2019 Conference Schedule

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

 Monday, Sep. 30
 
7:00a - 12:00p Exhibitor Set-Up
9:00a Registration Opens

9:00a - 10:45a


7:50a - 11:15a

Pre-Conference Workshops:
5 Things to Do to Match Your Career to Your Ambition
Gutsy, Explicit, Minimum Self-Defense

WIT Accelerate! Peterbilt Plant Tour (Denton, Texas)
11:00a - 12:00p WIT Speed Mentoring
Accelerated Speed Networking 
12:00p - 1:15p Lunch (on your own)
1:15p - 1:30p Opening Session: Welcome! 
1:30p - 2:30p Opening Keynote
2:30p - 2:45p Break
2:45p - 3:30p Breakout Sessions (Block 1):
Voice of the Driver: Life on the Road
Unconscious Gender Bias in the Workplace: How to Address It
Sort Through the Clutter: Discover Clarity, Confidence, Direction
Trends & Best Practices in the New Age of Trucking Recruitment
Independent Contractor Workforces & Misclassification
3:30p - 5:00p Networking at the Expo/Truck & Technology Tour
6:30p - 8:30p State Fair Bash Networking Reception
(sponsored by TravelCenters of America)
 Tuesday, Oct. 1
 
7:30a Registration Opens
7:30a - 8:30a Networking Breakfast
8:30a - 8:45a Opening Session
8:45a - 10:00a How Remarkable Women Unleash their Leadership Potential
2019 WIT Influential Woman in Trucking Finalists
10:00a - 11:00a Networking at the Expo/Truck & Technology Tour
11:00a - 11:45a Breakout Sessions (Block 2):
Reframing Your Value Proposition & Operations: Attracting Female Drivers
Zap the Gap: Generational Differences Reexamined 
Unleash Your Leadership Potential: Self-Limiting Assumptions
How Shippers & Carriers Can Make their Networks Safer
Stay Locked Into What Matters Most
12:00p - 1:15p Interactive Roundtable Discussions (Working Lunch)
1:30p - 2:15p Breakout Sessions (Block 3):
Driver Health & Wellness: Challenges, Solutions
Tech + Trucking: Data-Driven Marketing that Earns Trust & Sales Success
CRM Selection: The Right Fit for Your Transportation/Logistics Enterprise
Transportation: Staffing the Future!
Activate Your Inner Wonder Woman
The Extraordinary You in Trucking
2:30p - 3:30p Breakout Sessions (Block 4):
New Technology that's Revolutionizing Trucking
No Woman Left Behind: The Mentor Factor
How Women Blast Past the Competition & their Own False Barriers
Communication Styles to Impact Connection, Confidence, Conflict
Becoming the Employer of Choice through Employee Referrals
3:30p - 4:30p Networking at the Expo/Truck & Technology Tour
4:30p - 5:00p Free Time
5:00p - 6:00p "Top Companies" Reception and Program 
Sponsored by Redefining the Road magazine
6:00p - 7:00p I ♥ Trucking Networking Reception
(sponsored by Hudson Insurance Group)
 Wednesday, Oct. 2
 
8:00a Registration Opens
7:00a - 8:00a Networking Breakfast
8:00a - 9:00a Opening Remarks/General Session
9:15a - 10:00a Breakout Sessions (Block 5):
Tips & Success Stories from Females in the Male-Dominated Trucking Field
Driver Wages: Transition to a Guaranteed Pay Model?
Creating an Inclusive Company Brand
Best Practices in Leadership Development: Peterbilt & PACCAR
How to Combat Distraction and Drowsiness
10:00a - 11:00a Networking at the Expo/Truck & Technology Tour
11:00a - 11:45a Breakout Sessions (Block 6):
Challenges in Employment Law & Gender Issues
2019 Background Screening: notable Trends & Future Predictions
From Driver Perks to Driver First: The Evolution of Shipper Choice
How to Manage & Engage Millennials
Helping Women Stand Out & Move Up
12:00p - 1:15p Interactive Roundtable Discussions (Working Lunch)
1:30p - 2:30p Closing Keynote
2:30p - 2:45p Game Card Grand Prize Give-Away & Conference Wrap-Up
2:45p Conference Adjourns

2:45 - 5:00p

Expo Tear-Down

*NOTE: Schedule is subject to change - please check back for updates