The #1 personal growth summit for women in the Pacific Northwest.
SPARK Experiences are Events, Programs, Retreats, and Masterminds designed to support women through periods of growth and transition.
What you can expect at the 2019 SPARK Summit
Join us for a Mood Swing Wines sponsored social hour the night before we kick off the event! Located at The Alberta Space (5010 NE 9th Ave, Portland) from 6pm to 8pm. Non-alcoholic drinks, Wine, and Snacks provided! Plus a special performance!
8:15: Registration Opens (Drink coffee/tea, get raffle tickets, mingle!)
9am: Event Kick-off with MC Lizzie Keith
Opening meditation by Starr Sheppard-Decker
Welcome to SPARK! – Janelle McMiller, SPARK Director of Operations
Opening Keynote – Rachel O’Rourke. founder of SPARK
Activity: Lizzy Russinko – Your Words
Speaker: Clarice Connoly – Healing Shame
Speaker: Kathy Haan – Turning your Trauma into Triumph
Special Screening: She is the Universe with Laura Pena
1pm Lunch (70 minutes – Offsite)
My SPARK Story: Cosette “Coco” Leary
Speaker: Amanda Faith – Standing my Ground
Jr. Speaker: Arianna DelToro-McMiller – Following your Intuition
Tribute to Annabel Fisher – Making your one life count
3:15pm Break – Happy Hour (Bar open) plus poetry reading by Niema Wilson
Speaker: Pop-up (selected from audience)
Manifesting Group Hypnosis Session with Mary Lou Rodriguez (it’s just like meditating – don’t be nervous!)
Special Performance by Michael Namkung
6:30 – End of day one! (go get some rest!)
8:30: Morning Mingle (Drink coffee/tea, get raffle tickets, mingle!)
9am: Day 2 kicks off!
Activity: Jade Rehder – KLEAR channel experience
Activity: Rachel O’Rourke – Reprogramming your thoughts to Redesign your life
My #SPARKmoment: Michele Laine
Speaker: Dr. Anita Jackson – Becoming Unlimited
Speaker: Emerald Norman – Life, loss, and Liberty
12:30 Lunch (70 minutes – Offsite)
Speaker: Ellen Yin – From cubicle to CEO
Speaker: Marli Williams – The Confidence Cure
Activity: Rachel O’Rourke – The lamp
Jr. Speaker: Mylie Stokes – Write your own permission slip
3pm Break – Happy Hour (Bar open) plus SPARK song performance by Megan Swann
RAFFLE PRIZE DRAWING (must be present to win)
Speaker: Pop-up (selected from audience)
Activity: Amber Jane Arquette – Tibetan Singing Bowl + Crystal Activation
Closing Keynote: Rachel O’Rourke – Where do we go from here?
5:30 – End of SPARK 2019
Ticket Types and Prices
There are three types of SPARK tickets: General Admission, Student, and Live Stream. While we HIGHLY recommend attending live, we understand scheduling could prevent you from doing so. Live Stream tickets are the next best thing! You can watch from anywhere in the world, in whatever you want to wear, and you can view it live or as a recording. General Admission and Student Tickets include access to the recorded conference.
Teen ticket* While we feel it is appropriate to have a teen ages 13-18, we must emphasize that this is for emotionally mature young women. There will be sensitive topics and maybe a cuss word or two. Use your parental spidey senses and make the best decision for you. Adult supervision required for ages 15 and under.
Live Stream ticket* You will receive login instructions 24 hours prior to the event starting on September 21st.
Spark special viewing: She is The Universe
With Laura Pena
Laura will be sharing about her journey from the moment she felt the call to create “She is the Universe” to today. In interviewing over 150 girls worldwide, she shares the answer to the main question that set this project in motion: “What do girls need to get to where want to be in life?”. This year at SPARK Laura will share some of the girls stories and a sneak peak of Season 2 of the video series!
Bio: Laura Peña is a Dominican-American filmmaker, storyteller, entrepreneur, creative producer, motion designer, animator, traveler, speaker, and mentor to young girls.
She is the Founder of She is the Universe, a global platform that looks to inspire, empower and support teenage girls from around the globe, to stand in their own stories and to pursue their dreams, through storytelling, mentorship, and community.
