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2018 Annual Professional Conference
Monday, June 25 - Wednesday, June 27, 2018

2018 Annual Professional Conference

2018 Annual Professional Conference
Monday, June 25 - Wednesday, June 27, 2018

The Francis Marion Hotel
Charleston, SC

The two-day program offers industry professionals at all stages of their careers the opportunity to grow both personally and professionally, develop leadership skills and connect with industry peers.

$325 - WithIt member early registration rate - Register by May 1, 2018
$475 - Non-member early registration rate - Register by May 1, 2018

After May 1st
$425 - WithIt members
$575 - Non-members (Become a new member for $170)
$150 - Students

Hotel address:
387 King Street, Charleston, SC 29403

Built in 1925, The Francis Marion Hotel is a landmark in the center of historic downtown Charleston close to shopping and dining. The full-service spa on site offers options for pampering and relaxation.

The conference room rate is $159/night.
This rate is good through May 15, 2018. After May 15th rates and availability may vary. There are a small number of rooms in our block that will honor the $159/night for the weekend prior to the conference. Book early to take advantage of weekend rates.

Monday, June 25
12:00 - 5:30 pm Registration
12:30 - 3:30 pm PreConference Workshops
"City of Hope Women's Health and Wellness Workshop"

4:30pm-5:00pm Membership Meeting
5:30pm - 7:30pm Conference Opening Reception at the William Aiken House
7:30 pm Networking Dine-arounds

Tuesday, June 26
7:00am - 8:30am Registration

7:00am - 8:30am Continental Breakfast

8:30am Welcome

8:45am-9:45am Leading with Emotional Intelligence

9:45 am - 10:00 am Break

10:00am - 11:00am Create Your Competitive Advantage - Lynne Jensen Nelson, Conversion-omics Sales Training
Brand is about more than your logo and tag line! How you present yourself to the world and the level of customer engagement in your sales process are the key drivers in creating a competitive advantage.

11:00am - 11:15 am Break

11:15am - 12:00pm Interactive Networking Activity

12:00pm - 1:30 pm LUNCH

Afternoon Headshots

1:30pm - 2:30pm Breakout Sessions

Breakout 1 - TBA

Breakout 2 - TBA

Retail Breakout: Setting the Stage for Success: Best Practices for Hiring and Training - Rene Johnston-Gingrich, Profitability Consulting Group

2:30pm - 2:45pm Break

3:00pm - 4:00pm Breakout Sessions

Breakout 1 - TBA

Breakout 2 - TBA

Breakout 3 - TBA

4:00pm - 6:00pm Break

6:00pm - 7:00pm Rocking the 70s Cocktail Reception

7:00pm - 10:00pm Dinner

Rest up!

Wednesday, June 27
7:00am - 8:30am Breakfast - continental breakfast set up outside Carolina A

8:30am - 8:45am Welcome - Day 2

8:45am - 9:45am Executive Presence for Women

9:45am - 10:00am Break

10:00am - 11:00am Communication

11:00am - 11:15am Break

11:15am - 12 noon "Cultivating Your Action Plan"
Attendee Panel

12:00pm Closing and evaluations



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