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Monday, September 22, 2008 from 18:00 to 20:00 at the Garibaldi Lift Company.

With each conference, the ISSW Steering Committee strives to provide participants with a forum in which to learn about the theory and practice of the snow and avalanches through inspiring and informational avenues that unite professionals worldwide. In recent years, our avalanche community has seen a significant increase in the number of female professionals making notable contributions in the field of snow and avalanche research and education. This change has been reflected with an increase in female participation in the ISSW increasing exponentially with each event.

To support this growth, the 2006 ISSW coordinators teamed up with Babes In The Backcountry to offer female ISSW attendees an opportunity to gather, share information and network with other professional women in the snow and avalanche field by hosting the first biennial ISSW Ladies Night. More than 100 female ISSW participants gathered together to share stories, acknowledge significant female role models in the field and to form an association of professional exchange.

In 2008, the ISSW will again partner with Babes In The Backcountry to offer the second biennial ISSW Ladies Night, called the "AVALANCHE DIVAS' SOCIAL". All female ISSW participants are invited to share in an evening to recognize, honor and support the women in our field and encourage mentorship and support among female professionals. The event will include a light dinner, complimentary drinks, and a gift bag containing items from participating sponsors.

If you have any questions about the "ISSW AVALANCHE DIVAS' SOCIAL" 2008 or if you would like to nominate a female professional to be honored at the event, please contact Nicole Greene and Leslie Ross at:- avalanchedivas@issw2008.com

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