2018 Summit Agenda

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM - Welcome Reception

Join WBL for a networking reception to welcome those arriving early. Enjoy the opportunity to reconnect with your WBL peers and meet new attendees before the Summit formally begins!

7:00 PM - 10:00 PM - Dinner - ON OWN

We encourage those arriving on Tuesday to group together for dinner and enjoy the evening.

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

6:30 AM - 7:30 AM - Morning Exercise Session

Clear your mind and prepare for the Summit with a morning exercise session. 

7:30 AM - Welcome Desk Opens 

7:30 AM - 9:00 AM Breakfast

Enjoy breakfast with other attendees before the Summit kicks off at 9:00 AM.

9:00 AM - START OF SUMMIT

9:00 AM - 9:20 AM - Opening Session - Welcome to the 2018 WBL Summit

Speaker: Lynn Shapiro Snyder, Founder and President, WBL, and Senior Member, EpsteinBeckerGreen, PC
Join WBL Founder & President Lynn Shapiro Snyder for the kick-off of the WBL Summit! In this annual session, Lynn welcomes attendees to the Summit and sets the stage for the days to follow.

9:30 AM - 10:20 AM - Confessions of a Corporate Futurist: Coming Trends That Will Revolutionize Your Business

Speaker: Sheryl Connelly, Global Consumer Trends Expert & One of Fast Company's Most Creative People In Business
No one knows what the future holds and despite our best efforts to prepare for the unknown, the future plays out in unexpected ways. All too often, the success and failure of an organization comes down to its ability to manage uncertainty and effectively identify how external—and seemingly unrelated—trends could have significant impacts to one’s business. In this compelling keynote, Sheryl Connelly will reveal her secrets for how to think like a futurist and provide you with the expertise and strategies necessary for effectively anticipating change. From the 10 mega trends that could change the world as we know it before the year 2050 (which is a lot sooner than it seems), to perspective that will forever change one’s approach to long-term planning and strategy, Sheryl will discuss the insights necessary for organizations across industry sectors to thrive, innovate and remain relevant.

10:20 AM - 10:50 AM - Networking Break

11:00 AM - 11:45 AM - The Future of Work: Innovative Leadership for a New Normal

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11:45 AM - 1:00 PM - Networking Lunch

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM - How Predictive Analytics are Revolutionizing Healthcare

Speaker: Colin Hill, Chairman, CEO & Co-Founder, GNS Healthcare

2:15 PM - 3:45 PM - Peer Conferencing: Getting to Know You

In the first peer conferencing session, you will meet with a new group of participants, based on your location, to have a round-table discussion of industry topics, trends, and issues. Seek advice from the pool of experienced women at your table and make lasting connections. 

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM - Break for Private Meetings

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM - Membership Committee Meet-Up

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM - Sponsor Appreciation Reception (invitation only)

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM - Networking Dinner

This first dinner at the Summit is designed specifically to facilitate networking. Dinner will be served at stations, and we will encourage attendees to move about and meet new friends.

Thursday, March 22, 2018

6:30 AM - 7:30 AM - Morning Exercise Session

Clear your mind and prepare for the Summit with a morning exercise session.

7:30 AM - 9:00 AM - Breakfast

9:00 AM - 9:45 AM - The Future of Healthcare

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9:45 AM - 9:50 AM - Group Photo From the Podium

9:50 AM - 10:25 AM - Networking Break

10:25 AM - 11:10 AM - How Tech Companies Are Disrupting Health Care Now

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11:15 AM - 12:00 PM - Investors' crystal ball: investing now for tomorrow's healthcare

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12:00 PM - 1:30 PM - Networking Lunch

1:30 PM - 2:45 PM - Peer Conferencing: Relevance

2:45 PM - 3:15 PM - Networking Break

3:15 PM - 4:00 PM - Why would anyone want to be CEO? A Rockefeller Foundation Study

Speakers: Jane Edison Stevenson, Vice Chairman, Board & CEO Services; Global Leader, CEO Succession Practice, Korn Ferry &
Evelyn Orr, Vice President & Chief Operating Officer
, Korn Ferry

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM - Break for Private Meetings

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM - Advisory Board Meet-Up

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM - Dinner & Fun Activity

Friday, March 23, 2018

6:30 AM - 7:30 AM - Morning Exercise Session

7:30 AM - 9:00 AM - Breakfast

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM - Who is the Consumer of the Future? Sponsored by Tivity Health

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10:00 AM - 10:45 AM - Disruption is the Future

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10:45 AM - 11:00 AM - SUMMIT CONCLUDES

 

*All session times, speakers, topics, and descriptions are subject to change