is located in the midwest; Nebraska, Iowa, Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota, and Missouri.

We are committed to working with the local charities and community partners in these areas.

Baytree’s education & support programmes are flexible and tailor services to the individual needs of users.

Congresses generally refer to formal meetings between politicians or government representatives.

Many conferences also adopt the name of ‘congress’ to sound more formal and important too!

Audience members place ‘bids’ for each item or ‘lot’, with bids being managed by an auctioneer. Of course, not all award ceremonies are quite as slick and glamorous, but they’re a wonderful way to recognize and reward the hard work of teams and individuals.

Competitive bids are placed increasing in value, until each person has offered the maximum amount they want to for the lot, at which point the highest bidder has secured the item. Not to be confused with bar , the bar crawl is a tried and testing event format.

Those who access the  Centre face multiple barriers to inclusion, identified by the women and girls themselves as: lack of English language skills; lack of opportunities to learn in culturally appropriate settings; inability to access employment opportunities; poverty; poor housing; isolation; depression; racism and discrimination (including religious discrimination); abusive homes; family breakdown and a lack of family support and structure.

The services we have developed for our clients focus on education, training, employment, health and social support measures in order to enhance confidence and self esteem and to promote aspirations, community cohesion and cultural harmony.

It mixes music, song, dance and drama with an overarching theme that is normally more suited to adult audiences. Conference are made up of several sessions, often mixing up formats including keynotes, panels, breakouts and roundtables (to name just a few) and also blend learning with networking A Conf Ex is part conference, part exhibition.

As you’d imagine, there’s a heavy emphasis on talks and learning, but with a large number of exhibitors walking around too.

Baytree’s supportive, professional atmosphere helps women and girls develop confidence and plan specific steps to build futures for themselves and their families.