Two-time Oscar nominee Viola Davis announced cancellation on Twitter.
CCWC is working on booking a new speaker.
Early bird tickets for the conference go on sale April 1.
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Viola Davis, star of ABC’s “How to Get Away with Murder,” has canceled her Sept. 22 appearance at the 2015 Central California Women’s Conference. A search has started to find a replacement for the event, which is held at the Fresno Convention and Entertainment Center.
“While we are, of course, disappointed that Viola Davis will not be joining us this year. We wish her the best and look forward to bringing in another wonderful keynote for this year’s conference,” said Jan Edwards, director of development and marketing for the conference.
Edwards adds that the list of potential replacements is “very impressive” and an announcement should be made soon. Davis, a two-time Oscar nominee, was nominated this year for a Golden Globe for her work on the ABC drama. She picked up the Screen Actors Guild and People’s Choice awards.
Due to filming, I regret not being able to speak at the @CCWCFresno luncheon. I wish you all continued success in your fight against hunger!
— Viola Davis (@violadavis) March 3, 2015No date has been set for when tickets, costing $100, will go on sale.
Tickets include continental breakfast, all of the seminars, the celebrity keynote speaker luncheon and the afternoon reception.
Tickets are limited to the first 3,500 attendees. Because the event is expected to be another sellout, early registration is encouraged.