The Dames
First Annual FunFerence October 2022

Develop deeper connections, partnerships, and collaborations that support your growth, all in a FUN, interactive environment that’s great for introverts AND extroverts alike!

Golden, Colorado

Oct 13-15, 2022


Uplevel Your Relationships

You asked for an event that supports you in creating more impact, money, headspace, and connection through your relationships - and one that enhances your relationship-building prowess - we’ve structured FunFerence 2022 to deliver just that.

  • Energizing - You won’t feel exhausted at the end of each day!
  • Immersive - Apply what you learn immediately (no going back to work with hours of follow up)!
  • In-Person - Because we're all tired of screens.
  • Retreat-Style - Let’s come together to work out our 💩 in a safe space and do some serious “business healing.”


Define “schedule” however you like. You can come to all the activities or just a few, we trust your intuition to tell you what’s right - likewise, we reserve the right to change our itinerary or to take possession of your favorite sunglasses without notice.

October 13, 3pm MT - 9pm MT

Day 1: Compelling Clarity

Day one will take you from feeling foggy about your big picture, to communicating your vision in a way that your partners truly connect with and regularly act upon.

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Here’s how we’ll do it:

  • Fun, connection and depth - yup, we’ve booked comedians!
  • Pinpoint the most important elements of your big vision AND translate your vision into a meaningful, actionable plan
  • Shine on light how you hold yourself back and break through them to increase your impact
  • Lessons and exercises in transformational and visual storytelling - get immediate feedback on your vision
  • “Better Together” Dinner - discover your commonalities, all while enjoying a thoughtfully curated dinner experience (dinner is included with your ticket)
  • Then, continue the party by dancing the night away with your fellow Dames

October 14, 7am MT - 5pm MT

Go from merely “chipping away” at relationships, to rapidly deepening them (with any personality type) through low-stress systems for staying in touch.

Here’s how we’ll do it:

  • Stretch it out at morning yoga
  • 4 Power Partner Archetypes - quickly identify needs and get the results you’re looking for from these long-term relationships 
  • Create a customized plan, process, and system for nurturing and maintaining your relationships that also ensures that you make measurable progress toward your goals
  • Learn methods for setting/receiving boundaries, making big asks, and supporting each other
  • Lunch is provided and there will be an optional "Trusting Your Intuition to Develop Safe Relationships" activity

October 15, 9am MT - 11am MT

We encourage you to stay in town through the 15th. You will have two additional unstructured opportunities to connect with your fellow Dames!

Choose between:

  • Hike at Matthews Winters Park (an easy hike for all levels)
  • Hang out with your fellow Dames to spend more quality time together

Should you attend?

This event is for you if you're...

✅ Eager to learn to be a more valuable referral partner (it's a give and gain exchange after all!).
✅ Craving a more meaningful depth of connection with Power Partners and in other business relationships.
✅ Teetering between feeling reluctant to ask for help OR wondering if you’re being way too demanding.
✅ Desiring to increase the abundance of your organization and your bottom line.
✅ Wanting to get outside of your “bubble” because you’ve been meeting too many people just like you.

Wait until next time if you...

✋Haven’t yet completed the basics of our Power Partner System.
✋Are unsure if  you're ready for rapid growth. We believe in doing this work only when the time is right!
✋Feel desperate for leads and that’s the only reason you’re building power partnerships - not our zone!
✋Are in a place where you’re closed off energetically (which is okay - we’ll see you when you’re feeling open!).

If you're not yet a member of The Dames, please sign up for a Dames Virtual Roundtable or contact to learn how you can become a member and attend Funference 2022!

Our Speakers & Facilitators

We've brought together top voices and minds to help you grow personally AND professionally.

Jenny Glick
Jenny Glick

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, Certified Sex Therapist

Christy Belz
Christy Belz

Founder, Empowerment Coaching & Consulting
Empowering Women to live their most authentic lives

Dr. Minette Riordan
Dr. Minette Riordan

Artist, Writer, Award-Winning Entrepreneur & Creativity Advocate

Meghann Conter

The Dames Founder, Creator of the Dames Power Partner Strategic Matchmaking System™, and edutainment performer

Dafne Tsakiris
Dafne Tsakiris

Systems, Processes, & Scalability Expert for 7-Figure Businesses

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Vanessa Shaw

CEO & Founder, Business Growth Academy - Pay yourself a fabulous income & get rich without being a b!t¢h

Wendy Lea
Wendy Lea

CEO & Co-Founder, Energize Colorado - building resilient ecosystems aligned for growth through collaboration


Tickets include the two-day event, yoga, hike, dinner, and lunch. Travel and hotel fares are NOT included.

Early Bird

Was $497
  • This pricing tier is now closed!

Early-ish Bird

  • This pricing tier is now closed!

Fashionably Late

  • This pricing tier is now closed!


Book Your Hotel Room

We’ve selected The Origin Hotel in the heart of the soul-filled Red Rocks in Golden, CO. Join us for this exclusive two-day event where we’ll blend comedy, improv, dance, and good old conversations to combine learning and immediate implementation to change your approach to connection and growth forever.


Please contact Lara Smedley at with any questions.



We recommend taking the RTD Light Rail to The Origin Red Rocks from the airport when you arrive. Here's how:
Take the A Line from DIA to Union Station (43 minutes).
Transfer to W Line from Union Station to Jefferson County Government Center - Golden Station - 605 Johnson Rd, Golden, CO 80401 (47 minutes).
Uber/Lyft to The Origin Hotel - 18485 W Colfax Ave, Golden, CO 80401 (about 5 minutes).

1% of our proceeds go to

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Sistahbiz Global Network is a business accelerator providing affordable options for coaching, training and services to help Black women build scalable, sellable models and access the back office support, financial and social capital that they need to play big in business.