Browse last year’s agenda, below, to get a sense of what to expect at the 2017 conference. 


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7:30 am - 5:00 pm Exhibit Hall Open Hall A
Exhibit Hall Highlights
7:30 am - 8:15 am Registration Opens North Lobby
Will-call only.
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 Appearances
10:00 am - 11:00 am Breakout Session I Meeting Rooms
Change Agent or Co-Conspirator? A Fireside Chat on Obtaining Power, Influence and Driving Healthy Advancements in the Workplace (W/LP)
Strategies to Stand Out, Step Up and Get Noticed (POE)
Overcoming the Imposter Syndrome to Become the Authentic Leader You Envision (POE)
How to Lead…When You’re Not in Charge (W)
The Hybrid Job: Harness the Skills Needed to Market Yourself Today and Create a Brand to Last!
Namaste: Making Choices that Matter (POE)
Career Transitions: Pivoting into Career 2.0 (POE)
How to Impact Positive Change One Idea at a Time (POE)
Embrace Your Messy, Beautiful Life: A Fireside Chat with Love Warrior Glennon Doyle Melton (W)
Emotional Correctness: Real-Life Ways to Turn Lemons into Lemonade! (LP)
I AM THAT GIRL: Empowering our Everyday Life (W)
11:05 am - 3:45 pm Health & Wellness Mini-Sessions Hall A | Health & Wellness Pavilion
Health & Wellness Classroom Schedule:
11:30 am - 12:30 pm Breakout Session II Meeting Rooms
Everyday Activism: How You Can Amplify Your Voice to End Sexual Violence (W)
Innovative Women Pushing Boundaries: Strategies for Risk Taking and Long Lasting Success (POE)
Gender Partnership: Engaging Men As Advocates to Pioneer Pay Equity (W)
Draw Your Big Idea: The Ultimate Creativity Tool for Turning Thoughts Into Action (W)
Strategies to Transform Your Working Life and Have a Good Day (W)
Negotiating at Work: Turn Small Wins Into Big Gains (W)
Living with Intent: Your Guide for Moving From Action to Outcome (W)
The Girlfriend's Guide to Surviving and Thriving During Perimenopause and Menopause -Think Inside the Box (W)
Listful Thinking: Using Lists to Be More Productive, Successful and Less Stressed (W)
The Index Card: Why Personal Finance Doesn’t Have to Be Complicated (W)
Using Setbacks to Build Resilience and Succeed (POE)
1:00 pm - 2:45 pm Keynote Luncheon Hall B
Please refer to your printed badge for your table assignment.
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm Breakout Session III Meeting Rooms
Encore Sessions + Expert Exchanges

Encore workshops are speakers and/or sessions that were offered during the morning breakouts and repeated to offer attendees the chance to participate if they missed out earlier in the day.

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 | Why Simple Wins
ENCORE | Pivot: The Only Move that Matters Is Your Next One
Expert Exchange | Five Simple Steps to Take Control and Own Your Health
Expert Exchange | How to Drive Innovation Through Diverse Collaboration and Teamwork
Expert Exchange | Create Your Daily Success Routine and Double What Gets Done in a Day
Expert Exchange | Telling Your Story ... With the Emphasis on “You”
Expert Exchange | Work Life Integration: Lessons Learned from the Trenches
Expert Exchange | Strategic Networking Within the Workplace: Building Your Own Coalition of Professional Allies
Expert Exchange | "Scents" and Sensibility: A Story of Grit, Perseverance and Reinvention with Jo Malone
2:30 pm - 3:00 pm Author Book Signings Hall A | Bookstore
2:30 pm Author Appearances
3:00 pm - 4:40 pm Small Business Roundtables Hall A | Marketplace
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 | Building a Brand to Last
Roundtable 2 | Going from a Business Idea to a Business in 10 Easy Steps
Roundtable 3 | Lesser-Known Funding Sources for Growth
Roundtable 4 | How to Create an Elevator Pitch…and a Lasting First Impression
Roundtable 5 | Scaling on a Shoestring: Lessons for Organic Growth
Roundtable 6 | Top Tips for Creating Impactful Presentations
Roundtable 7 | Show Me The Money: Discovering Untapped Revenue In Your Business
3:00 pm - 4:40 pm Social Media Roundtables Hall A | Technology Pavilion
Understanding that conference attendees come to the “table” with a very diverse set of social media skills, needs and interests, we are thrilled to offer social media roundtables. Led by an expert facilitator, roundtables offer an informal and intimate setting to share best practices around a very focused and specific topic within the social media world. Roundtables are discussion-based and will not feature a formal presentation. This ensures each discussion is truly personalized and allows attendees to ask questions relevant to their needs.

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: 3:00 pm – 3:30 pm; 3:35 pm – 4:05 pm; 4:10 pm – 4:40 pm.
Roundtable 1 | Finding your Voice through Digital Storytelling and Attracting your Online Tribe
Roundtable 2 | Build Your Company Brand with LinkedIn
Roundtable 3 | ROI: How to Get Insights from Your Social Media Data
Roundtable 4 | Benefits of Building Online Communities for Your Organization
Roundtable 5 | How to Grow and Maintain Your Instagram Audience
Roundtable 6 | Using Snapchat to Forge Lasting and Unique Business Connections
Roundtable 7 | Personal vs. Professional Branding on Social Media
Roundtable 8 | Search Engine Optimization: Top 10 Tips to Get Found Online
Roundtable 9 | Social Media 201: I Know the Basics But Now What?
4:00 pm - 4:30 pm Author Book Signings Hall A | Bookstore
4:00 pm Author Appearances
4:40 pm - 5:00 pm Author Book Signings Hall A | Bookstore
5:00 pm Conference Closes
Thank you for joining us!