2021 Schedule

Monday, October 25

In-Person and Virtual
9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
Concurrent Session
Jennifer Shaw, Esq., President, Shaw Law Group, PC
Lonestar E
In-Person and Virtual
9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
Concurrent Session
Gennady Babankov, J.D., Manager, Exchange Visitor (J-1 Visa) Program, SHRM; Mary Cheddie, SHRM-SCP, Divisional Director, East, SHRM
Lonestar ABC
In-Person and Virtual
11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
In-Person
1:00 PM to 1:20 PM
Smart Stage
Sonia Aranza, CEO/Principal Consultant, Aranza Communications
In-Person and Virtual
1:30 PM to 2:30 PM
Concurrent Session
Peggy O'Neill, Owner, Small Miracles Unlimited
Lonestar E
In-Person and Virtual
1:30 PM to 2:30 PM
Concurrent Session
Michael Baran, Senior Partner and Digital Solutions Lead, inQUEST
Lonestar D
In-Person and Virtual
1:30 PM to 2:30 PM
Concurrent Session
Sara Taylor, President and Founder, deepSEE Consulting
Lonestar ABC
In-Person and Virtual
3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Concurrent Session
Eric Ellis, President and CEO, Integrity Development Corp
Lonestar ABC
In-Person and Virtual
3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Concurrent Session
Bethany Adams, SHRM-SCP, Associate Director, Villanova University
Lonestar D

Tuesday, October 26

In-Person and Virtual
9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
Concurrent Session
Delphia Howze, CEO and Founder, D. Howze Solutions, LLC
Lonestar ABC
In-Person
10:00 AM to 10:20 AM
Smart Stage
Peggy O'Neill, Owner, Small Miracles Unlimited
In-Person and Virtual
10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Concurrent Session
Judy Ellis, SVP, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Advisory, AMS
Lonestar ABC
In-Person
10:30 AM to 10:50 AM
Smart Stage
Delphia Howze, CEO and Founder, D. Howze Solutions, LLC
In-Person and Virtual
1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Concurrent Session
Chelsea Williams, Founder and CEO, College Code LLC
Lonestar E
In-Person
1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Concurrent Session
Stacey A. Gordon, Executive Advisor and Diversity Strategist, Rework Work
In-Person and Virtual
1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Concurrent Session
William Sparks, Dennis Thompson Chair & Professor of Leadership, McColl School of Business at Queens University of Charlotte
Lonestar D
In-Person and Virtual
1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Concurrent Session
Chandra Storrusten, CEO, Visible Value; Ryan Jolley, Co-founder and CEO, ourlinQ
Lonestar ABC
In-Person and Virtual
2:30 PM to 3:30 PM
Concurrent Session
Sonia Aranza, CEO/Principal Consultant, Aranza Communications
Lonestar ABC
In-Person and Virtual
2:30 PM to 3:30 PM
Concurrent Session
Lorne Epstein, SHRM SCP, Unconscious Bias Trainer and Organizational Development Professional, Electric Cow LLC
Lonestar D
In-Person and Virtual
4:30 PM to 5:30 PM

Wednesday, October 27

In-Person and Virtual
9:00 AM to 10:30 AM
General Session
Gretchen Carlson, A broadcast journalist, author, TED talk alum, and champion for workplace equality, Gretchen Carlson is a recognized advocate for women’s rights, whose bold actions against Fox News Chairman Roger Ailes helped pave the way for the global #MeToo movement.