August 21-24, 2019
Rhode Island Convention Center, Providence, Rhode Island
Early Registration until June 15: Members $400 Non-Member $475 Register here
Blue Bloods star Abigail Hawk to headline NAWLEE banquet August 23, 2019
Abigail Hawk is a New York-based actor, singer, writer, humanitarian, and mom. She began performing theatrically at the age of six and landed her first television role at twelve. Hawk earned a Creative and Performing Arts Scholarship to the University of Maryland, from which she graduated magna cum laude with a degree in theatre.
Abigail has guest-starred on television shows Law and Order: SVU, Body of Proof, The Jim Gaffigan Show, and Are We There Yet? She is perhaps most recognizable as Detective Abigail Baker, the unflappable right hand of NYPD Police Commissioner Frank Reagan (Tom Selleck) on CBS’ Blue Bloods.
Hawk’s film work includes her award-winning performance in film festival favorite Almost Paris and her starring role opposite Chevy Chase in ION Network’s feature A Christmas in Vermont. Catch her next in Brother’s Keeper with Laurence Fishburne and Milo Gibson. Abigail recently returned to the stage (for the first time in 9 years!) in Dorothy Lyman’s haunting new play, In the Bleak Midwinter, off-Broadway in NYC.
Hawk has sung and played piano at The Bitter End, CBGB’s, and The Duplex. She co-authored The Unofficial Guide to Surviving Pregnancy Without Losing Your Mind, and her poetry is featured in online women’s magazine Good Little Girls. She participated in the Tupelo Press 30/30 Project, penning a poem a day for the month of May! Abigail enjoys working with charities Habitat for Humanity, Covenant House, ADAPT Community Network, and HeartShare Human Services of New York, who honored her with The Linda Dano Heart Award. She remains an avid supporter of law enforcement personnel and animal rescue organizations.
Abigail is a proud member of SAG-AFTRA and Actor’s Equity Association. She currently resides on Long Island with her busy, beautiful family: husband, two sons, one dog, two cats, three fish, and a snail. She is overjoyed and honored to be here as your hostess with the mostest!
The 2019 Annual Conference is going to be an excellent event, below are some details. Be sure to check back often as we will be updating the site with additional information.
Wednesday August 21, 2019
On Wednesday, registration will open at 1PM. The silent auction will be set up – so be sure to visit and support NAWLEE – there will be lots of interesting items for you to consider.
Later in the afternoon there will be a session for first time attendees to learn more about NAWLEE and the conference, and also to meet members of the NAWLEE Board of Directors and longtime NAWLEE members.
The evening will end with a welcome reception where you can catch up with old friends and meet some new ones as well.
Thursday August 22, 2019
Thursday will be the first full day of the conference featuring general sessions,breakouts, and the opportunity to meet with vendors and sponsors.
Friday August 23, 2019
Friday will continue with educational sessions and the vendor show.
An evening banquet will honor the Women Law Enforcement Executive of the Year awardee.
Saturday August 24, 2019
Saturday will feature educational sessions and keynote speakers and the annual meeting.
After the sessions on Saturday you will be free to explore the City of Providenceand end your night at the famous WaterFIre, or south out to Newport RI and visit the Newport Mansions and Cliffwalk, or explore nearby Mystic CT, if you are flying out of Logan Airport you will be able to explore Boston.