2018 Conference Schedule

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

*All sessions take place in the Frisco Grand Ballroom unless otherwise indicated

 Monday, Nov. 12  
7:00a - 12:00p Exhibitor Set-Up
9:00a Registration Opens (Frisco Foyer)
9:00 - 10:45a

Self-Defense Workshop: "Let No One Confuse Your Kindness as Weakness" (Frisco 1)

Professional Workshop: "Self-Management: Keys to Peak Performance" (Frisco 2)
11:00a - 12:00p WIT Speed Mentoring (Frisco 3)
Accelerated Speed Networking (Frisco 4)
12:00 - 1:15p Lunch (on your own)
1:15 - 1:30p Opening Session: Welcome! (Grand)
1:30 - 2:30p Keynote:
"Putting Your Sparkle in High Gear & Creating a Life that Lights Up" Sponsored by Michelin
2:30 - 2:45p Break

2:45 - 3:30p





2:45 - 3:10p
3:15 - 3:40p

Breakout Sessions (Block 1):
"Rock 'n Roll Leadership: How to Succeed in Managing Your Team" (Grand)
"One-Size-Orientation Doesn't Fit All" (Frisco 1)
"How to Improve Fleet Operations & Study Gender Impact with Dwell Time/HOS Data" (Frisco 2)
"Be More Powerful, Remove Self-Doubt, Own Your Skills and Voice" 
(Frisco 3-4) 

General Learning Labs (Hamilton-Lebanon)
"Technology Brings New Drivers to the Industry"
"Dealing with Sleep Apnea"

3:30 - 5:00p Networking at the Expo
6:30 - 8:30p "Where's Clare?" Reception - #WheresClare (Grand)
Sponsored by Travel Centers of America
 Tuesday, Nov. 13  
7:30a Registration Opens (Frisco Foyer)
7:30 - 8:30a Networking Breakfast
Sponsor: J.W. Logistics
8:30 - 8:45a Opening Session (Grand)
8:45 - 10:00a

Hard-Won Lessons from Trailblazing Women
(2018 WIT Influential Woman in Trucking Finalists Panel Discussion)

10:00 - 11:00a Networking at the Expo
Break Sponsor: Benesh, Friedlander, Coplan & Aronoff

11:00 - 11:45a



11:00 - 11:25a
11:30 - 11:55a

Breakout Sessions (Block 2):
"How Popular Culture Shapes Young People's Image of Trucking" (Grand)
"2018 is the Year of the Driver: Wages, Supply & Demand" (Frisco 1)
"Being Taken Seriously: Women in Trucking" (Frisco 2)

Health Learning Labs (Hamilton-Lebanon)
"Managing Diabetes on the Road"
"Tips to Keep Drivers Healthy & On the Road" 

12:00 - 1:15p

Interactive Roundtable Discussions (Working Lunch) 
Sponsored by Peterbilt Motors Company

1:30 - 2:15p

Breakout Sessions (Block 3):
Perspectives from FMCSA Deputy Administrator Cathy Gautreaux (Grand)
"The Triple D Method to Decision-Making" (Frisco 1)

2:30 - 3:30p



3:30 - 3:55p

Breakout Sessions (Block 4):
"Discovering Your Professional Marketable Strengths" (Grand)
"Deal Your Own Destiny" (Frisco 1)
"Does Your Truck Get 10 MPG?"
(Frisco 2)

Marketing Learning Lab (Hamilton-Lebanon)
"Digital Marketing for the Trucking Industry"

3:30 - 4:30p Networking at the Expo
3:45 - 5:30p Accelerate! Truck/Technology Tour (Outdoors, behind Registration)
5:30 - 6:00p “Top Companies for Women to Work For” Reception" (Grand)
Sponsored by Redefining the Road magazine
6:00 - 7:00p “I Heart Trucking” Reception (Atrium)
Sponsored by Hudson Insurance Group
 Wed., Nov. 14  
8:00a Registration Opens (Frisco Foyer)
7:00 - 8:00a Networking Breakfast (Atrium)
8:00 - 8:15a Opening Remarks
8:15 - 9:00a

Breakout Sessions (Block 5):
"Protecting Women from Sexual Harassment in the Workplace" (Grand)
The 7 Health Plan Metrics Every Company Should Know" (Frisco 1)
"Discover Benefits of Video Intelligence" (Frisco 2)
"Building an Inclusive Workplace: Tips from the Best Fleets to Drive For" (Frisco 3-4)

9:00 - 10:00a General Session:
“Latest Trends in Driver Recruiting and Retention" (Grand)
10:00 - 11:00a Networking at the Expo
Break Sponsor: Frozen Food Express
11:00 - 11:45a Breakout Sessions (Block 6):
"Fleet Management is Human Resource Management" (Grand)
"Creating a Carrier-Friendly Warehouse" (Frisco 1)
"Lead from Where You Are" (Frisco 2)
12:00p - 1:15p Interactive Roundtable Discussions (Working Lunch)
Sponsored by Hirschbach Motor Lines
1:30 - 2:30p Keynote: 
“Leading with Vision: Charting the Course through Demographic Change"
2:30 - 2:45p Game Card Grand Prize Give-Away & Conference Wrap-Up
2:45 Conference Adjourns

2:45 - 5:00p

3:30 - 6:00p

Expo Tear-Down

Peterbilt Plant Tour (space is limited!)

5:30 - 6:30p Post-Conference Networking Reception
*NOTE: Schedule is subject to change - please check back for updates