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West Coast Conference Schedule of Events

Wednesday, February 20th, 2019 –  CONFERENCE DAY 1

Please make sure you bring a sweater/warm jacket, sunglasses, sunhat and flat walking shoes to the event.

Dress: Business Casual.

Please note that breakfast & lunch on Wednesday is on your own.

Wellness Wednesday

6:30am – 6:45am Gather & Stretch
6:45am – 7:15am Brisk Walk
8:30am – 4:00pm Conference Check-In
Location: Dana Ballroom Foyer
9:00am – 12:00pm Suppliers Exhibit
Location: Dana Ballroom Foyer
9:00am – 10:00am 2018-2019 Mentorship Program 1:1 Meetings
Invite Only – companies currently in the Program
10:00am – 10:30am Mentorship Program Information Session
10:30am – 11:00am Q&A Session with DA4S Board of Directors for Non-Members & 1st Time Attendees
11:00am – 12:00pm 2019-2020 Mentorship Application Interviews – Invite Only
11:00am – 11:30am Building Community through Giving
11:30am – 12:00pm Supplier Highlight
Presented by “Saviance” (2018 Supplier of the Year)
12:00pam – 12:15pm Wellness Wednesday Calm
12:00pm – 1:00pm Break
Lunch buffet available at VUE Restaurant or Overvue for menu option. Lunch is on your own
1:00pm – 1:05pm Day 1 Welcome
1:05pm – 1:15pm Ship ‘n Shore Information & Sponsors Acknowledgement
1:15pm – 2:05pm KEYNOTE SPEAKER – Brian Solis
2:05pm Depart to Harbor – Members Only
(Approx. 5 minute walk to Dana Wharf Harbor – wear flat shoes)
2:30pm – 3:25pm Ship ‘n Shore – Dana Point Harbor – Member must RSVP prior to event
Dana Wharf Pride Boat – Informal Networking, Beverages & Appetizers
3:25pm – 4:25pm Dana Wharf Pride Boat Departs – Members Only
Off-Boat option to continue networking available at nearby restaurant
2:30pm – 3:15pm Roundtable Networking Session – Non-Members
3:15pm – 3:45pm Break – Afternoon Refreshments
3:45pm – 4:30pm Connect & Collect Trivia Challenge – Non-Members
4:30pm – 4:45pm Members return from Harbor
4:30pm – 6:00pm Break
4:45pm – 5:45pm 1st Time Connectors Program – Jeopardy
5:00pm – 5:30pm Wellness Wednesday – Mindful Meditation
Location: Lantern Bay 1
5:00pm – 5:30pm Learn S’More about “Eight that Innovate”
Location: Catalina Room – for Suppliers only
6:15pm – 8:15pm Evening Dinner & Networking Reception
Location: Vue Restaurant
(Light Dinner & Networking)


Thursday, February 21st, 2019 – CONFERENCE DAY 2

Please bring a sweater/warm jacket, sunglasses and sunhat for the outdoor sessions.

8:30am – 10:30am Conference Check-In
8:30am – 9:15am Continental Breakfast
9:15am – 9:25am Day 2 Welcome
9:25am – 10:05am ‘Advancing Inclusive Research’
Guest Speaker – Quita Highsmith, Head of Alliance & Advocacy Relations – Genentech
10:05am – 11:00am ‘Innovations that Change the World’
General Session Workshop
11:00am – 11:30am Break
11:30am – 12:30pm Speed Dating Roundtables
12:30pm – 1:15pm Lunch
Location: Dana Ballroom
1:15pm – 2:00pm ‘Cybersecurity’
Guest Speaker – Greg Barnes – Amgen
2:00pm – 2:15pm Closing Remarks
2:15pm – 4:15pm EXPO