2007 Reinvention Convention Photos

See what made our inaugural Reinvention Convention a smashing success.
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Health Keynote Speaker Pamela Peeke (left) with Beauty Keynote Speaker Bobbi Brown.

Conventiongoers fill their plates at the gourmet breakfast buffet.

The event is a bonding experience for the community of midlife women who attend.

After the welcome breakfast, Pamela Peeke (left) rouses the audience to a "standing ovulation" for MORE Editor-in-Chief Peggy Northrop.

Convention attendees consult their programs to plan for a packed day.

Pamela Peeke delivers her passionate keynote health presentation, "Feel Your Best Over 40."

The audience takes Peeke’s Reinvention Pledge. The promise? Stop making excuses for not living your best life; instead, "simply just do it!"

At the Reinvention Lounge, attendees receive complimentary makeovers from Bobbi Brown makeup artists…

...and have their photos taken on a Harley-Davidson motorcycle.

Reinventors attend an interactive session, pens and notebooks in hand.

At the "Dressing for Grown-Ups" panel, fashion designer Norma Kamali (left) and a model demonstrate how to wear one of Kamali’s signature designs.

The women of the "Reinventing Your Career" panel, moderated by MORE career columnist Mary Lou Quinlan (far right).

The "Foolproof Financial Planning" panelists.

An audience member asks a question for the experts at one of the interactive sessions.

Fashion designer Heidi Weisel onstage at the "Dressing for Grown-Ups" panel.

Attendees break for a chat between sessions.

Members of the luncheon keynote panel, "Reinventing the World," moderated by NBC anchor Ann Curry. From left: Curry, Tensie Whelan of the Rainforest Alliance, Ramona Byrkit of CARE, and Silda Wall Spitzer, founder of Children for Children and current First Lady of New York.

MORE Contributing Editor and MORE Time radio host Katherine Lanpher (left) and Deputy Editor Barbara Jones enjoy lunch at the convention.

Ann Curry leads the inspiring keynote discussion on changing the world through charitable acts.

An attendee checks out CARE’s Reinvention Lounge booth, where the charity sells goods handmade by women in developing countries to help them establish economic independence.

The Reinvention Bookstore offers titles authored by convention speakers.

The "Look Your Best After 40" beauty panel transforms the stage into a salon, with a haircut demonstration, a brow makeover, and…

...a live Botox session on a brave volunteer. Dr. Deborah Sarnoff, a dermatology specialist, administers the injections.

Hair pro Edris Nicholls shares her style tips with the audience.

The doctors are in: Members of the "Not Your Mother’s Menopause" panel — all four MDs — demystify medical issues onstage.

The "Reentering the Workplace" panelists. Moderator Anne Kreamer (far left) has written about going gray for MORE. MORE Contributing Editor Suzanne Braun Levine, second from left, writes the Inventing the Rest of My Life column for MORE.com.

Reinventing the Rest of My Life

Members of the "Is It Time to Start Your Own Business?" panel.

A lively session gets attendees talking.

MORE fashion columnist Charla Krupp (left) with Beauty and Fashion Director Lois Joy Johnson.

Finance expert Jean Chatzky teaches the audience how to "Make Money, Not Excuses…in Your Second Act."

An audience member greets Chatzky after her presentation.

Ob-gyns Hilda Hutcherson, MD (left), and Patricia Allen, MD, of the "Not Your Mother’s Menopause" panel.

Show of hands: The audience participates in an interactive session.

For the convention finale, beauty expert Bobbi Brown demonstrates makeup techniques on a volunteer.

Conventiongoers leave with MORE gift bags…

...and smiles on their faces.

Originally published on MORE.com, December 2007.

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