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Health & Wellness Classroom Schedule:

8:00 am – 8:20 am: Your Brain Health Speaker: Carly Pollack, founder, Nutritional Wisdom Vegan. Paleo. Low-carb. Dairy free. Diets come and go, and it’s hard to keep up with the latest trends and newest health fads. Carly Pollack, voted Austin’s best nutritionist three years in a row, will help bust the myths and misinformation while providing you with sound building blocks for your personal approach to nutrition. Get off the weekend … [ more ]

The Future of Modern Love (LP)

PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT: Offering advice to help you enhance your life, grow and create more positive personal experiences outside of the workplace Session I: 10:00 – 11:00 am Ballroom A The quality of our lives depends on the quality of our relationships. Yet, when it comes to modern love, the expectations and social norms are quickly shifting beneath our feet. Over the past three decades, iconic couples’ therapist, erotic intelligence expert … [ more ]

ENCORE: The Future of Modern Love (LP)

PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT offering advice to help you enhance your life, grow and create more positive personal experiences outside of the workplace Session III: 3:00 – 4:00 pm Ballroom A The quality of our lives depends on the quality of our relationships. Yet, when it comes to modern love, the expectations and social norms are quickly shifting beneath our feet. Over the past three decades, iconic couples’ therapist, erotic intelligence expert and … [ more ]

4:40 – 5:00 pm Author Appearances

Jamie Dorobek J. Kelly Hoey Gaby Natale

Seating for the Opening Keynote session is first-come, first-served.

At the Luncheon Keynote session, refer to your printed badge for your table assignment. Morning Keynote Lineup: Terri Gruca, Emmy award-winning anchor & reporter Janice Co, VP and head, marketing & strategy, Prudential Retirement Melanie Foley, EVP, chief talent & enterprise services officer, Liberty Mutual Insurance Mallika Chopra, founder & CEO, Intent.com, and author, Living with Intent Marian Cabanillas, president, UnitedHealthcare Community & State’s South Texas health plan Adam Grant, … [ more ]

Roundtable 8 | Run a Smarter Multichannel Social Campaign

Social media offers unprecedented opportunities to define and build your brand. But each social channel is unique, and a cookie-cutter approach just won’t cut it. How can you create consistency across multiple platforms and leverage different channels to support your message? Lisa Pearson, CEO of Umbel, which specializes in increasing customer engagement, will share which channels are ideal for your message and how to target the right audiences. Speaker: Lisa … [ more ]

Roundtable 7 | Maximizing Social Media in the Job Search

Studies have shown that approximately 80 percent of job seekers turn to social media to search for a new job. Whether you are looking for top talent or searching for a job, you’ll want to leverage social media. Join this roundtable with personal branding expert Maddie Highsmith to discuss the latest trends for finding your next job or attracting the right talent through digital technology. By using social and mobile … [ more ]

Roundtable 6 | How to Create Compelling Web Content

Websites capture interest with content that is informative, challenging, amusing, and provocative without taking it too far—a tough ask in this competitive space. This session will walk you through the process of creating website content that meets your business goals AND attracts customers. From determining your unique value proposition and ideal customer personas to mapping out a site structure, this session will help you determine what content needs to be … [ more ]

Roundtable 6 | Creating Your Company’s Culture

Culture may trump strategy, but intentionally creating your company’s culture takes strategic thinking and planning. It’s worth the effort, too; how we get things done drives performance, innovation, retention, and ultimately profits. 360Partners CEO Barbara Cavness walks participants through how to determine and define your company culture, why it matters, and steps you can take immediately to start establishing yours. Speaker: Barbara Cavness, CEO, 360Partners Consulting

Roundtable 5 | A Gaffe Survival Guide

A poorly timed tweet, a mis-worded caption, or an inappropriate hashtag can lead to a cringeworthy moment online with real-world ramifications. Even the most conscientious person can have one. Publicist and communications expert Rachel Green dissects real social gaffes and responses so that, should the unintended happen to you, you’ll know the steps to make changes and move on. Speaker: Rachel Green, CEO, A Brand Called U

