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Conquer Your Worst Work Habits

Rubin, GretchenEven if you’ve been doing your writing at the 11th hour since college or you can’t stop checking your email to save your life, your bad habits are breakable. The key is not focusing on one fix and giving up when it doesn’t stick (for the proverbial 30 days). “We think there’s a one-size-fits-all solution, but different things work for different people,” says Gretchen Rubin, New York Times bestselling author of The Happiness Project. In researching her latest book, Better Than Before: Mastering the Habits of Our Everyday Lives, Rubin found 21 strategies that are effective—or not, depending on your personality type. Here, her suggestions for shaking five seemingly ingrained habits. Read More

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2015 Conference Day Suggestions: Best Session Picks for Different Job Paths

Help me plan my day! It’s a request we get more and more as we add new offerings to the Conference every year. “Of course, you can’t go wrong with any mix of sessions, but we create the programming for people at different stages of their career,” says Director Laurie Dalton White. Here, our recommendations for a few different career tracks. Read More

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Do You Need A Special Meal?

Special meal requests must be submitted via online registration by October 6, 2015.

If you have not made a special request by that time, you will receive the standard meal.

The lunch menu for this year’s Conference has been selected and we are pleased to be offering a Chimayo Chile Roasted Chicken Salad with smoked kernel corn, tomato, manchego cheese, broccoli & carrot shred on garden greens and romaine. Creamy avocado serrano dressing and spiced pecans will be served on the side. The salad is accompanied by a seasonal fruit and feta salad with mint and honey, bread and dessert treats on the table.

If you or any of your guests require a gluten-free, vegan or vegetarian meal, please make that selection by logging into your online registration and indicating the appropriate meal next to the attendee’s name. You can find this under the “Edit Namebadge” button—be sure to click “Save” after you make your changes.

For instructions on how to log into your account, please see your email confirmation. If you are the main registrant for a group of people, you are responsible for obtaining this information from your guests and entering it into the system.

The optional meal satisfies vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free requirements. We will serve a Chimayo Chile Roasted Tofu Salad with smoked kernel corn, tomato, broccoli & carrot shred on garden greens and romaine. Creamy avocado serrano dressing and spiced pecans will be served on the side. The salad is accompanied by a seasonal fruit with mint and honey, bread and dessert treats. Please note that the bread and desserts are not gluten-free, but will be served separately on each table. 

Selections must be in our system by Friday, October 2nd at 5:00 PM. These will be the only two selections available. Unfortunately we are unable to accommodate late requests, day-of requests or other options. If you have dietary restrictions that are not accommodated by these options, you are welcomed to bring your own meal.

Badges are now available to print online.

Log into your registration account HERE.

Your username and password can be found on your email confirmation.

You will have the option to download and print your badge(s) or email them to yourself or your guests.  We ask that you log in and print your badge no later than October 12 to avoid any potential last minute technical issues.

  • Only badges with names can be printed or emailed
  • The Conference recommends that you print on white card stock on a color printer.  However, plain white paper and black printing are acceptable.
  • If you are emailing a badge to a guest, please alert them that they will be receiving an email from registration @ and that they should open the PDF attachment.

You must bring your badge with you on Conference day to be admitted. You will pick up your lanyard and badge holder when you arrive at the convention center.

We look forward to seeing you on October 15th!

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12 Reasons More Women Should Be at the Wheel

Of course, we’re not exactly unbiased on the topic of female power and primacy. We’re also not trying to instigate some global insurgency or battle of the sexes. But we do believe we’ve identified a new gender gap: women are better at running things like, say, the world. To back up our theory, we turned to upcoming speakers. Here’s how they completed the sentence: “When a woman is in charge….” Read More

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Paid Maternity Leave for a Year: Coming Soon to a Company Near You?

Last month, prospective parents in Silicon Valley had reason to cheer: Adobe, Microsoft and Netflix announced that new moms and dads could take off, respectively, 12 weeks, 16 weeks and one year—paid. (At Adobe, birth moms can take 10 additional weeks of medical leave, and at Microsoft, they can take 8 more weeks of paid disability.) The companies joined Google (18 weeks for birth moms) and Facebook (four months for moms and dads) in their generous parental leave policies. Can it be long before the rest of corporate America gets with the progressive program? Patty McCord, principal at Patty McCord Consulting and former chief talent officer at Netflix who introduced unlimited vacation days, weighs in on the change happening in Silicon Valley—and hopefully beyond. Read More

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