2019 Conference Sessions

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

For your benefit, the Women In Trucking Association provides these FAQs and important steps to help you prepare for the upcoming 2019 Accelerate! Conference & Expo, hosted by the Women In Trucking Association. This conference takes place Sept. 30 - Oct. 2, 2019 at the Sheraton Dallas (which is a beautiful downtown venue). If you have any additional questions, call us at 888-464-9482.

What can I do to familiarize myself with the conference agenda? See the full conference agenda here

Where should I book a hotel room? All conference activities take place at the Sheraton Dallas, located at 400 North Olive St. downtown Dallas, Texas. WIT has negotiated a special room rate of U.S. $199 (Executive Suite or Traditional King) - but our room block is nearly sold out so make your reservations ASAP! All reservations must be accompanied by a first night room deposit or guaranteed with a major credit card. Reservations must be made by Sept 9 to guarantee this discounted room rate and room availability! View Details and Reserve Your Room

What is the appropriate dress code? The dress code is business casual attire for all conference activities. Speakers and exhibitors are encouraged to wear business attire as appropriate. However, you are encouraged to wear your Texan Fair attire for the State Fair Bash Networking Reception Monday Evening!

Are there any pre-conference activities going on Monday morning before the conference begins? Yes - there are six options - and all of them are included in your registration and at no additional cost! Choose from one of these activities 

1. 5 Things to Do to Match Your Career to Your Ambition
2. Helping Women Stand Out and Move Up
3. Gutsy, Expicit, Minimum Self-Defense
4. WIT Accelerate! Peterbilt Plant Tour - Sold Out

In addition choosing one of the four above options, you also can choose one of these pre-conference networking sessions:

Speed Mentoring (Monday, 11-12p) - Registration required! Hear the career stories from seasoned professionals in the industry – or if you’re interested, share your own stories! This is an excellent opportunity to quickly make new connections in a fun “speed dating” format before the conference begins. 

Be Prepared for “Accelerated Speed Networking” – Bring Ample Business Cards
Expand your professional network and connections with others in the Women In Trucking community through this fun, fast round-robin networking format. Make sure to bring at least 50 business cards as you make these connections. 

Do I need to register on-site? Yes. For your convenience, on-site registration is regularly open and the Registration Desk will be staffed throughout the event to assist with questions during these times: Monday (8am - 5pm); Tuesday (7:30am - 4:30pm); and Wednesday (8am - 2:45pm).

What networking opportunities take place at the conference? Whether it’s the State Fair Bash Networking Reception on Monday night, the “Top Companies” Recognition Program and “I Heart Trucking” Reception on Tuesday evening, there’s plenty of opportunities to connect with others in a fun, social environment. The State Fair Bash on Monday evening will be a blast - complete with tasty fair cuisine, fun activities like mechanical bull riding and corn hole - and finishing off with a personal concert by Jayne Denham, the country rock performer who has scored three #1 smash hits in Australia and six Top 10 songs in the National Country Charts! Dress in your casual Texan fair attire (jeans, boots, and cowboy hats are fully appropriate that evening!)

Come Prepared to Network at the Conference & Expo! Whether it's networking with others attending the conference or meeting the many providers of valuable products and services who are part of the Expo, there will be ample opportunities to network - so don't forget your supply of business cards! View Full List of Exhibitors