Tickets on Sale Mon. July 13 for Maria Shriver's California Women's Conference

Tickets for Maria Shriver’s California Women’s Conference, to be held Oct. 27 at the Long Beach Convention Center will go on sale Monday, July 13 at 9am. The 14,000 tickets are expected to sell out immediately.

This year’s speakers include: hero pilot “Sully” Sullenberger, rock stars Shakira and Alicia Keyes, Virgin airlines mogul Richard Branson, cousin Caroline Kennedy, CBS anchor Katie Couric, race car driver Danica Patrick, and political wives Elizabeth Edwards and Cindy Helmsley McCain.

Shriver tells San Francisco Chronicle blogger Carla Marinucci that she’s under tremendous pressure to franchise the event, or take it on the road in the US and internationally. With only two years left in her husband’s governorship, Shriver is looking for a way to keep the conference going.