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About VOICES

About VOICES

VOICES brings the world’s most influential and powerful women to Portland, in a platform dedicated to inspiring, empowering and connecting women. Each speaker has a unique story to tell, sparking conversation, offering new perspectives, and supporting ambitions.

Please join us for our 28th season!

Francine B. Read, President

503.631.7477

Francine Read

2021 VOICES Virtual Lectures

February 3, 2021

March 3, 2021

April 7, 2021

April 28, 2021

June 2, 2021 (Originally April 1, 2020)

Program 7:30pm – 9:10pm

Future Events (After COVID)

The Tiffany Center

1410 SW Morrison, Portland

A Message from Francine Read

Information about Virtual VOICES Lectures & Subscriptions

Dear Friends of VOICES,

We are excited to announce that VOICES Lectures 2021 will be VIRTUAL through June, 2021, including the 2019 season finale with Valarie Kaur, which was rescheduled due to COVID.

First and foremost, I’d like to thank our current 2021 subscribers for sticking with us and participating in the VOICES Reunion Tour. The Tour brings back some of our favorite speakers in a casual format using Zoom, and we can tell from all of the great feedback that you like it!

For new subscribers, we have a great offer for you. When you buy the VOICES 2021 Virtual Season (four exciting live events at 7:30 pm with Q&A following), you will also get access to all seven of the VOICES Reunion TOUR interviews. This package includes 11 Zoom events with world-class women for the subscription rate of $179, which works out to just $16 per event.

For our PATRON SUBSCRIBERS and SPONSORS: We offer you the VOICES Zoom Reception following the program. Just like our patron receptions of the past, this special online gathering will provide an opportunity to ask a question or share a thought, and mix virtually with other subscribers. Missing are the chocolate chip cookies. For this we are deeply sorry.

NOTE: With VOICES GOING VIRTUAL FOR 2021, ZOOM links will be emailed to attendees prior to each event. We will need email addresses for each attendee in order to provide them access to the event, so if you are ordering for a group, please make sure that Francine Read has an email address for every member of your group. Send email to Francine Read to provide your email address or to verify that you are on the list.

For any subscribers who do not have technology for Zoom, we offer you a credit for a future live series, although we don’t know when or if this will happen. No refunds available.

We all look forward to the time we can meet in person, laugh, hug and share a beverage. Until this storm has passed, stay well and safe.

Sincerely,

Francine Read

Event Speakers

2020–2021 Season

Click on a speaker for details

Lisa Genova

Lisa Genova

February 3, 2021

Neuroscientist and New York Times bestselling author of multiple books including Still Alice

Zainab Salbi

Zainab Salbi

March 3, 2021

Bestselling author, TV Host and Founder of Women for Women International

Liz Forkin Bohannon

Liz Forkin Bohannon

April 7, 2021

Founder of Sseko Designs

Dr. Cady Coleman

Dr. Cady Coleman

April 28, 2021

Former NASA Astronaut and veteran of two Space Shuttle Missions

Event Speakers

2019–2020 Season

Click on a speaker for details

Valarie Kaur

Valarie Kaur

June 2, 2021

Civil rights activist and prophetic voice at the forefront of progressive change

VOICES Reunion Tour

Stuck at home? Inject a little inspiration into your routine with VOICES

The VOICES Reunion Tour offers ZOOM interviews with 7 speakers of the VOICES Lectures beginning June, 2020. All interviews are videotaped and can be viewed at subscriber’s convenience.

How it works:

  • We use ZOOM platform for programming and require email addresses for all participants. Once a subscriber reserves a space, an email will follow with Zoom access link prior to each event.
  • Each presenter will be speaking for at least 30-40 minutes. Subscribers will have the opportunity to pose questions in advance and/or during the event. Event specifics may vary based on the speaker.
  • Each session is hosted by Francine Read in her “virtual office” with tech support by Maria Sorrentino/ComputerPal.
  • The VOICES Reunion Tour is free to all subscribers to the 2020-2021 season.
  • Tickets are available to non-subscribers for the entire series ($79) or for individual events ($10 each).

The VOICES Tour includes interviews with:

Ruth Wariner – bestselling author of The Sound of Gravel

Maestra Marin Alsop – Conductor of Baltimore Symphony

Lisa Shannon – author, human rights activist, known for her work in the international women’s movement, including founding Run for Congo Women

Asenath Andrews – founder of The Catherine Ferguson School for Girls in Detroit

Elaine Sciolino – bestselling author and contributing writer of The New York Times, writing from France since 2002

Holly Hoffman – last woman standing on Season 21 of CBS’ hit reality show “Survivor: Nicaragua”

Annie Griffiths – photographer known for her work at National Geographic and a founder of Ripple Effect Image.

