2017 Conference Schedule

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Tracks: Leadership, Operations, HR/Talent Management, Sales & Marketing

 Monday, Nov. 6  
7:00a - 12:00p Exhibitor Set-Up (Grand Ballroom)
9:00a Registration Opens (Grand Foyer)
11:00a - 12:00p Speed Mentoring (Empire A)
12:00 - 1:15p Lunch (on your own)
1:15 - 2:30p "How Women Can Succeed in Trucking (Despite Having Female Brains)"
2:30 - 3:30p “Positive People Produce!" (Forming, maintaining productive relationships) 
3:30 - 5:00p Networking at the Expo (Grand Ballroom)
6:30 - 8:30p WIT Birthday Bash: Celebrating Our First 10 Years!  (Grand Ballroom)
Sponsored by TravelCenters of America / Petro Stopping Centers
 Tuesday, Nov. 7  
7:30a Registration Opens (Grand Foyer)
7:45 - 8:30a Networking Breakfast (On Expo Floor)
8:30 - 8:45a Opening Session
8:45 - 10:00a

General Session (Leadership Track):
"4 Steps Women Take to Become Successful Business Leaders"

Recognition Program: 2017 WIT Influential Woman In Trucking Award

10:00 - 11:00a Networking at the Expo (Grand Ballroom)
11:00 - 12:00p Breakout Sessions:
"Seven Leadership Lessons from Baghdad" (Grand Ballroom)
"Motor Carriers and Drivers: Phase II ELD Implementation" (Empire A)
"Understanding & Improving Early Stage Driver Turnover" (Empire B)
"Game-Changing Sales Tips in a Male-Dominated Industry" (Empire C)
12:15 - 1:15p

Lunch at the Expo (The Terrace)
Sponsored by Bennett International Group

12:15 - 1:15p Interactive Roundtable Discussions
1:30 - 2:30p

Breakout Sessions:
"Creating One Heartbeat" (Grand Ballroom)
"The Process, Rewards of Becoming a Certified WBE" (Empire A)
"Best Practices in Female Driver Recruiting & Engagement" (Empire B)
"Understanding the Buyer's Journey from Start to Finish" (Empire C)

2:45 - 3:45p "Succeeding in a Male-Dominated Industry" 
(Annette Sandberg, former head of FMCSA)
3:30 - 5:30p Free Time
3:45 - 5:30p Accelerate! Truck Tour
5:00 - 6:00p Women Entrepreneurs in Trucking (WBE) Reception (Empire A)
6:00 - 7:00p Reception (The Terrace)
 Wednesday, Nov. 8  
8:00a Registration Opens (Grand Foyer)
8:00 - 8:45a Networking Breakfast (On Expo Floor)
9:00 - 10:00a Opening Session:
"Elevate Your Game: Personal Transformation" (Grand Ballroom)
10:00 - 11:00a Networking at the Expo (Grand Ballroom)
11:00 - 12:00a Breakout Sessions:
"Championing Women Leaders" (Grand Ballroom)
"Legal Issues Impacting Operations, Employee Rights"
 (Empire A)
"Gamification of Driver Health & Wellness: Making It Fun!" (Empire C)
Tips to Eat Healthy on the Road (Empire C)
12:15p - 1:15p Interactive Roundtable Discussions (The Terrace)
1:15p Game Card Grand Prize Give-Away (Grand Ballroom)
1:15 - 2:15p "Creating Happiness & Productivity in the Workplace" (Grand Ballroom)
2:15 - 2:30p Conference Wrap-Up
2:30p Conference Adjourns
2:30 - 5:00p Expo Tear-Down
5:00 - 6:00p Post-conference Reception (Spectators Gastro Pub)
*NOTE: Schedule is subject to change - please check back for updates