Financial Security: Why You Need to Own It (POE)

PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT: Offering advice to help you enhance your life, grow and create more positive personal experiences outside of the workplace Session III: 3:00 – 4:00 pm Meeting Room 19 Establishing financial security and maintaining your lifestyle through retirement is something we know is important, but may not always prioritize in our day-to-day decision making. However you choose to spend your money, behavioral inhibitors further exacerbate any financial gaps in our … [ more ]

Draw Your Big Idea: The Ultimate Creativity Tool for Turning Thoughts into Action (W)

TRANSITIONS: Offering expertise for maneuvering career and life transitions. Session I: 10:00 – 11:00 am Ballroom D In this increasingly visual age, images speak louder than words. Studies show that images also help people think. Visual note-taking such as doodling increases memory retention rates by nearly 30 percent, and opens creative pathways, strengthens focus, and inspires self-expression. Driven by these groundbreaking findings, entrepreneurs Nora Herting and Heather Willems founded ImageThink, … [ more ]

How to Raise an Adult: Resisting the Over-Parenting Trap (W)

PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT: Offering advice to help you enhance your life, grow and create more positive personal experiences outside of the workplace Session III: 3:00 – 4:00 pm Meeting Room 17 Julie Lythcott-Haims’ provocative manifesto, How to Raise an Adult, drew worldwide acclaim for outlining the harms of helicopter parenting and offering her strategy for raising preteens and teens to self-sufficient young adulthood.  Come hear Julie in person talk about her philosophy … [ more ]

An Opportunity to Pitch Your Product to QVC!

Do you think you have the next big idea for QVC? For three decades, QVC has launched and fostered the growth of some of today’s most successful brands. Participants in the QVC Next Product Search will have the opportunity to present their product to panel of retail experts—plus the chance to get their product noticed by the world’s leading video and e-commerce retailer. All presenter openings have been filled, but you can … [ more ]

The best workout of your life.

Have you been wanting to try an intense bootcamp-style workout, but can never carve out the time? Here’s your opportunity and we are upping the ante by adding in the coach of your dreams. Join track and field World Champion Marion Jones, for a fun and energetic class. All fitness levels, all ages welcome for this total body workout. Come ready to sweat and have fun! Instructor: Marion Jones, former track … [ more ]

Networking to Where You Want to Go: Building the Relationships YOU Need to Succeed (W)

CAREER ADVANCEMENT: Designed for the mid/senior level professional with significant experience looking for advice around professional skills and job advancement Session III: 3:00 – 4:00 pm Ballroom B/C If you think of networking as schmoozing at cocktail parties or scrolling through LinkedIn for new contacts to add, think again. In the social media age, you need a modern roadmap for creating and cultivating meaningful connections to stand out from the crowd and … [ more ]

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Remember to print and cut out your badge before you arrive! With printed badge in hand, you can proceed directly to the Exhibit Hall to pick up your badge holder and tote bag.

Roundtable 3 | Adapting Your Sales Strategy to Your Audience

You’ve learned how to identify prospects, make a great presentation and sell your product. But, in order to close the deal, you need to communicate effectively and your prospect’s communication style may be different from your own.  Sales mentor Stephanie Chung will share her research on how to communicate effectively (both verbally and non-verbally) with people based on their communication style. Starting by identifying your own style, she will share … [ more ]

Roundtable 1 | Crowd-Funding Best Practices

We have all heard about that Kickstarter campaign that reached its goal within the hour. Or that GoFundMe campaign whose idea seemed brilliant, but failed to meet its goal. What are the strategies that will make your crowdfunding campaign viable for success? Before you start, meet Kristal Johnson, who just finished a campaign and will share how to maximize this opportunity while minimizing the risk to your business idea. Speaker: … [ more ]

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