Networking & Special Events

Inclusion 2019 offers plentiful opportunities for meaningful networking, whether dining out at a restaurant of your choosing through our popular Meet to Eat program or informally meeting people during one of our many activities in the Exhibit Hall.

Monday, October 28

8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

Networking Breakfast

Begin your day with networking and collaboration over breakfast.

11:45 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.


Grab lunch on your own or take part in our Meet to Eat program, created to help you make connections and get to know your peers.

4:15 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Exhibit Hall Opening and Reception

Visiting the Exhibit Hall is a truly energizing experience where you can meet and network with solutions providers. Enjoy hors d’oeuvres and cocktails while you visit exhibitors and chat with fellow attendees.

7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Meet to Eat with Conference Speakers

Our Meet to Eat program gives you the opportunity to enjoy some of New Orleans' best restaurants, while continuing the conversation over dinner with fellow conference attendees and some of our most popular speakers. Attendees can sign up at the Registration Desk onsite.

Tuesday, October 29

8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

Continental Breakfast

Begin your day with networking and collaboration over breakfast.

10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Coffee Break in the Exhibit Hall

Grab a coffee and meet with solution providers in the SHRM Exposition.

Noon – 2:00 p.m.

Networking Lunch in the Exhibit Hall

Stop by the Exhibit Hall one last time to visit vendors and discuss current inlcusion and diversity topics and trends with fellow attendees over lunch.


Wednesday, October 30

8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

Continental Breakfast

Begin your final day at the conference right by sharing ideas (and business cards) while you enjoy breakfast.