To help this generation of Nova Scotian girls develop, appreciate and celebrate their own abilities and talents and those of other girls and women, to help them to empower themselves, build confidence, and be a positive influence in their communities.

2020 Girls Conference
Courageous, Creative, Confident

On Friday, March 6th, 2020 – Mount Saint Vincent University and the Alexa McDonough Institute for Women, Gender, and Social Justice (AMI) will welcome junior and senior high school girls from across the province as well as delegates from local colleges, universities, community organizations and local schools to the Girls 2020 Conference. This is our ninth annual conference celebrating International Women’s Day.

Young women at the conference will have the opportunity to participate in various workshops and activity sessions which include confidence building, leadership skills, personal and professional growth, and developing stronger minds and bodies. They will also be able to share their ideas and opinions while learning effective strategies for expressing themselves and new ways to explore making a difference in their communities. Workshop and activity sessions will give young women the opportunity to tell their stories, share their ideas and advice with each other while pushing boundaries in new areas and having some fun in a gathering that is a safe space for girls to explore new horizons and new challenges.

The Girls 2020 Conference is offering delegates a full conference experience in one day this year. The conference fee is $35.00 per delegate. This fee includes a buffet lunch and a morning food and beverage break. Methods of payment are cash, debit, cheque or money order (on site or in advance).

All sessions will be held between 9:00 am and 4:00 pm, with a one and one-half hour, lunch break with a featured keynote speaker. Participants are encouraged to arrive between 8:00 – 9:00 am for registration confirmation and check in on the 3rd floor of the Rosaria Conference Centre. There will be poster displays and organizational information tables in the main conference lobby and the multi-purpose meeting room. Coming early gives participants the opportunity to meet others who are attending the conference.


Individual delegates and groups are required to submit a registration form. Workshop session leaders and guest speakers are not required to submit a form unless special accommodation is required. The conference is limited to 300 delegates and presenters.


We are sold out. To be added to the waitlist please email


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