2018 Agenda

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6:30 am - 8:15 am Registration Open North Lobby
Remember to bring your printed badge!
7:00 am - 5:00 pm Exhibit Hall Open Hall A
Exhibit Hall Highlights
7:30 am - 5:00 pm Career Pavilion Hall A | Career Pavilion
Open all day | Advance sign-up NOT required
7:30 am - 5:00 pm Health & Wellness Pavilion Offerings Hall A | Health & Wellness Pavilion
Life Balance and Integration Coaching
Health & Wellness Mini-Sessions
8:15 am - 9:30 am Opening Keynote Session Hall B
Seating for the Opening Keynote session is first-come, first-served.
9:30 am - 10:00 am Author Book Signings Hall A | Bookstore
9:30am Author Appearance
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 offering practical advice

POE = Panel of Experts. Led by a moderator who has expertise around the topic, these sessions will offer a “state of the climate” followed by a sharing of best practices and lessons learned from speakers offering their firsthand experiences

LP = Life Perspective. These sessions offer a mix of advice and inspiration by sharing real life stories

FC = Fireside Chat.

How Women Rise: Taking the Next Step in Your Career (W)
Women Breaking Barriers: Lessons from the Frontlines (POE)
Navigating the Workplace in a Post #MeToo Era…Now What? (POE)
We Persist: Building Resilience for Success (POE)
Super-Connectors: Build a Network of Relationships, Not Just Contacts (POE)
It Takes a Village: Create Your Tribe of Mentors (POE)
Tackle Life’s Curveballs with a Financial Plan...and Sanity! (FC)
Break the Cycle: Embrace Your Hormones (W)
Time Saving Hacks to Boss Up & Beat Burnout (POE)
Your Personal Best: Winning the Marathon... of Life! (FC)
10:00 am - 12:30 pm Young Women's Program Meeting Rooms

Special programming for high school junior & senior girls

Every”BODY” is Beautiful: A Healthy Self Image for All Shapes & Sizes (W)
Anxiety Helper: Lifesaving Lessons from a Teenage Pioneer (FC)
We Are All Rebel Girls: Tools & Inspiration to Lead a Revolution (W)
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 offering practical advice

POE = Panel of Experts. Led by a moderator who has expertise around the topic, these sessions will offer a “state of the climate” followed by a sharing of best practices and lessons learned from speakers offering their firsthand experiences

LP = Life Perspective. These sessions offer a mix of advice and inspiration by sharing real life stories

FC = Fireside Chat.

What Got You Here Won't Get You There: Helping Successful Leaders Get Even Better (W)
Be a Great Boss and Colleague AND Stay Human (POE)
Personal Brand Overhaul: Redefine the Way You're Perceived at Work (POE)
Self-Advocate, Stand Up and Negotiate for What You Want (POE)
Ditch Workplace Drama and Drive Results (W)
Women & Work: The Changing Meaning of Ambition (LP)
How to Survive (and THRIVE) Your Next Career Pivot (POE)
Get Money: Play (and Win) the Real-Life Game of Personal Finance (W)
Atomic Habits: Tiny Changes, Remarkable Results (W)
Authentic Activism: Creating Change from 9-to-5...and Beyond (POE)
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm Keynote Luncheon Hall B
Please refer to your printed badge for your table assignment.
2:45 pm - 3:00 pm Author Book Signings Hall A | Bookstore
2:45 pm Author Appearance
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 offering practical advice

POE = Panel of Experts. Led by a moderator who has expertise around the topic, these sessions will offer a “state of the climate” followed by a sharing of best practices and lessons learned from speakers offering their firsthand experiences

LP = Life Perspective. These sessions offer a mix of advice and inspiration by sharing real life stories

FC = Fireside Chat.

Tips For A Successful Mentor-Mentee Relationship (FC)
Leading Through Controversy: Lessons on Courage and Risk-Taking (W)
ENCORE | Be a Great Boss and Colleague AND Stay Human (W)
ENCORE | Self-Advocate, Stand Up and Negotiate for What You Want (POE)
ENCORE | Ditch Workplace Drama and Drive Results (W)
Foster Your Inner Entrepreneur and Innovator (POE)
Leverage the Gig Economy to Accelerate Your Career Trajectory (POE)
Mental Health Crisis: Managing the Anxiety & Depression Epidemic Today (POE)
Conscious Minimalism: Be More with Less (W)
ENCORE | Atomic Habits: Tiny Changes, Remarkable Results (W)
Inspiration to Ignite Your Inner Rebel: Real Stories from Real Rebel Girls (LP)
3:00 pm - 4:40 pm Small Business & Entrepreneur Roundtables Hall A | Marketplace
Led by an expert facilitator, roundtables offer an informal and intimate setting to share best practices around a very focused theme and specific topic 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. Roundtables are limited to ten people per topic and are first-come-first-served. Please 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; 4:10 pm – 4:40 pm.
Roundtable | How to Create and Share Your Value Proposition
Roundtable | Retirement Plans for Small Business Owners
Roundtable | Brand Transformation for a Growing and Evolving Climate
Roundtable | HR for Start-Ups: What to Know as you Grow
Roundtable | No Agent, No Cry: Tips and Tricks to Publishing Without an Agent
Roundtable | Hacks for Running an Efficient Business
Roundtable | How to Build a Lasting Brand in a Competitive Landscape
Roundtable | From Idea Generation to a Successful Launch
Roundtable | Debunk the Myths of Social Entrepreneurism
3:00 pm - 4:40 pm Tech Roundtables Hall A | Technology Pavilion
Tech roundtables aim to address conference attendees' diverse needs and interests as related to technology and innovation. These roundtables offer an intimate setting to ask questions and share best practices about staying nimble in the constantly changing digital landscape. Led by an expert facilitator, roundtables are discussion-based and will not feature a formal presentation. This ensures each conversation is truly personalized and allows attendees to ask questions relevant to growing their unique skillsets.

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
Roundtable | Shape the Future of Office Productivity and Quality of Life with Lighting Technology
Roundtable | Hacks to Grow Your Online Reputation and Your Bottom Line
Roundtable | SEO 2018: Kick Ass in Search
Roundtable | Podcasting as a Unique Opportunity to Amplify Your Personal Brand
Roundtable | 10+ Proven Ways to Monetize Your Blog Successfully
Roundtable | Power Up Your Stories with FB Live Video
Roundtable | Being an Influencer: How to Build a Devoted Following
4:40 pm - 5:00 pm Author Book Signings Hall A | Bookstore
5:00 pm Conference Closes
Thank you for joining us!