• Virtual Conference
  • 10.5.20 - 10.7.20

Virtual Conference Agenda

Virtual Conference Agenda

Schedule At-A-Glance


As of 09.15.2020 –  Virtual Schedule Subject to Change

Friday, October 02 
2:00 PM 

Tutorial: Embracing HRSouthwest Virtually- Follow along and familiarize yourself with the platform. You’ll be a pro in no time!

No need to join at 2:00. Presented for the first time at 2:00 PM, the tutorial will be available to watch anytime after the “live” presentation. Just click on the watch now button when you are on the platform. 


Monday, October 05
9:00 AM – 10:00 AM

Opening General Session with Keynote Speaker Michael C. Bush, CEO Great Place to Work

10:00 AM – 10:15 AM Networking Activities  Sponsored by Higginbotham
10:15 AM – 11:15 AM

Concurrent Education Sessions – Choose from three different topics and interact with speakers via live Q & A 

11:15 AM – 11:30 AM Networking Activities  Sponsored by Higginbotham
11:30 AM – 1:00 PM 

Networking Lunch – Check into the office, take time to visit with Marketplace exhibitors, enjoy watching an education session from morning sessions or networking activity you missed. 

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Concurrent Education Sessions 

2:00 PM – 2:30 PM

Networking Activities & Marketplace  – Be sure to visit with Marketplace exhibitors, make 1:1 appointments, and play the virtual Marketplace Game. 

2:30 PM – 3:30 PM

Concurrent Education Sessions

3:30 PM – 4:30 PM 

Networking “Happy Hour” – Turn on your video and meet those you’ve been chatting with during the day “face-to-face”.  Sponsored by Clarity Benefits


Tuesday, October 06
9:00 AM – 10:00 AM

Virtual Platform Orientation – Whether you attended yesterday or today is your first day, watch the virtual event orientation and live chat with conference organizers. 

10:00 AM – 10:15 AM Welcome Remarks and Guidance for the day 
10:15 AM – 11:15 AM

Concurrent Education Sessions – Choose from three different topics and interact with speakers via live Q & A 

11:15 AM – 11:30 AM Networking Activities  Sponsored by Higginbotham
11:30 AM – 1:00 PM 

Networking Lunch – Check into the office, take time to visit with Marketplace exhibitors, enjoy watching an education session from the morning sessions you missed. 

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Concurrent Education Sessions 

9:30 AM – 6:30 PM

Networking Activities  Sponsored by Higginbotham

2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Concurrent Education Sessions 

3:30 PM – 4:30 PM 

Social Networking – The Daily Download – Turn your cameras on to see those you’ve been “chatting with” during education sessions.  The Marketplace will also be open for exhibitor booth visits. 


Wednesday, October 07
9:00 AM – 10:00 AM

Concurrent Education Sessions –Choose from three different topics and interact with speakers via live Q & A

9:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Legal Exchange – Hear 30-minute presentations per topic followed by live Q & A with presenting lawyers.   Sponsored by Challenger Gray & Christmas

10:00 AM – 10:15 AM Welcome Remarks and Guidance for the day
10:15 AM – 11:15 AM

Concurrent Education Sessions 

11:15 AM – 11:30 AM 

Networking Activities  Sponsored by Higginbotham

11:30 AM – 1:00 PM 

Networking Lunch – Take a minute to check into the office. Visit with virtual Marketplace exhibitors  Marketplace Game winner announcements and more!

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Concurrent Education Sessions

2:00 PM – 2:15 PM

Networking Activities  Sponsored by Higginbotham

2:30 PM – 3:30 PM

Closing General Session with Keynote Speaker Michelle Poler, Founder of Hello Fears

Thank you 2020 Sponsors

United Concordia Dental
Clarity Logo Challenger, Gray & Christmas, Inc. Higginbotham SHRM