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The Women's Conference, Hosts California First Lady Maria Shriver & Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger

Long Beach Convention Center
Long Beach Convention Center

The Women's Conference, Hosted by California First Lady Maria Shriver & Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger at the Long Beach Convention Center outside Los Angeles entertained over 10,000 attendees Monday and Tuesday. 

Maria Shriver book signing at The Women's Conference in LA Monday.
Photo by Kristin Carlson.

The lineup of speakers included: Maria Shriver, Madeline Albright, Elizabeth Edwards, Katie Couric, Annie Leibovitz, Jane Goodall, Richard Branson, and Arnold Schwarzenegger.

Books and book signings were offered by: Maria Shriver, Caroline Kennedy, Jillian Michaels, Sue Monk Kidd, Candace Bushnell, and Rory Freedman.  Arianna Huffington canceled, but her new book, "Fearless," was available in the store.

A variety of woman-owned and woman-centered businesses and organizations offered activities, information, and products for sale.

See the slideshow for more photos from this event.

Where to eat in the neighborhood:
Homemade Italian dinner for two
Spanish tapas brunch