2017 Agenda

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7:30 - 8:15 Registration Opens The Hub, adjacent to Main Lobby
Will-call only.
7:30 - 5:00 Exhibit Hall Open Exhibit Hall 1
Exhibit Hall Highlights
8:30 - 9:45 Opening Keynote Session Exhibit Halls 2&3
Seating for the Opening Keynote session is first-come, first-served.
10:00 - 11:00 Breakout Session I Meeting Rooms
Session Key:

W = Workshop. Interactive sessions that include exercises, role-plays and other activities which offer practical advice

POE = Panel of Experts. Led by a thought leader in the space, these sessions will offer a brief “state of the climate” followed by a sharing of best practices and lessons learned from experts in the trenches.

LP = Life Perspective. These sessions offer a mix of advice and inspiration by sharing real life stories to offer a perspective on managing life experiences.
Trail Blazers: Pushing the Envelope and Leading Change (POE)
Bounce: Refresh Your Approach to Breaking Through (W/LP)
Unconscious Bias: Addressing the Gap in Yourself and Your Company (POE)
Harness Resilience to Catapult Your Career (POE)
Connectional Intelligence: Today’s Secret to Getting Things Done (W)
The Art of Branding: Positioning Yourself for YOUR Future (POE)
Career Transitions: Tips for Any Stage of Your Journey (POE)
Creating YOUR Meaningful Life (POE)
Investing in Your Future, Starting Today (W)
Everyday Activism: How You Can Amplify Your Voice to End Sexual Violence (W)
11:30 - 12:30 Breakout Session II Meeting Rooms
Session Key:

W = Workshop. Interactive sessions that include exercises, role-plays and other activities which offer practical advice

POE = Panel of Experts. Led by a thought leader in the space, these sessions will offer a brief “state of the climate” followed by a sharing of best practices and lessons learned from experts in the trenches.

LP = Life Perspective. These sessions offer a mix of advice and inspiration by sharing real life stories to offer a perspective on managing life experiences.
ENCORE | Trail Blazers: Pushing the Envelope and Leading Change (POE)
Leadership Now: The Transformative Power of Being Yourself (POE)
Broadcasting Happiness: Creating Success Through Positive Engagement (W)
Pivot: The Only Move that Matters Is Your Next One (W)
The Power of Narrative in Selling Your Idea (POE)
Making the Most of Networking (POE)
Breaking Free for Your Next Act: How to Face (or Create!) Change with Courage and Joy (LP)
Achieving More by Doing Less (LP)
Reclaiming Civility for Professional and Personal Advantage (POE)
Think Differently: Feeling Confident about Taking the Lesser Known Path (POE)
1:00 - 2:45 Keynote Luncheon Exhibit Halls 2&3
Please refer to your printed badge for your table assignment.
3:00 - 4:00 Breakout Session III Meeting Rooms
Breakout & Encore Sessions + Expert Exchanges

Expert Exchange sessions provide attendees with the opportunity to gather with peers in a smaller setting to hear from experts about best practices and lessons learned around career or personal development topics. In addition to valuable knowledge sharing, they provide a great peer networking opportunity. Expert exchange sessions are designed to be intimate; therefore capacity will be limited. Seating is first come, first served, and doors will close once we reach capacity.
ENCORE | Bounce: Refresh Your Approach to Breaking Through (W/LP)
Speed Network Your Way to Workshop: Meaningful Mentoring (W)
Startup Hacks for Your Work and Life (W)
Transformative Resilience™: The Way Forward for Women Leaders (W)
EXPERT EXCHANGE | Diversity, Equity and Race: Broadening Perspectives in the Workplace
EXPERT EXCHANGE | Let’s Talk About It! Understanding and Engaging the LGBTQ Community for Business Success
EXPERT EXCHANGE | Work/Life Integration: Lessons Learned from the Trenches
EXPERT EXCHANGE | Gender Partnership: Engaging Men As Advocates to Pioneer Gender Equity
3:00 - 4:40 Small Business Roundtables Business Pavilion | Exhibit Hall 1
Led by an expert facilitator, roundtables offer an informal and intimate setting to share best practices around a focused and specific social media topic. Roundtables are discussion based and will not feature a formal presentation. We encourage attendees to come with questions. Each roundtable will be offered a total of three times to allow attendees the opportunity to participate in multiple discussions on different topics. Roundtables will take place at the following times: 3:00 pm – 3:30 pm; 3:35 pm – 4:05 pm; 4:10 pm – 4:40 pm.
Roundtable 1 | How to Create an Elevator Pitch…and a Lasting First Impression
Roundtable 3 | Creating A Cult Following
Roundtable 4 | Get Paid What You’re Worth
Roundtable 5 | Four Filters for Choosing the Right Partners for a New Venture or Team
Roundtable 6 | How to Grow Your Team Effectively
Roundtable 7 | How to Turn Your Passion Into a Career
3:00 - 4:40 Social Media Roundtables Business Pavilion | Exhibit Hall 1
Led by an expert facilitator, roundtables offer an informal and intimate setting to share best practices around a focused and specific topics within the small business and entrepreneurial space. Roundtables are discussion based and will not feature a formal presentation. We encourage attendees to come with questions. Each roundtable will be offered a total of three times to allow attendees the opportunity to participate in multiple discussions on different topics. Roundtables will take place at the following times: 3:00 pm – 3:30 pm; 3:35 pm – 4:05 pm; 4:10 pm – 4:40 pm
Roundtable 1 | Attracting your Online Tribe with Digital Storytelling
Roundtable 2 | MAX Exposure with Medium, Instagram, Perisope and more
Roundtable 3 | How to Go Viral With Your Cause
Roundtable 4 | Beyond the Blog: Go LIVE, Go LIVELY
Roundtable 5 | Online Networking to Empower Your Career
Roundtable 6 | You’ve Stumbled on Social Media…Now What?
Roundtable 7 | Master Social Media for Personal Branding and Power Selling
Roundtable 9 | Unconventional Strategies: Being Social Without Risking Your Career
5:00 - 5:00 Conference Closes
Thank you for joining us!