What a fantastic session to open this year’s Conference! A huge thanks to both Dan Heath and Daniel Pink for sharing their insights with us. It was great to hear not only both of them speak but have them interact and discuss their ideas. Thank you to all the attendees who sent in questions for our speakers! Let us know how you liked this new session format. We’re always interested in what our attendees think as we look to push the PLUS Conference in new directions every year.
The Opening Reception was lovely, providing a wonderful end to the first day of our 2019 Conference. We love being able to provide an enjoyable atmosphere for you to mingle and connect with your peers in a more relaxed setting. And it seems like the Virtual Reality Game was a hit!
Tomorrow brings education sessions on a variety of pertinent issues from knowledgeable speakers, as well as a PLUS Foundation Luncheon with Former First Lady Laura Bush. Breakfast starts at 7:30 am, and there will be a barista making specialty coffee in the Connections Lounge for any and all attendees. See you tomorrow!
We’re excited to welcome you to the first day of the 2019 PLUS Conference! Registration is open from 8:30 am to 5:30 pm in the Ballroom Foyer today, with PLUS Staff ready to help you check in. Be sure to bring a government issued I.D. and your mailed nametag. Isn’t the Gaylord beautiful?
The main event for today is our Opening General session with best-selling business authors Dan Heath and Daniel Pink. With a dynamic interview format, our keynotes are ready to share their knowledge on the importance of timing and trajectory when it comes to your career. We’re giving away free copies of their latest books today only, so be sure to pick up your copies on your way into the session!
TechBytes are going on throughout the day in the Connections Lounge, which happens to be the perfect spot to start your conference networking off right. Connect with colleagues old and new, and stick around for demonstrations on the best productivity apps and how to tame an out-of-control inbox.
We’re looking forward to the Opening Reception this evening in the gorgeous Riverview Ballroom. After hearing from Dan Heath and Daniel Pink, there’s sure to be plenty to discuss with your peers! We’ve made special arrangements to have a Virtual Reality game at the Reception for all attendees to try between networking, food, and drink. We can’t wait to see you there!
On Tuesday, October 29, the Northern California Chapter held a volunteer event at the San Francisco arm of Dress for Success. This organization helps women seeking assistance with returning to employment, providing outfits for job interviews, support with resumes and interviewing preparation, and continuing support for women who gain employment.
Eleven volunteers came to help out Dress for Success. Some volunteers worked as personal shoppers in the Dress for Success boutique, helping clients choose outfits for upcoming job interviews, while others helped sort and prepared clothing donated to the boutique. Some volunteers even helped with resume reviews and coaching on interviewing techniques.
The PLUS Foundation donated $1,000 to Dress for Success to help this organization continue helping support and empower women. Thank you to the Chapter and to the volunteers who came out to help!