2019 Conference Schedule

2019 Sessions | 2019 Floor Plan

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

Monday, Sep. 30

7:00a - 12:00p

7:50a - 11:15a

Exhibitor Set-Up

WIT Accelerate! Peterbilt Plant Tour (Denton, Texas)

8:00a Registration Opens (Grand Hall)

9:00a - 10:45a

9:00a - 11:15a

Pre-Conference Workshops:
5 Things to Do to Match Your Career to Your Ambition (Austin 1)
Sponsored by YRC Worldwide
Helping Women Stand Out & Move Up (Austin 2)

Gutsy, Explicit, Minimum Self-Defense (including Pepperball LifeLite demonstration)  (Austin 3)
Sponsored by YRC Worldwide

11:00a - 12:00p WIT Speed Mentoring (San Antonio Ballroom A)
Sponsored by Intelestream
Accelerated Speed Networking (Press Club)
Sponsored by Crowley
12:00p - 1:15p Lunch (on your own)
1:15p - 1:30p Opening Session: Welcome! (Dallas Ballroom)
1:30p - 2:30p Ted Talks: Navigating Your Career With Intent while Creating Value for Your Company
2:30p - 2:45p Break
2:45p - 3:30p Breakout Sessions (Block 1):
Voice of the Driver: Life on the Road (Dallas Ballroom)
Unconscious Gender Bias in the Workplace: How to Address It (Austin 1)
Sort Through the Clutter: Discover Clarity, Confidence, Direction (Austin 2)
Trends & Best Practices in the New Age of Trucking Recruitment (Austin 3)
Independent Contractor Workforces & Misclassification (Press Club)
3:30p - 5:00p Networking at the Expo/Truck & Technology Tour
6:30p - 9:00p State Fair Bash Networking Reception
Sponsored by TravelCenters of America
 Tuesday, Oct. 1
7:30a Registration Opens (Grand Hall)
7:30a - 8:30a Networking Breakfast (Grand Hall)
Sponsored by Worklete
8:30a - 8:45a Opening Session with John Esparza, President & CEO, Texas Trucking Association (Dallas Ballroom)
8:45a - 10:00a How Remarkable Women Unleash their Leadership Potential
2019 WIT Influential Woman in Trucking Finalists (Dallas Ballroom)
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 (Dallas Ballroom)
Zap the Gap: Generational Differences Reexamined (Austin 1)
Unleash Your Leadership Potential: Self-Limiting Assumptions (Austin 2)
How Shippers & Carriers Can Make their Networks Safer (Austin 3)
Using Technology to Effectively Grow and Manage Your Business (Seminar)
Stay Locked Into What Matters Most (Press Club)
12:00p - 1:15p Interactive Roundtable Discussions (Working Lunch)
Lunch Is On Us, Sponsored by Ritchie Bros.
1:30p - 2:15p

Breakout Sessions (Block 3):
Driver Health & Wellness: Challenges, Solutions (Dallas Ballroom)
Ally Skills: Engaging Men in Gender-Equality (Seminar)
CRM Selection: The Right Fit for Your Transportation/Logistics Enterprise (Press Club)
Transportation: Staffing the Future! (Austin 1)
Activate Your Inner Wonder Woman (Austin 2)
The Extraordinary You in Trucking (Austin 3)

2:30p - 3:30p

Breakout Sessions (Block 4):
Amazon - Transportation Reimagined (Dallas Ballroom)
Mastering Video to Win Attention, Trust, Engagement, Business (Seminar)

New Technology that's Revolutionizing Trucking (Austin 1)
No Woman Left Behind: The Mentor Factor (Austin 2)
How Women Blast Past the Competition & their Own False Barriers 
(Austin 3)
Don't Cut and Paste: Best Practices in Contracts (Press Club)

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 (Dallas Ballroom)
Sponsored by Redefining the Road magazine
6:00p - 7:00p I ♥ Trucking Networking Reception (Dallas Ballroom)
Sponsored by Hudson Insurance Group
 Wednesday, Oct. 2
7:00a Registration Opens (Grand Hall)
7:00a - 8:00a Networking Breakfast (Grand Hall)
8:00a - 9:00a

Using the 4 Communication Styles To Gain Connection, Skyrocket Confidence and Reduce Conflict (Dallas Ballroom)

9:15a - 10:00a Breakout Sessions (Block 5):
Tips & Success Stories from Females in the Male-Dominated Trucking Field (Dallas Ballroom)
Driver Wages: Transition to a Guaranteed Pay Model? (Austin 1)
Creating an Inclusive Company Brand (Austin 2)
How to Combat Distraction and Drowsiness (Austin 3)
Best Practices in Leadership Development: Peterbilt & PACCAR (Seminar)
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 (Dallas Ballroom)
2019 Background Screening: Notable Trends & Future Predictions 
(Austin 1)
From Driver Perks to Driver First: The Evolution of Shipper Choice 
(Austin 2)
How to Manage & Engage Millennials (Austin 3)
Attracting & Retaining Women Drivers: Avoid these 5 Mistakes (Seminar)
12:00p - 1:15p Interactive Roundtable Discussions (Working Lunch)
Lunch Is On Us, Sponsored by AGT Global Logistics
1:30p - 2:30p Closing Keynote: Walking on the Glass Floor (Dallas Ballroom)
2:30p - 2:45p Game Card Grand Prize Give-Away & Conference Wrap-Up
2:45p Conference Adjourns

2:45 - 5:00p

Expo Tear-Down