale Resort website for current fees and other information.


Legislators, if you need to cancel, please notify Women In Government immediately if you are unable to attend so that we may award your scholarship to another legislator. Kindly send notice of your cancellation by email by clicking here no later than Friday, October 21, 2022.

Registration fee may be refunded as follows: 100% of registration fee is refunded if cancellation is made by 10/5/2022. $100 of registration fee is refunded for cancellations received from 10/6-11/5/2022. After 11/6/2022, no registration fee is refunded. Registrants who transferred a credit from the 2022 National Legislative Conference but cannot attend the Leadership & Innovation Summit and who will not be serving in legislature in 2023 will be refunded 100% of the registration fee.

Attendees cancelling event registration are responsible for cancelling their hotel accommodations and travel.


Business casual is recommended during the conference. Also, some receptions may be held outside, so remember to pack a sweater or jacket.


All conference programming will take place at the Caribe Royale Orlando. Please come to the Women In Government 2022 Leadership & Innovation Summit Registration Desk in the Palms Foyer in the conference center to pick up your name badge and conference materials.


Please stay connected with WIG for all conference updates as they are announced and share this event with your colleagues! WIG may be found on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn using event hashtag #WIG2022. Or visit our website Women In Government’s website: www.womeningovernment.org.


Please be sure to fill out the post-event survey following the conference. Your feedback is important as WIG develops future programs and events.


You must register by Friday, October 14, 2022.

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