LANCASTER – Inspired by an annual state conference, local business women, professionals and others are organizing a women’s conference expected to attract 1,200 participants. The Antelope Valley Women’s Conference 2006 will include seminars on women’s health, business finances, self and family, home and children, vendors offering services and products for women, and a book fair featuring the works of authors speaking at the conference. “The goal … is to celebrate, inspire and empower women in the Antelope Valley by highlighting information and sharing resources in all areas of interest to women,” said Fran Paolinelli, a journalist and one of the organizers. Added public-relations agency owner Ingrid Chapman, another organizer: “The key word is inspiration, … inspiration to do great things, inspiration to go after your dreams.” AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week The all-day conference is scheduled for April 7 in the Antelope Valley Fairgrounds’ two main pavilions and two smaller meeting halls. It will open with a continental breakfast at 7:30 a.m., will include a buffet lunch with entertainment and will close at 5 p.m. Registration fees will be $75 per person before Feb. 1 and $95 after Feb. 1. Registration fees for full-time students and seniors age 62 and older will be $50 before Feb. 1 and $70 after Feb. 1. Speakers will be announced later, organizers said. Chapman said she has attended for six years the California Governor’s Conference on Women and Families. A delegation of 30 or 40 local women is expected to attend the 2005 conference Thursday in Long Beach. “I found that so inspirational. It’s our model,” Chapman said. For Antelope Valley Women’s Conference information, call (661) 951-1717, e-mail [email protected] or visit the Web site at www.avwomensconference.com. Charles F. Bostwick, (661) 267-5742 [email protected] local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!