2019 Agenda – Oct 24

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NOTE: Last minute TX Conference Program Changes include:

Tiffany Young is unable to join us and will not be presenting her 7:45am session on Overcoming Anxiety.

Teri Gruca is unable to join us as emcee of the luncheon keynote. Erica Proffer of KVUE will assume that role.

Lori Knowlton is unable to join us as emcee for the Mind the Gap panel at 10am. Megan Lueders, VP & CMO, Silicon Labs will assume that role.

Jenifer Brooks is unable to join us as emcee for the How is Bias encore panel at 3pm. Renee Medina, VP, global head, member solutions, GLG will assume that role.

Amber Rae is unable to join us for either of her sessions – Choose Wonder Over Worry at 11:30am and 3pm. She will not be onsite for either of her book signings.

We’re so excited to announce Celeste Headlee, communication & human nature expert, award-winning journalist & author will be presenting a brand new session called “We Need to Talk” in place of the 11:30am occurrence of Choose Wonder. Megan Haddock, CEP, Community Plan Oklahoma, UnitedHealthcare, will be the emcee. 

“We need to talk.” These may be some of the most dreaded words ever spoken in an office or over the dinner table. But in our personal and professional lives, civil discourse can be a potent tool to diffuse conflict, find understanding, and feel connected. As a radio host, Celeste Headlee has interviewed thousands of people on all sides of every equation. These years of experience give her a unique perspective on how to have a conversation with people who disagree with you. In this workshop–inspired by her book We Need to Talkand her wildly popular TED Talk–she offers simple tools that anyone can adopt to turn a difficult conversation into a productive one.

 

7:00 am - 5:00 pm Exhibit Hall Open Exhibit Hall
Exhibit Hall Highlights
7:00 am - 8:30 am Registration Opens 1st Floor | Palazzo
Will-call only.
7:30 am - 5:00 pm Career Pavilion Offerings Career Pavilion | Exhibit Hall
Finding the Right Job for YOU
Succeeding in a Male-Dominated Industry
Your Networking Circle
Second Career: Where to Begin?
ENCORE | Finding the Right Job for YOU
8:00 am - 5:00 pm Health & Wellness Mini-Sessions Health & Wellness Pavilion | Exhibit Hall
Visit the Health & Wellness Pavilion inside the Exhibit Hall to meet & learn from wellness experts all throughout the day!
How to Power Up with Plant-based Proteins
Your Brain on Birth Control
ENCORE | How to Power Up with Plant-based Proteins 
Camp Gladiator Workout
Overcoming Fatigue and Hormonal Imbalance
Health & Wellness Classroom Schedule:
8:15 am - 9:40 am Opening Keynote Session 1st Floor | Keynote Sessions
Seating for the Opening Keynote session is first-come, first-served.
9:45 am Author Book Signings
9:45 am Author Appearances
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

Women Breaking Barriers: Lessons from the Frontlines (POE)
Ditch Workplace Drama and Drive Results (W) [LIVESTREAM SESSION]
Outspoken: How to Get your Voice Heard (POE)
The Myth of the Nice Girl: Leading with Strength and Kindness (W) [LIVESTREAM SESSION]
Foster Your Inner Entrepreneur and Innovator (POE)
A Conversation on How to Skimm Your Life (LP)
Mind the Gap: Negotiating Your Salary (POE)
Your Brand: How to Define and Market Yourself (POE)
11:00 am - 11:30 am Author Book Signings Bookstore | Exhibit Hall
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

Networking and Mentoring: Build Relationships, Not Just Contacts (W) [LIVESTREAM SESSION]
How is Bias Affecting Your Organization? (POE)
Your Money: A Pathway to a Richer Life (W) [LIVESTREAM SESSION]
The Encore Career: Purpose, Passion and a Paycheck in the Second Half of Life (POE)
Choose Wonder Over Worry: Moving Beyond Fear
How to Lead and Succeed in the Multigenerational Workplace (POE)
Finding and Engaging Male Allies (POE)
The Happy Perfectionist: Managing the Trap (POE)
12:30 pm - 1:00 pm Author Book Signings Bookstore | Exhibit Hall
12:50 pm - 2:30 pm Keynote Luncheon Keynote Sessions
Please refer to your printed badge for your table assignment.
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 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

Navigating Conflict & Difficult Conversations [LIVESTREAM SESSION]
ENCORE | The Myth of the Nice Girl: Leading with Strength and Kindness (W)
How to Be Heard: Effective Communication for Career Advancement (W) [LIVESTREAM SESSION]
ENCORE | Choose Wonder Over Worry: Moving Beyond Fear
ENCORE | Ditch Workplace Drama and Drive Results (W)
ENCORE | How is Bias Affecting Your Organization? (POE)
ENCORE | Your Money: A Pathway to a Richer Life (W)
ENCORE | Finding and Engaging Male Allies (POE)
3:00 pm - 4:40 pm Small Business Roundtables Exhibit Hall
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.
Using Customer Feedback to Start Your Business
Raising Capital for Your Business: Understand the Process
Six Steps to a Money-Making Brand
Landing a Seat on the Board
A Winning Sales Strategy
Lessons Learned from Starting a Business
3:00 pm - 4:40 pm Tech Roundtables Exhibit Hall
Understanding that conference attendees come to the “table” with a very diverse set of skills, needs, and interests related to digital technology, we are thrilled to offer tech roundtables. Led by an expert facilitator, roundtables offer an informal and intimate setting to share best practices around a very focused and specific topic related to technological innovations or digital tools. Roundtables are discussion based and will not feature a formal presentation. We encourage attendees to come with questions.

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 in the Exhibit Hall: 3:00 pm–3:30 pm; 3:35 pm–4:05 pm; and 4:10 pm–4:40 pm
Join the Club: How to Start a Women’s Group at your Workplace
Creative Magic & Marketing Strategies for LinkedIn
Leading from Any Level of Your Organization
Power Up Your Social: Video that Drives Results
Build Your Brand Online
Creating an Instagram Strategy for Your Business
Experiential Marketing
Storytelling for Better Business
4:00 pm - 4:30 pm Author Book Signings Bookstore | Exhibit Hall
4:40 pm - 5:00 pm Author Book Signings Bookstore | Exhibit Hall
4:40 - 5:00 pm Author Appearances
5:00 pm Conference Closes
Thank you for joining us!