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First-Ever BELONG Tour, for Women, Erases Lines in the Sand and Draws Big Circles–With Jen Hatmaker, Shauna Niequist, Patsy Clairmont, Angela Davis, Sharon Irving, Nichole Nordeman

Michael Conrad 214-616-0320

DALLAS – July 28, 2016 – Two political conventions just filled arenas and drew lines between “us” and “them.” But starting August 19, a breathtaking and rare collection of sought-after national speakers instead will draw big circles–as thousands of women pull up and take a chair.

The BELONG TOUR is a 12-city movement drawing women from all camps, all stripes, into arenas and conversations that give meaning, connection and hope. With 30 books and leading blogs, television shows, national stages and awards to their credit, Jen Hatmaker, Shauna Niequist, Patsy Clairmont, Angela Davis, Sharon Irving, and Nichole Nordeman—an impressive circle of authors and artists—open themselves unconventionally to convention-sized crowds of women coming in twos, in groups, and by the bus.

How does it look, in 2016, when arenas fill with women?

“I’m excited to hear the real stuff in our lives,” America’s Got Talent semifinalist Sharon Irving said. “I feel there will be more commonalities than differences.”

“We talk about purpose and how we’re uniquely created and gifted,” says Jen Hatmaker, HGTV celeb whose latest book, For the Love, recently topped the New York Timesbestseller list. “We talk about what we have to offer this world and where we can make things beautiful. This is hopeful and promising and unprecedented.”

Throughout the two-day BELONG program women can reconnect with their dreams, form communities, and identify next steps.

“Women who walk through our doors can feel total freedom to be exactly who they are,” said award-winning recording artist Nichole Nordeman, whose “Slow Down” video has had more than 20 million views since May. “We honor what’s beautiful in women and allow them to shine that back.”

The Conversations

  • Open Your Heart – Real life runs on real relationships. BELONG opens space for women to meet, share, laugh, be vulnerable, and form friendships on the journey. Women acquire tools to nurture relationships in every corner of life.
  • Experience Connection – From practical tips to deeply personal practices, to practically falling over laughing, BELONG gives the goods to physically, emotionally and spiritually get healthy and stay there.
  • Rock Your Purpose – BELONG is where women embrace what makes us unique: passions, giftedness, personality, and stories.

The BELONG Tour kicks off in August 2016 with stops in*:

August 19-20 | Columbus OH
August 26-27 | Lincoln NE
September 9-10 | Ontario CA
September 16-17 | Philadelphia
September 23-24 | Denver (Loveland)
September 30/Oct 1 | Dallas
October 7-8 | San Jose CA
October 14-15 | Tampa FL
October 21-22 | St. Paul MN
November 4-5 | Charlotte NC
November 11-12 | Hartford, CT
November 18-19 | Atlanta (Duluth)

BELONG Tour tickets–starting at $79–are on sale at the venue box office or venue website.  For discounted group tickets call BELONG customer service at 1.888.550.8910.  For even more information, visit

*Dates, locations, times, and talent subject to change. Standard ticket fees and taxes may apply.

Visit for:

  • Curtain Raiser press release
  • Media tip sheet
  • Q&A
  • Suggested interview questions

Belong Tour
BELONG is on a mission for every woman to know she is not alone, she matters and embracing her own story will make all the difference. BELONG helps women experience connection and live out their purpose through story, hope, and humor. BELONG curates, markets, produces and merchandises live-event experiences, with a specialty in creating community.