As part of She Is The Universe, Laura is producing a video docu-series with Stories of Girls told by girls. She has been traveling around the world, producing, directing, filming, editing, and interviewing teenage girls to bring to life 111 stories. Laura is giving girls aged between 13 and 19, from 15+ countries of all shapes, sizes, colors, languages, cultural, and socio-economic background, a platform designed to amplify their voices.
Through this platform, Laura is encouraging girls to share their passions, dreams, their fears, and struggles. She is exploring what it means to be a girl in todays world, and she is inviting them to answer the question that started this project “What can we all do to help girls get to where they want to be in life?”.
SPECIAL PERFORMANCE by Michael Namkung: Seeing the Invisible
Michael Namkung is an artist, poet, speaker, and multiple world champion athlete. He has received awards from the San Francisco Arts Commission, The Center for Cultural Innovation, and the Tanne Foundation for his pioneering work Drawing Gym, a hybrid art form that combines drawing with rigorous physical exercise.
He has exhibited and performed his work in galleries, museums, universities and public spaces worldwide, including SFMOMA, Museu de Arte Contemporaneo Niteroi, The Asian Art Museum San Francisco, Stanford University, Locust Projects, The Drawing Center New York, and Grace Cathedral San Francisco.
He holds a Master of Education degree from the University of California Santa Barbara and a Master of Fine Arts degree from San Francisco State University. He has served as Assistant Professor of Art at Florida International University, and as Visiting Assistant Professor at Lewis and Clark College.
The 2019 Speaker Line-Up
Bio – Dr. Anita M. Jackson is fast becoming a sought after feminine transformational speaker, leader and coach within the feminine empowerment movement.
Talk Title: “When a woman understands the power of her choice and decision in who she is and in every area of life and business, she become unlimited.” READ MORE
Bio – Ellen Yin is the founder & CEO of Ellen Yin Media, a boutique social media marketing agency with a proven record for generating visibility & leads on repeat to grow your business.
Talk Title: From Cubicle to CEO: The Entrepreneur’s Secret to Creating Your Dream Career READ MORE
Bio – Amanda Faith calls beautiful Northern California home along with her two sons. She is a behavioral therapist with a background in youth counseling. She is also a cancer survivor and vulvar cancer awareness advocate.
Talk Title: Standing my ground. READ MORE
Bio – Marli Williams is an interactive keynote speaker, leadership activator, courage cultivator, joy instigator, confidence catalyst, and possibility creator who first fell in love with transformational leadership as a camp counselor.
Talk Title: The Confidence Cure – How to Overcome Self-Doubt so You Can Play Full Out READ MORE
Bio – Clarice Connolly is Exuberance, Empathy, Authenticity, Charisma, and Wisdom personified. By profession, she is an Accountability Coach who supports individuals in moving their business aspirations, personal goals, and even to-do lists forward through emotional intelligence and accountability.
Talk Title: Healing Shame. READ MORE
Bio – Janelle McMiller is the Director of Operations for O’Rourke Media and SPARK events for women. She is also the Co Founder and Co CEO of The Lotus Web. She is known for being the “Queen of Manifesting”. Her motto: Envision- Hustle- Receive. https://TheLotusWeb.com
Talk Title: Be who YOU are. READ MORE
Bio – This could be YOU!!
On both Saturday and Sunday, one person from the audience will be selected each day to get up on stage and share their story for ten minutes.
How this works: We will share the steps to submit the week prior to SPARK Portland 2019.
This is an opportunity and experience you don’t want to miss out on!
Amber Jane – The SPARK Spiritual Adviser and Energy Healer, Amber Jane will be treating the audience with her tibetan bowl healing sound, as well as providing essential oil support. Find her at amberjanehealing.com
Lizzy Russinko –
Lizzy will facilitate “(Y)OUR WORDS”, a powerful journey for all in attendance to explore their intention, choose (and share!) a guiding word, and contribute to a *live* handlettered SPARK art piece! Learn more at https://www.thisunscriptedlife.com/
If you would like to apply to become a sponsor of SPARK 2019, please click the button below to fill out the form. Thank you!