East Coast Conference Schedule of Events

Schedule is subject to change!

Monday, May 22nd, 2017 – Pre-Conference
(Some events on Monday are “Invite Only” for our Current DA4S Members)
10:30am – 6:00pm Conference Check-In
1:30pm – 2:30pm Meet & Greet Roundtables & Networking with DA4S Board of Directors
(Open to ALL attendees. We encourage all 1st Timers to attend this)
2:35pm – 3:15pm Mentorship Information Session (Open to all attendees)
3:30pm – 4:30pm Supplier to Supplier Roundtable Networking
(Open to 180 attendees – Must RSVP as Seats are Pre-Assigned w/one Corporation per table)
4:30pm – 5:00pm BREAK
5:00pm – 5:30pm Members Only Networking
w/Q&A
5:30pm – 6:30pm Members Only Dinner & Networking
(RSVP Required by May 6th – Limited Seating Available)
6:30pm – 8:00pm “Insider’s Guide to Winning Business” – Members Only
Workshop presented by Guest Speaker, Bill Hooker (SourceOne Innovations)
Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017 Conference Day 1
8:00am – 2:30pm Conference Check-In
8:00am – 9:00am Continental Breakfast & Networking
8:15am – 9:20am Matchmaking
9:35am – 9:50am Welcome
9:50am – 10:10am Success Stories
10:10am – 10:55am Guest Speaker – Toby Patterson
VP Head Immunology & Oncology, US Medical Affairs – ABBVIE
10:55am – 12:00pm Workshop – “Real Time w/DA4S – Catalysts Make Change Happen”
With Guest Speaker Tayna Momtahen, Sanofi
12:00pm – 12:50pm Buffet Lunch
12:50pm – 1:00pm Community Outreach – Student Acknowledgement
1:10pm – 1:20pm DA4S Annual Magic Johnson Award Presentation
1:20pm – 2:05pm Keynote Speaker – TBA at event
2:05pm – 2:15pm Afternoon Announcements
2:15pm – 2:35pm BREAK
2:35pm – 3:30pm 1st Track – Workshops (2 different workshops will be offered simultaneously)
Workshop A – Eight that Innovate (sponsored by BMS)
Workshop B – Risky Business (sponsored by AbbVie)
3:30pm – 4:00pm MID-AFTERNOON BREAK
4:00pm – 5:00pm 2nd Track – Workshops (2 different workshops will be offered simultaneously)
Workshop A – How the Heck did that Happen!?! (sponsored by FSR)
Workshop B – ISM Supplier Diversity Pharma Forum-Speed Dating Challenge
5:00pm – 6:30pm BREAK
5:15pm – 6:15pm Mentorship Program Kick-Off – Mentees & Mentors – (Invitation Only)
6:30pm – 10:00pm Be the Catalyst and “Make Connections Happen”
Evening Networking w/Dinner & Awards Ceremony
Celebrate 10 Years w/Music, Dancing, Silent Auction & Tricky Tray
*Cocktail Attire Requested for Evening Celebration Event
Wednesday, May 24th, 2017 – Conference Day 2
All sessions will be held in the Main Elizabeth Ballroom unless stated otherwise
7:45am – 8:45am Expo Setup
8:15am – 10:30am Conference Check-In
8:30am – 9:00am Continental Breakfast & Networking
9:15am – 9:25am Welcome
9:25am – 9:55am Guest Speaker – Michael L. Salgaller, Ph.D. – National Institutes of Health
9:55am – 10:25am Bronze Suppliers Have the Mic
10:25am – 10:55am Guest Speaker -Veronica McCright
Head, NA Procurement & US Commercial Services – Genentech
10:55am – 11:40am Keynote Speaker – Melissa Agnes – Crisis Management Strategist
11:40am – 12:00pm Closing Remarks & Grand Prize Raffle Drawings
12:00pm – 12:30pm Buffet Luncheon
12:30pm – 3:45pm EXPO (Salons E – H)

 

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