2016 Agenda

7:30 - 5:00 Exhibit Hall Open Hall 1 & 2
Exhibit Hall Highlights
7:30 - 8:15 Registration Opens 1st Floor | Palazzo
Will-call only.
8:30 - 9:45 Opening Keynote Session 1st Floor | Hall 3 & 4
Seating for the Opening Keynote session is first-come, first-served.
9:45 - 10:15 Author Book Signings Next to Bookstore | Hall 1 & 2
Author signing schedule coming soon!
10:00 - 11:00 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
Think Differently: Feeling Confident about Taking the Lesser Known Path
The Culture of Tech: How Women are Changing the Rules
Retire with Enough Money: Strategies for Making Your Money Last
Living with Intent: Your Guide for Moving From Action to Outcome (W)
How We Decide: Strategies to Improve Our Decision Making Skills (POE)
The Art of Branding: Positioning Yourself for YOUR Future (POE)
Pivot: The Only Move that Matters Is Your Next One (W)
Redefining Leadership: The Core Behaviors of Successful Leaders (POE)
11:00 - 11:30 Author Book Signings Next to Bookstore | Halls 1 & 2
Author signing schedule coming soon!
11:30 - 12:30 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
I AM THAT GIRL: Empowering Your Everyday Life (W)
Transform Your Norm…Success Lies Outside Your Comfort Zone (LP)
Creating a Life Balance Groove (W)
Addicted to Busy: Managing Stress & Burnout (W)
Career Transitions: Pivoting into Career 2.0
Innovative Women Pushing the Boundaries: Sharing Strategies for Risk Taking and Success
The Confidence Divide: Closing the Gap to Achieve Career Success
Unconscious Bias: Strategies for Bridging the Gap (POE)
12:30 - 1:00 Author Book Signings Next to Bookstore | Hall 1 & 2
Author signing schedule coming soon!
1:00 - 2:30 Keynote Luncheon Hall 3 & 4
Please refer to your printed badge for your table assignment.
2:30 - 3:00 Author Book Signings Next to Bookstore | Hall 1 & 2
Author signing schedule coming soon!
3:00 - 4:00 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
Expert Exchange | Making the “Tech” Industry a Fit for YOUR Skillset
Expert Exchange | Strategies to Stand Out, Step Up and Get Noticed in a Male Dominated Environment (POE)
ENCORE: Living with Intent: Your Guide for Moving From Action to Outcome (W)
ENCORE: Transform Your Norm…Success Lies Outside Your Comfort Zone (LP)
Expert Exchange | The Pie Life: How to Slice it to Find Life Balance
Expert Exchange | Are You Ready to be Self-Made?
ENCORE: How to Lead…When You’re Not in Charge (W)
3:00 - 4:40 Small Business Roundtables Hall 1 & 2
Led by an expert facilitator, roundtables offer an informal and intimate setting to share best practices around a focused and specific topics 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. 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 2 | Raising Capital
Roundtable 5 | B2B Marketing
Roundtable 4 | Creating a Business Plan for your Small Business
Roundtable 3 | Your Crowdfunding Strategy
Roundtable 1 | Creative Marketing for Small Business
3:00 - 4:40 Social Media Roundtables Hall 1 & 2
Roundtable 8 | Using Social Media to Sell More Efficiently
Roundtable 7 | Profitable Social Media
Roundtable 6 | Build Your Brand through Social Media
Roundtable 5 | Using Instagram to Communicate Your Brand
Roundtable 4 | Video vs. Print: How Online Video is Catching the Audience’s Attention
Roundtable 3 | How to Maximize your Blog’s Reach
Roundtable 2 | Top Tweet Tips
Roundtable 1 | Maximizing Social Media in the Job Search
4:00 - 4:30 Author Book Signings Next to Bookstore | Hall 1 & 2
Author signing schedule coming soon!
5:00 - 5:00 Conference Closes
Thank you for joining us!