2017 Agenda

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Browse last year’s agenda, below, to get a sense of what to expect at the 2018 conference.

The 2018 program will be posted here in November.

(Click on an agenda item to expand its description.)


 

7:30 am - 8:15 am Registration Opens The Hub, adjacent to Main Lobby
Will-call only.
7:30 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.
9:45 am - 10:15 am Author Signings Next to Book Store in Exhibit Hall 1
9:45am Author Signing Schedule
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 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.
Everyday Activism: How You Can Amplify Your Voice to End Sexual Violence (W)
Investing in Your Future, Starting Today (W)
Creating YOUR Meaningful Life (POE)
Career Transitions: Tips for Any Stage of Your Journey (POE)
The Art of Branding: Positioning Yourself for YOUR Future (POE)
Connectional Intelligence: Today’s Secret to Getting Things Done (W)
Harness Resilience to Catapult Your Career (POE)
Unconscious Bias: Addressing the Gap in Yourself and Your Company (POE)
Bounce: Refresh Your Approach to Breaking Through (W/LP)
Trailblazers: Pushing the Envelope and Leading Change (POE)
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 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.
Think Differently: Feeling Confident about Taking the Lesser Known Path (POE)
Reclaiming Civility for Professional and Personal Advantage (POE)
Achieving More by Doing Less (LP)
Breaking Free for Your Next Act: How to Face (or Create!) Change with Courage and Joy (LP)
Making the Most of Networking (POE)
The Power of Narrative in Selling Your Idea (POE)
Pivot: The Only Move that Matters Is Your Next One (W)
Broadcasting Happiness: Creating Success Through Positive Engagement (W)
Leadership Now: The Transformative Power of Being Yourself (POE)
ENCORE | Trailblazers: Pushing the Envelope and Leading Change (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
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.
EXPERT EXCHANGE | Innovative Leaders Forging New Pathways
Crafting a Life That Matters (W)
EXPERT EXCHANGE | Gender Partnership: Engaging Men As Advocates to Pioneer Gender Equity
EXPERT EXCHANGE | Work/Life Integration: Lessons Learned from the Trenches
EXPERT EXCHANGE | Let’s Talk About It! Understanding and Engaging the LGBTQ Community for Business Success
EXPERT EXCHANGE | Diversity, Equity and Race: Broadening Perspectives in the Workplace
Transformative Resilience™: The Way Forward for Women Leaders (W)
Startup Hacks for Your Work and Life (W)
Speed Network Your Way to Meaningful Mentoring (W)
ENCORE | Bounce: Refresh Your Approach to Breaking Through (W/LP)
3:00 pm - 4:40 pm 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 2 | Creating A Cult Following
Roundtable 3 | Get Paid What You’re Worth
Roundtable 4 | Four Filters for Choosing the Right Partners for a New Venture or Team
Roundtable 5 | How to Grow Your Team Effectively
Roundtable 6 | How to Turn Your Passion Into a Career
3:00 pm - 4:40 pm 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, Periscope 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 8 | Maximizing Social Media in the Job Search
Roundtable 9 | Unconventional Strategies: Being Social Without Risking Your Career
Roundtable 10 | Jumping into Social is as Easy as 1, 2, 3
4:00 pm - 4:30 pm Author Signings Next to Book Store in Exhibit Hall 1
4:00pm Author Signing Schedule
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!