West Coast Conference Schedule of Events

Wednesday, February 20th, 2019 –  CONFERENCE DAY 1

6:30am – 7:30am Wellness Wednesday
8:30am – 4:00pm Conference Check-In
Location: Dana Ballroom Foyer
9:00am – 10:00am 2018-2019 Mentorship Program 1:1 Meetings
Invite only – companies currently in the Program
Location: Lantern Bay
9:00am – 12:00pm Suppliers Exhibit
Location: Dana Ballroom Foyer
10:00am – 10:30am Mentorship Program Information Session – All Attendees
Location: Dana Ballroom
10:30am – 11:00am Q&A Session for “Non-Members & 1st Time Attendees”
Location: Dana Ballroom
11:00am – 12:00pm 2019-2020 Mentorship Application Interviews – RSVP Only
(Closed Session)
Location: Lantern Bay
11:00am – 11:30am Building Community through Giving – Community Outreach
Location: Dana Ballroom
11:30am – 12:15pm Supplier Highlight
Presented by “Saviance” (2018 Supplier of the Year)
12:15pm – 1:00pm Break
Lunch buffet will be available at the VUE Restaurant for all attendees
1:00pm Day 1 Welcome
1:05pm – 1:15pm Ship or Shore’ Sponsors Acknowledgement
1:15pm – 2:05pm ‘KEYNOTE SPEAKER – Mark Shulman
2:05pm Members Depart to Harbor
2:30pm – 4:30pm Members Only – ‘Ship or Shore’ at Dana Point Harbor – RSVP Required
2:30pm – 3:15pm Non-Members Roundtable Networking Session
3:15pm – 3:45pm Break
3:45pm – 4:30pm Connect & Collect Scavenger Hunt (Non-Members)
4:30pm – 4:45pm Members return from Harbor
4:30pm – 6:00pm Break
5:00pm – 5:30pm Learn S’More about “Eight that Innovate”
Location: Vue Restaurant Patio
6:00pm – 8:00pm Evening Dinner & Networking Reception
Location: Vue Lawn – Outdoor Event, Warm Attire highly encouraged
(Light Dinner & Networking – Cash Bar Available)


Thursday, February 21st, 2019 – CONFERENCE DAY 2

All events take place in the Dana Ballroom unless otherwise stated

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