2018 Agenda

The 2019 agenda will be posted here soon. In the meantime, check out last year’s programming to get a sense of what you can expect in one incredible day this February!


2018 SPEAKERS  |  TRAVEL  | PRINTER-FRIENDLY PROGRAM (PDF)


 

6:30 am - 8:15 am Registration Opens The Hub, adjacent to Main Lobby
Will-call only.
7:00 am - 5:00 pm Exhibit Hall Open Exhibit Hall 1
Exhibit Hall Highlights
8:30 am - 9:45 am Opening Keynote Session Exhibit Halls 2&3
Seating for the Opening Keynote session is first-come, first-served.
10:00 am - 11:00 am 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 field.

LP = Life Perspective. By sharing real life stories and personal experiences, these sessions offer a mix of advice and inspiration.
Overcoming​ ​Imposter​ ​Syndrome​ ​to​ ​Become​ ​an Authentic​ ​Leader​ ​(POE)
Creative Change (W)
Fine-Tune Your Brain: Making and Implementing Decisions Effectively (POE)
Innovation Quotient: Making Your Mighty Idea a Reality (POE)
The Balance Quest: Building a Life That Works for You (W)
Navigating Office Politics with Grace (POE)
Your Age Is an Asset: Making Your Experience Count in a Career Transition (POE)
Be More with Less: Making Room for What Matters Most (W)
Retire with Enough Money: Strategies for Making Your Money Last (W)
Every Body Is Beautiful: A Healthy Self Image for All Shapes & Sizes (W)
11:00 am - 11:30 am Author Signings Next to Book Store in Exhibit Hall 1
11:00am Author Signing Schedule
11:30 am - 12:30 pm 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 field.

LP = Life Perspective. By sharing real life stories and personal experiences, these sessions offer a mix of advice and inspiration.
Play Big: How to Go All Out, Beat the Odds, and Be Limitless in Life (W)
Radical Honesty: ​How to Tell the Truth (Even When No One Wants to Hear It) ​(W)
Diversity Refresh: What We Really Need to Be Successful (W)
Leading by Inclusion (POE)
Transform Your Working Life (W)
The Secret to Getting Ahead: Your Guide to Communication, Negotiation, and Being Heard (POE)
Update Your Blueprint for Advancement (POE)
Your Survival Guide for the New Office (POE)
Are You Ready to Be Self Made? (LP)
What’s Next: Life After High School (POE)
12:30 pm - 1:00 pm Author Signings Next to Book Store in Exhibit Hall 1
12:30pm Author Signing Schedule
1:00 pm - 2:45 pm Keynote Luncheon Exhibit Halls 2&3
Please refer to your printed badge for your table assignment.
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm Breakout Session III 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 field.

LP = Life Perspective. By sharing real life stories and personal experiences, these sessions offer a mix of advice and inspiration.
Encore: Are You Ready to Be Self Made? (LP​)
ENCORE: Retire with Enough Money: Strategies for Making Your Money Last (W)
What No One Tells You About Negotiating (W)
Forging Powerful Relationships: Networking to Where You Want to Go (W)
ENCORE: The Balance Quest: Building a Life That Works for You (W)
We Persist: Building Resilience for Success (POE)

We Need to Talk (W)
A Conversation on Sponsorship for Men and Women (POE)
The Language of Leadership (POE)
3:00 pm - 4:40 pm Small Business Roundtables Women-Owned Business Marketplace | Exhibit Hall 1
Led by an expert facilitator, roundtables offer an informal and intimate setting to share best practices around a focused and specific small business 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 in the Exhibit Hall: 3:00 pm–3:30 pm; 3:35 pm–4:05 pm; and 4:10 pm–4:40 pm
Building Credibility as a Leader
Getting Started with Entrepreneurship
Make Small Business Financing Work for You
Negotiating 101
Overcome Bias to Get Your Startup Funded
Persuasive Communications for Small Business Owners
So You Want to Serve on a Non-Profit Board
Successful Collaborations, Inside and Out
3:00 pm - 4:40 pm Tech Roundtables Technology Pavilion | Exhibit Hall 1
Presented with Dell

Understanding that conference attendees come to the “table” with a very diverse set of skills, needs, and interests related to digital technology, we are thrilled to offer tech roundtables. Led by an expert facilitator, roundtables offer an informal and intimate setting to share best practices around a very focused and specific topic related to technological innovations or digital tools. Roundtables are discussion based and will not feature a formal presentation. We encourage attendees to come with questions.

Roundtables are limited to 10 people per topic and are first-come-first-served. We encourage you to come early to guarantee your spot. However, we will offer each roundtable a total of three times to allow attendees the opportunity to participate in multiple discussions on different topics and ensure that participants have another opportunity to join should a table fill up fast.

Roundtables will take place at the following times in the Exhibit Hall: 3:00 pm–3:30 pm; 3:35 pm–4:05 pm; and 4:10 pm–4:40 pm
Agility, Growth, and Curiosity-Driven Social Media
Crowdfunding Best Practices
Jump into Social!
Storytelling Across Mediums: Brand Cohesion & Narrative for Entrepreneurs
The Most Powerful Assessment You'll Ever Take: Strengths-Based Career Development
The Next Generation of Digital Payments for Small Business Owners
Using Video Like a Pro to Grow & Scale Your Business
What’s In It For Them? Leading Innovation Through Empathy
You: The Brand
4:00 pm - 4:30 pm Author Signings Next to Book Store in Exhibit Hall 1
4:00pm Author Signing Schedule
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm Wine Tasting Networking Reception Exhibit Hall 1
Make connections at the end of the day!
4:40 pm - 5:00 pm Author Signings Next to Book Store in Exhibit Hall 1
4:40pm Author Signing Schedule
5:00 pm - 5:00 pm Conference Closes
Thank you for joining us!