Turning Point USA’s Young Women’s Leadership Conference is right around the corner. Conferences can be super hard to know exactly what to pack. While every girl is different on packing styles and what they bring, there are a few items that will make your life a million times easier at the conference. In fact, these items will be complete lifesavers. All will ensure you have the best time at the conference.
A portable chargerTrust me when I say that this will become your absolute best friend at the conference. Most of your days will start early in the morning and end late at night. You’ll probably be on your phone a lot following all of your new friends that you meet online, looking up the conference schedule, and even taking pictures with different speakers if you are lucky. If your phone is anything like mine, this could drain your battery like crazy. You don’t want to be left at 10% with a whole afternoon left! In comes the portable charger. These are so easy to carry in your purse and, depending on which one you get, some can even give your phone a full charge multiple times before you have to re-charge it. I currently have the Mophie Portable Charger in Rose Gold. It is my absolute ride-or-die. The one from Mophie is around $35 and it works awesome. There are also tons of options all over the internet and in stores if you’re looking for a different style or brand.
Notebook and pensA small notebook and some cute pens are such an awesome thing to bring to conferences. You can take notes about different things you’ve learned and different ideas that you might like. You can find these anywhere online, at Target, Wal-Mart, and even some convenience stores. These Miliko notebooks are cute, small enough to throw in your purse, and comes in a pack so you can share with your friends.
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Big Purse or BagThis is another one of those things that will be such a lifesaver at this conference. At my first Turning Point conference, I didn’t bring a large bag with me. They ended up giving me a ton of different books, posters, packets and papers, and notes and I didn’t have anywhere to put them. I also didn’t have time to run back and drop everything off at my hotel room. I ended up carrying everything, making for a long day and very sore arms. The next conference I went to, I brought with me a big purse that could carry everything I needed. In addition to that, it also allowed the shopaholic in me to go crazy in the book section of the vendor area and not have to worry about going up to my room to drop them off. This Konpad tote bag is cute, wallet-friendly, and guaranteed to help you get through the conference in style and ease!
FlatsAnother item that is a must have for YWLS is flats. Every girl has endured the pain of walking in heels all day. We end up going home with sore feet and tired legs. Flats are such an awesome solution. They are so easy to throw in your bag and put them on whenever you have to walk a long way or are just ready to take off your heels. Plus, you can find super cute pairs in all different colors, sizes, and designs so you never have to sacrifice style for comfort. I love these super cute Olivia K Flats from Amazon that run for less than $25, have a bunch of different colors and styles, and would go with everything!
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