"Meeting the Challenges of Today" is the title of the 15th annual Women & Business Conference sponsored by the Salt Lake Area Chamber of Commerce Friday and Saturday, April 26 and 27, in Little America.

Deborah S. Bayle, chamber vice president of administrative services, said the conference will address the challenges women face in the workplace and in the home and prepare them for the future."Throughout time, women have faced the difficult challenge of balancing work and family while maintaining a sense of self. In contrast with women who lived in earlier times, women today are confronted with technological advancements as they face these challenges," Bayle said.

Doreen L. Maxfield, visitor services manager for the Salt Lake Convention and Visitors Bureau, is the volunteer chairwoman of the conference.

Keynote speakers are Leo Weidner, author of the book "Achieving the Balance: The Complete Process to Balancing Your Business and Personal Life"; and Linda A. Galindo, vice president of Innovations Consulting. Jane Herron, a speaker, consultant and author, will give the opening address.

The conference will offer 30 workshops on such topics as enhancing your performance - strategies for controlling attention; beating the blues; promoting yourself; member of the company team-calling your own plays; imagineering - you will achieve what you conceive; and the power of purpose-solving difficult problems and complex issues.

Registration is limited to 600 and the deadline is April 12. The cost is $110 for both days; $70 for April 26 only and $60 for April 27 only. If you register before March 29, the registration fee is $90 for both days; $60 for April 26 and $50 for April 27.

More information can be obtained by calling Dianna Roberts at 364-3631.