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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. Apply for your presenter spot here.

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 ]

ENCORE | Sex, Intimacy and Deception: The State of Affairs (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 Iconic couples’ therapist, erotic intelligence expert and best-selling author of Mating in Captivity Esther Perel has traveled the globe and worked with hundreds of couples on their relationships.  Her latest research touches on infidelity and why it is so poorly understood. Affairs are a … [ more ]

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

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 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 achieve any … [ more ]

Sex, Intimacy and Deception: The State of Affairs (W)

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 Iconic couples’ therapist, erotic intelligence expert and best-selling author of Mating in Captivity Esther Perel has traveled the globe and worked with hundreds of couples on their relationships.  Her latest research touches on infidelity and why it is so poorly understood. Affairs are a … [ more ]

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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 | Crowdfunding 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 ]

Roundtable 5 | Create Influence with Instagram

Instagram has become the app of choice for many looking to promote their business, blog or passion. Find out how to use this image based social network to connect and engage personally and professionally. Whether you are corporate, small business or a non-profit, you will leave inspired with ideas on how to propel your work forward. Be sure to bring your smartphone and be ready to dive in! Speaker: Connie … [ more ]

Roundtable 4 | Leverage your Social Media to Impact Traditional Media

Social media is the primary hub for many PR efforts as both the content you post and the content others post on social can generate media coverage for your brand or business. How do you take it one step further and inspire the traditional media to cover your story? Emmy-award winner Gaby Natale will share her suggestions for getting the attention of overworked and overwhelmed media professionals. Whether you are … [ more ]

Roundtable 3 | Turn your Blog into Your Business

You love blogging about your passion and have built a following. Your blog has started to build traffic, attract new readers and is receiving increasing attention. So, how do you take the next step to monetize your content and create an actual business? This roundtable will explore your options from sponsored content and affiliate programs to advertising sales so that you can make the transition without losing your readers’ trust. … [ more ]

Roundtable 2 | Video 101: The Ultimate Guide to Creating Social Video that Drives Results

With 8 billion views every day, social video is becoming an essential, non-negotiable tool for us to connect with our audiences and customers as creatives, bloggers, and businesses. In this session, VideoPop founder Andrea Corson will teach you how social video can help your brand, blog or business (no matter the size of your budget!), which platforms are right for you, and the tools and strategies needed to create effective … [ more ]

Roundtable 1 | Snapchat: Use this “Living in the Moment” App to Brand Your Business

Snapchat reaches more than 40% of 18-34 years olds in the U.S. on a daily basis, so there is no doubt that to be a savvy social media marketer, you need to be using this tool.  But how do you promote yourself or your business on this disappearing media app? Join this roundtable to get familiar with this platform, explore marketing and branding stories from organizations utilizing this tool and … [ more ]

Roundtable 2 | Taking Your Business from Idea to Reality

How do you turn your concept or idea into a business or brand that is ready to command market share? In this roundtable discussion, learn from POP Austin founder, Lana Carlson, who brought to life her concept of an international art show and find out how she came up with a business plan, what it takes to compete, how to successfully manage your growth and how she created what she … [ more ]

Working with Difficult People: Navigating Different Personalities for Career Success (POE)

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 Your work day is filled with them–people who frustrate, impede, maneuver, undermine, plot, connive, and whine. This session will detail specific techniques for handling all of them, with easy-to-follow scenarios for every situation. Taking into account the modern issues that play into our work, … [ more ]

Living with Intent: Your Guide for Moving From Action to Outcome (LP)

TRANSITIONS: Offering expertise for maneuvering career and life transitions Session III: 3:00 – 4:00 pm Mallika Chopra, the daughter of spirituality guru Deepak Chopra, has been steeped in questions of purpose, fulfillment, and enlightenment for her entire life. As she looked to answer these questions, she struggled with the challenges of guilt and finding balance and serenity as her to-list multiplied by the second. Her tipping point led her to … [ more ]

Gender Partnership: Engaging Men as Advocates to Pioneer Gender Equity (POE)

LEADERSHIP: Designed for a seasoned or aspiring leader looking to climb the ladder and shatter the glass ceiling Session III: 3:00 – 4:00 pm By engaging men in advocating for more equal workplaces, we’re creating better leaders, stronger businesses, more fulfilling lives for both women and men as well as establishing a business imperative required at all levels from all managers. The stats are staggering, in terms of where women stand in … [ more ]

Making the Transition on Social Media from Personal to Professional (W)

YOUNG WOMEN’S PROGRAM: Designed for high school junior and senior girls Session I: 10:00 am – 11:00 am Your social media is important and plays a big role in your personal life. But, how will future employers view your social media activity? More than 50% of employers use social media to screen hires and unfortunately, a single post can throw off your career track.  Millennial branding strategist Alex Wolf will walk … [ more ]

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