2018 Conference Sessions

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The 2018 Accelerate! Conference & Expo will be packed with relevant content and practical take-away information that can be applied to your career, as well as your company's strategy and operations. Sessions will be designed to fall under one or more of these four Educational Tracks: Leadership, HR/Talent Management, Operations, and Sales & Marketing.

Opening Session and Keynote: "Putting Your Sparkle in High Gear and Creating a Life that Lights Up"
This high-energy and interactive opening keynote session presented by Lois Barth, Human Development Expert, Motivational Speaker, Coach and Author of Courage to SPARKLE: The Audacious Girls’ Guide to Creating a Life that Lights You Up, will focus on the power of showing up to your work and life with your unique presence and gifts, cultivating your skills and making a difference for other women in your profession. Barth will share humorous and heartfelt stories, lessons, and practical and powerful exercises on how to let go of the inner critic, be more productive and engaged with activities and people that inspire you, and how to be of service to others. > More

Closing Keynote: “Leading with Vision: Charting the Course through Demographic Change"
John Maketa, a high-energy, nationally respected thought leader and pioneer in innovative leadership, will dive deep in the common sense, but very counter-intuitive and fascinating realm of demography. During this session, you will learn about the shifting demography, and related opportunities and challenges for you and your organization. Attendees will walk away with a different perspective about their company, country, and world. It will provide the information and insight required to think more strategically at work. Maketa will share real-life examples that make demography relevant to today's culture, business climate, and economy. > More

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Interactive Roundtable Discussions
This unique experience allows you to interact with other business professionals and subject matter experts who share common interest on a specific topic. During facilitated group conversations, you’ll discuss the opportunities, challenges, and best practices and learn from what others are doing successfully with their organizations. Peer-to-peer discussion topics include:

  • Balancing Family, Work and Beyond
  • Aligning Your Career with Your Company's Goals
  • Health & Wellness Challenges and Solutions for Female Driver
  • Safety and Risk Management for Females on the Road
  • Ways to Get Comfortable in a Male-Dominated Industry
  • Motor Carriers and Drivers: Phase II ELD Implementation
  • Learning more about WBE Certification and Leveraging Its Power
  • Best Practices in Female Driver Recruiting & Engagement
  • Marketing & Sales: Leveraging the Buyer’s Journey
  • Legal Issues Impacting Transportation Operations
  • Legal Issues Impacting Employee Rights
  • Gamification of Driver Health & Wellness: Making It Fun!
  • Building Customer Relationships while Negotiating Contracts
  • And more!

Accelerate! Truck Tour 
See amazing new technologies in tractors, ranging from platooning trucks and microturbine-electric hybrid drive systems to emission-reduction and 360-degree technology. The latest technologies from industry leaders will be on display during this unique truck tour.