Area residents are scheduled to participate in the Motivational Mindset Movement’s Empowerment Conference/Red Carpet Reception celebrating the agency’s first anniversary Saturday, Dec. 15.

One of the conference speakers will be Merlita Johnson of Pine Bluff, founder of Reform Inc., and the moderator will be Dovie Burl, an educator from Pine Bluff, according to a news release.

The Motivational Mindset Movement will host the event at the Little Rock Marriott Hotel Dec. 15, beginning with registration at 8:30 a.m. The conference will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The reception will be held from 7 p.m. to midnight at the Marriott’s Pinnacle Room, according to the release.

The cost is $65 and participants may bring a guest free. Vendor booths are also available. To register, visit Details: Angela Braggs, 501-993-0063.