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2019 Professional Conference - "IGNITING LEADERSHIP"
Monday, June 24th - Wednesday, June 26th

2019 Professional Conference
The Westin in Alexandria, Virginia
Monday, June 24 – Wednesday, June 26, 2019

$ 375 - Corporate members
$ 475 - WithIt members
$ 650 - Non-members (Become a new member for $170)
$ 175 – Full-time Students

Additional Options:
Pre-conference Workshops
Strength Finders Workshop - $50
Vision Spark Workshop - $50

Timing of the agenda will allow everyone to take this workshop free of charge.
City of Hope Women's Health & Wellness Workshop

Professional Headshot Photography - $125

Curbside Mentoring - $50
Book a 45-minute spot with a professional coach during the conference.

The Westin Alexandria Old Town VA
400 Courthouse Square, Alexandria, VA
(703) 253-8600

The conference room rate is $205/night.
This rate is good through June 1, 2019. After June 1st rates and availability may vary. There are a small number of rooms in our block that will honor the $205/night for the weekend prior to the conference. Book early to take advantage of weekend rates.

Book your hotel room online - http://bit.ly/2019WithitConferenceHotelBooking


There will be some rooms available over the next couple weeks. If you would like a room, email director@withit.org to be put on the waiting list.

For alternative reservations, there are several hotels within walking distance.

Residence Inn by Marriott Old Town Alexandria
1456 Duke St, Alexandria, VA 22314
(703) 548-5474

The Embassy Suites Old Town Alexandria
1900 Diagonal Rd, Alexandria, VA 22314
(703) 684-5900

Hilton Alexandria Old Town
1767 King St, Alexandria, VA 22314
(703) 837-0440

Hilton Garden Inn Old Town Alexandria King St.
1620 Prince St, Alexandria, VA 22314
(703) 302-8300

Date Time Event
June 24 Monday
12:00 pm Registration

12:30 pm Pre-Conference Workshops
Workshop 1: Strength Finders - additional fee of $50
Workshop 2: Vision Spark Workshop - additional fee of $50

3:30 pm Workshop 3: City of Hope- Women's Health and Wellness Workshop - free

4:30 pm Membership Meeting
5:30 pm Opening Reception
6:45 pm Leave for Group Dinners

June 25 Tuesday
7:00 am Registration
8:30 am Opening and Welcome

8:45 am "Setting Your Followers on Fire" Denise Ryan, FireStarter

9:45 am Break

10:00 am "We Need Women to Be Wealthy" Ashley Feinstein Gerstley, author of The 30-Day Money Cleanse

11:15 am "The Path to Purchase: Understanding the Realities, Resources & Revenue Opportunities Based on How Consumers Really Shop" Nicole Reyhle, Retail Minded

12:00-1:15pm pm Lunch

1:15pm - 2:00pm Session I -Breakout Sessions
• "7 Steps to Financial Well-being" Ashley Feinstein Gerstley
• "Drive Results by Strengthening Your Organization from the Inside Out" René Johnston-Gingrich, Profitability Consulting Group
• "Capturing Lightening in a Jar - How to make your iPhone, camera and videos shine" Lori Dolnick, Frank Advertising

2:00pm - 2:10pm Break

2:10pm - 2:55pm Session II - Breakout Sessions
• "You're Talking, But Why Should We Listen" Deena Gardner, Reverie
• "The Red Carpet Treatment: A 3 Step Guide to Employee Training for Stronger Customer Service Experiences & Sales" Nicole Reyhle, Retail Minded
• "Creative Solutions to Solving Problems" Jason Pires and Alessandra Pecoraro, Furniture Branding

2:55pm - 3:10pm Break

3:10pm - 4:00pm Session III - Breakout Sessions
• "Public Speaking, Presentations and Media Interviews: How to Overcome Your Fears, Enhance Your Skills and Get Better Press" Michelle Pollak, La Petite Maison/The Lollipop Tree, Inc. and Patricia Sheridan, The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
• "Licensing: Turning Furniture Designs, Brands and other Intellectual Property into Profits" David Sars and Amanda Whorton, Brooks Pierce
• OnWatch Training - Malouf Foundation

4:00 pm Break
5:30 pm Cocktail Party Honoring Empowered Women
7:00 pm Dinner & After Party

June 26 Wednesday
8:30 am Opening

8:45 am Women's Health and Wellness - Andrea Courtney, City of Hope

9:30 am "Relationship are Everything" Joan Kuhl, Kuhl Consulting & Why Millennials Matter, author of "Dig Your Heels In"

10:20 am Break

10:35 am "The Essential Steps to Becoming An Effective Leader" Lorri Kelley, Lorri Kelley Advisors, Inc.

11:30 am "Ignite Your Action Plan"

12:30 pm Conference WrapUp




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