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WIT offers a personalized conference app designed to help make the most of your experience. All event details and resources are right at your fingertips. Open the Apple Store or Google Play > Search Accelerate Conference by WIT > click Download.
Be sure to log in and update your Profile by adding a photo and making sure your information is correct.
Conference participants are expected to conduct themselves with integrity, courtesy and respect for others and maintain the highest level of professionalism at all conference programs and events. All attendees, speakers, organizers, volunteers, partners, vendors and staff at any WIT event are required to observe WIT’s established Code of Conduct.
Dress code for all participants is business casual attire for conference activities and sessions. For Monday's day events, be sure to ROCK THE RED by dressing in red! (Note: Hotel ballrooms can be chilly, so plan to bring a sweater or jacket to the meeting rooms.) For Monday's evening reception, 'Viva Las Vegas Casino Night,' come dressed up in a flashy Vegas outfit and play your favorite casino games, find out if Elvis is really dead, network with your peers, and dance the night away Vegas-style!
If you are arriving and departing Dallas by plane, the Hilton Anatole is a quick ride-sharing app or taxi ride away (located just 10 minutes from Dallas Love Field or 20 minutes from Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport). The hotel does not have shuttle service to and from airports.
For guests with vehicles, there is on-site parking for a fee.
Overnight Valet: $40
Oversized Valet or Self: $50
Overnight Self: $30
Daily Valet: $30
Daily Self: $20, $25, $30 with current time segments
If you’re a driver and have driven your semi to Dallas, for your convenience WIT has arranged special parking at on-site as well!
This unique event is a balanced blend of general sessions that all take place in the Trinity Ballroom, and Breakout Session Blocks (in the West Wing) that feature your choice of sessions to help you customize your conference educational experience based upon your professional and personal needs. In addition, there are ample peer networking opportunities throughout the entire event.
All attendees must formally check in at the Accelerate! Conference & Expo Registration Desk, which is located at the West Wing Entrance (near the Peacock Terrace). The Registration Desk is easily visible and located at the foot of the escalators. Hours are Sunday (10:00a – 6:00p), Monday (7:30a – 5:00p), Tuesday (7:30a – 5p), and Wednesday (7:30a – 10a).
While you can’t be two places at one time, the great value to your conference registration is that you will have on-demand access to many recorded sessions following that event.
The expo takes place in the Trinity Exhibit Hall. This is your opportunity to meet with scores of providers of valuable products and services related to transportation and logistics – ranging from OEMs, motor carriers and third-party logistics companies to technology innovators, HR/talent management, truck stop chains, and much more! Expo times: Welcome Reception at the Expo on Sunday (5p – 6p), Monday (10a – 2p), Tuesday (10:30a – 1:15p), and Wednesday (8:30a – 10a).
This is your opportunity to see first-hand amazing trucks and related technologies. Learn from the experts onsite, ask questions, and get exposed to the latest and greatest trucking technology out there. All trucks and trailers are located inside the Trinity Exhibit Hall. Expo times: Welcome Reception at the Expo on Sunday (5p – 6p), Monday (10a – 2p), Tuesday (10:30a – 1:15p), and Wednesday (8:30a – 10a).
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Attendees have the ability to check-in with exhibitors and sessions. In the conference app, log in to the app in the top right corner. The email address you use to log into the app must match the one that is on your attendee submission. A verification code will be sent to that email address, so you need to have access to your email account to finish logging in.
To Check-In with an Exhibitor, click the three dots 'More' in the bottom right corner. Then click Activities & Check-Ins. From there, you'll be able to search for the Exhibitor you're checking in to.
To Check-In to a Session, click the schedule button and go to that session. A blue check-in button will appear there 15 minutes before the session begins.
Make sure to attend the “New Accelerate! Attendee” Breakfast Monday from 7:30a – 8:15a in the Trinity Ballroom Dining Room. New Accelerate! attendees and new WIT members are invited to an informal breakfast to learn how to get the most out of your conference experience and how to become more engaged in the association. And of course, just participate in everything you can – great educational sessions, facilitated peer networking, receptions, Interactive Roundtable Discussions over meals, etc. The opportunities to grow personally and professionally here at Accelerate! are endless.
Attend the Speed Networking Pre-Conference session on Sunday from 2p – 3:30p in the West Wing sponsored by COOP by Ryder. This is an informal but facilitated networking exercise where you’ll quickly meet many other individuals attending the conference and learn more about them (while sharing your own story). Make sure to bring business cards to exchange! Also attend the receptions each night, where there will be ample opportunity to meet folks. And of course, make sure to constandly do self-introductions during the expo, in educational sessions, and over meals! You’ll find it exhilarating to meet those who attend the Women In Trucking Accelerate! Conference & Expo.
These are oftentimes the most highly-rated activities at the Accelerate! Conference & Expo! Share ideas and experiences with other professionals who are in similar roles at their companies! These discussions take place over lunch on Monday (12:30p - 1:30p) and breakfast on Tuesday (12p - 1p). Dialogue around these key questions: What are your biggest challenges and their solutions, and what are your biggest opportunities? This year, there are no sign-ups for topics (but we will have multiple tables for most topics to make it more likely you can attend your top choices). Make sure to be there on time so you can get in on the topic of your choice!
Set-up takes place in the Trinity Exhibit Hall or Ballroom on Sunday from 8a – 4p. Because the WIT Welcome Reception starts at 5p, all booths MUST be set up by 4p – NO EXCEPTIONS! Tear-down takes place from 11:30a – 3p. If you have ordered services through GES or have questions, they have a Help Desk right onsite.
Photos will be made available via a Dropbox link the following day. We will send an email to your company's contact person (the one who received instructions for the award and program), as well as the link will be featured in an attendee email the following day and listed on this recognition program page.
Come to Booth 300 any time during Expo hours to charge up - and talk to your TORC representative while you wait! (Thanks to TORC for sponsoring this year's Charging Stations)
Yes! Nursing Room: S-W, 8am – 6pm Ruby