One of the many things PLUS strives to do for our industry is connect. Networking is an essential part of PLUS events, and with so many of your colleagues in one place, the PLUS Conference is a prime place to network and meet with your fellow professionals. This year’s conference featured two Connections Lounges where attendees could hold business meetings and discussions. There were also multiple events throughout the conference that focused on connecting with your colleagues, such as the opening night reception by the Manchester Grand Hyatt’s pool. The weather was beautiful, making for a lovely evening.
With everything the PLUS Conference has to offer, it’s always a busy three days. We made sure that attendees of this year’s conference had the amenities to push their conference experience from good to great. Shoe shines were available in one of the Connections Lounges, while the other Lounge featured a latte artist who did beautiful portraits in foam—of children, pets, and attendees’ faces! There was also a professional photographer offering free headshots, and the always popular Tech Bar for any and all technology related needs.
The 2018 PLUS Conference was a tremendous success. Thank you again to everyone who attended, and we hope to see you next year. The 2019 PLUS Conference will be November 11-13 in National Harbor, Maryland, and we’re going to continue bringing you the highlight PL event of the year. We can’t wait to see you there!
Our recap series would be remiss not to send out congratulations to all the new RPLU designees. It was wonderful to see so many of you attend the RPLU Reception and Conferment ceremony at the conference this year. Your hard work and dedication have paid off—congratulations on this incredible achievement.
PLUS would also like to congratulate the newest members of the Diversity Leadership & Mentoring Program, LAMP. Both the new LAMP Cohort and the outgoing Cohort were able to attend the conference, and the two groups participated in a speed networking activity to give the new cohort a chance to speak to colleagues who have just completed the LAMP program. This is a great experience and we’re happy to welcome the new LAMP Cohort to a year of training and opportunities.
The PLUS Conference always has top notch education opportunities, and this year was no exception. There were a multiple types of sessions with a wide variety of topics, keeping you informed about trending topics in the industry while pushing new ideas and information.
Executive Forums, our sessions geared towards senior corporate leaders, discussed topics such as the necessity of inclusion in the workplace and the current shifting role of the corporate general counsel.
Spark sessions were back at this year’s conference, and they were a huge hit. These fast-paced, 20 minute sessions hit on hot topics across the professional liability industry. There were Spark Sessions on the risks of automated technology, such as driverless cars and drones, as well as a session on the risks of social movements. From Blockchain and Bitcoin, to cannabis and opioids, to networking and service dogs, Spark sessions featured many interesting and topical subjects.
The Education Sessions at this year’s conference were incredible, as well. There were sessions on every branch of the industry, from a panel on the latest trends in Cyber Liability to a discussion of the increasingly frequent mega-verdicts in Medical Professional Liability. Some of the sessions were standing room only! We’re proud to bring you the latest information and ideas, and look forward to even more stellar education sessions next year.