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Opening Keynote: Reema Zaman

Friday, August 2
8:30 am - 8:45 am
Mt. Hood

Get your conference experience off to a good start with our inspiring morning keynote address.


Reema Zaman

Reema Zaman is an award-winning writer, speaker, actress, and author of the critically acclaimed memoir I Am Yours. Her book has been adopted into the curriculum of several high schools through an Innovation Grant from the Oregon Board of Education. Reema’s work has appeared in Vogue, Ms., The Guardian, Salon, Guernica, Longreads,  Shape, and elsewhere. She was the 2018 Oregon Literary Arts’ Writer of Color Fellow and is currently partnering with the International Rescue Committee and Girls Inc. to serve crucial causes and empower the next generation of leaders. Born in Bangladesh and raised in Thailand, she currently lives in Oregon.