People Are Talking About the VOICES Reunion Tour

Here’s what they’re saying...

”Thank you for setting up the Reunion Tour. It has been so fun to hear all these strong women speak!“

”Thanks so much for all you do putting on a fantastic speaker series.“

”Elaine was wonderful! I bought two copies of her book right after we finished! Awesome event!“

”... loved the Reunion Tour ... great conversation with a powerful creator! Thank you for all that you do for the world.“

”...you do a fantastic job of interviewing/leading the conversation with the speaker“

”Thank you for bringing Asenath back. She is my favorite speaker (I’ve been going to VOICES for many, many years)“

”Just viewed video with Lisa Shannon. WOW. What an incredible woman.“

”Hi Francine I so LOVED the interview with Elaine Sciolino ...“

”I finally had a chance to start listening to Ruth Wariner’s interview, and her story is indeed incredible!

”So glad you are bringing VOICES to the world through this format.“

Buy Tickets

2020–2021 Series Tickets

VOICES offers two options for the VIRTUAL VOICES Lectures 2021: General Admission Series and Patron Series. Both season packages include the VOICES Reunion Tour as a free bonus with each subscription. Zoom links and passwords will be emailed with each order. Individual tickets are available for General Admission and are listed below.

Patron
$315

  • VOICES Reunion Tour
  • Zoom Reception
General Admission
$179

  • VOICES Reunion Tour
  • Zoom Reception

Individual Tickets

Lisa Genova
February 3, 2021
$49

Zainab Salbi
March 3, 2021
$49

Liz Forkin Bohannon
April 7, 2021
$35

Dr. Cady Coleman
April 28, 2021
$49

Valarie Kaur
June 2, 2021
$59

VOICES Reunion Tour

VOICES offers two options for the VIRTUAL VOICES Lectures 2021:

All Reunion Events
$79

Single Events
$10

NOTE: With VOICES GOING VIRTUAL FOR 2021, ZOOM links will be emailed to attendees prior to each event. We will need email addresses for each attendee in order to provide them access to the event, so if you are ordering for a group, please make sure that Francine Read has an email address for every member of your group. Send email to Francine Read to provide your email address or to verify that you are on the list.

VOICES Magazine

The VOICES program is available online as part of our eMagazine, which is published in Fall and updated in Winter and Spring. VOICES eMagazine includes:
  • Speaker details
  • Seating map
  • Sponsor information
  • Photos from recent events

The VOICES eMagazine is available to read online or download as a pdf.

If you are interested in advertising in the eMagazine, you can find Ad Specs here.

Event Venue

Event venue location info and gallery

Tiffany Center, Portland

VOICES moved to the Tiffany Center-Emerald Ballroom Feb 5, 2014. It is a stunning display of historic craftsmanship and is a classic ballroom-style venue with soaring ceilings, handcrafted detailing and a full scale theater stage. Open and expansive, it offers 4,000 square feet of stunning ambiance. The Emerald Ballroom location offers good parking, restaurants, adjacent MAX Light Rail and other benefits.

Rafati’s Catering offers Wine Bar and Light Bites service on the 4th floor of the Tiffany Center from 6pm-7:15pm for subscribers.

F.A.Q.

  • There are four different ways to subscribe:

    1. Order online using our secure online service
    2. Call the VOICES office @ 503.631.7477
    3. Print the order form (jpg image) and mail the complete form to:
      VOICES, Inc.
      PO Box 1294
      Fairview, OR 97024
  • The series is sold as a series unless there are tickets remaining about one month before opening night. Individual ticket prices vary according to each event.

    The Early-Bird Promotion, available through July 1, offers discounts for early series subscriptions without handling fees.

  • VOICES is an effective way to reach smart, educated women and men with your products and services. Our advertising rates are extremely affordable. For rates and ad dimensions, please go to AdSpecs for detailed information. For our complete Sponsorship packet contact Francine Read @ 503.631.7477 or email Francine@voicesinc.com.

  • To order tickets by mail, please print and send VOICES this form.

Contact Us

Address

PO Box 1294
Fairview, OR 97024

Phone Number

503.631.7477

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