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Filmmaker to Speak at ACE Women’s Leadership Forum on Oct. 13

Press Release | By Eric Breier

San Marcos, CA – Tiffany Shlain, an Emmy-nominated filmmaker and founder of The Webby Awards, will be the keynote speaker at the 2017 ACE Women’s Leadership Forum hosted by Cal State San Marcos on Friday, Oct. 13. The theme for the event is “Moving the Needle Toward Change.”

CSUSM President Karen Haynes is the Presidential Sponsor for the event and will participate in the forum’s Presidential Panel, which will be moderated by CSUSM Vice President for Community Engagement Patricia Prado-Olmos. Chico State President Gayle Hutchinson and Palomar College President Joi Lin Blake have also been confirmed as Presidential Panel participants.

Tickets are $109 if purchased by Sept. 14 and $139 after that date. For an additional $20, participants can attend a private reception hosted by President Haynes at CSUSM’s McMahan House from 5:30-7:30 p.m. on Oct. 12.

Shlain has received more than 80 awards and distinctions for her films and work, including being named “one of the women shaping the 21st Century” by Newsweek. She has premiered four films at the Sundance Film Festival, including her acclaimed feature documentary “Connected: An Autobiography about Love, Death & Technology.” The U.S. State Department has also selected four of Shlain’s films to represent the U.S. at embassies around the world for its American Film Showcase.

For more than 25 years, the ACE Women's Network has provided information and counsel to constituencies within the higher education community regarding policies, issues, education and research that influence women's equity, diversity and advancement.


What: 2017 ACE Women’s Leadership Forum

When: 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 13, 2017 (pre-forum reception 5:30-7:30 p.m. Oct. 12)

Where: California State University San Marcos

Cost: $109 through Sept. 14 and $139 after that date; pre-forum reception is an additional $20

Information: Click here to register or email for more information or questions


About California State University San Marcos

Building on an innovative 27-year history, California State University San Marcos is a forward-focused institution, dedicated to preparing future leaders, building great communities and solving critical issues. Located on a 304-acre hillside overlooking the City of San Marcos, it is the only public four-year comprehensive university serving North San Diego, Southwest Riverside and South Orange Counties.

The University enrolls nearly 17,000 students. With approximately 2,000 employees, the institution is a Great College to Work For® (The Chronicle of Higher Education). As a recipient of the annual HEED Award since 2014—a national honor recognizing U.S. colleges and universities that demonstrate an outstanding commitment to diversity and inclusion—CSUSM is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment.