Editor’s note: This article was originally published November 11, 2013

I’ll be swinging by the Texas Conference for Women next week, and hope you’ll stop by to say hello.

The day-long conference is packed with talks by successful women from all walks of life, from cookbook author and Food Network television personality Rachael Ray to 2011 Nobel Peace Laureate Leymah Gbowee and former Atlanta Mayor Shirley Franklin. First Lady Anita Perry hosts this year’s event.

General admission is $155 ($75 for students) and includes lunch, two main keynote sessions and your choice of three breakout sessions.

You’ll hear from financial executives, authors, communications experts, founders of non-profit organizations and more, plus get access to the exhibit hall, the health and wellness and social media pavilions, and the coach’s corner, where you can have your resume reviewed.

Laura Huffman, state director of the Nature Conservancy of Texas, is on my list of must-hear speeches. Austin American-Statesman publisher Susie Ellwood and columnist Addie Broyles will also be on hand.

I’ll make my appearance from 2:45 to 3:15 p.m. in the Statesman booth.

Don’t have a ticket? I’m giving away a pass. Just post here, telling me why you need it. Best answer wins.

And hope to see you there next Tuesday, Nov. 19.