#PLUS2018 Recap: Inspired by Keynote Speakers

Thank you to everyone who attended this year’s PLUS Conference in San Diego. It was a wonderful event with great attendance from across the industry.

This year’s conference had a phenomenal line-up of keynote speakers. Our opening speaker was John Kerry, the 68th Secretary of State. Carl Metzger, who is taking over the position of PLUS President, moderated a Q&A session that delved into Kerry’s career as well as the current climate, both politically and environmentally.

The lunch keynote was Vernice “FlyGirl” Armour, America’s first African American female combat pilot. Her presence literally leapt off the stage, invigorating the audience and inspiring everyone to “Get Gutsy.” She reminded us that we have “permission to engage!” and seize opportunities in our industry.

Our final keynote address was given by Gloria Allred, founding partner of Allred, Maroko & Goldberg. Debbie Schaffel, the outgoing PLUS President, moderated a Q&A session. Gloria Allred is an incredible woman with unparalleled passion for her work, and it was a privilege to hear her speak.

Thank You for a Great #PLUS2018

The final day of the PLUS Conference has arrived all too soon. The LAMP meet-up yesterday brought together both the incoming and the current LAMP Cohorts. The current Cohort received their certificates of completion for the program and connected with the new Cohort coming in this year.

The past few days have brought fantastic education and networking opportunities with professionals from across the industry. Your conference experience isn’t over yet, however. Gloria Allred is giving her keynote address over breakfast this morning, and after her remarks there are two education sessions you can attend for any last CE/CLE credit.

Thank you to everyone who attended the conference this year. This event is about you, and we strive to make it the best experience possible. Keep an eye out for conference recap posts coming next week, and mark your calendars for next year’s conference—November 11-13, in National Harbor, Maryland. Thank you for an amazing conference and we hope to see you next year!

#PLUS2018 Day 2 Wraps Up, Excited for Tomorrow

Another successful day of the 2018 PLUS Conference is coming to a close. The final education sessions of the day have ended, and the Connections Lounge is closing soon. Tomorrow’s closing speaker is Gloria Allred, founding Partner of Allred, Maroko & Goldberg. She is an industry leader and her keynote address is not to be missed.

PLUS would like to extend a special thank you to the members of the Diversity Leadership & Mentoring Program (LAMP). This evening is a LAMP meet-up with members and alumni. Congratulations to the current LAMP Cohort for completing the program! We’re glad you could attend the conference this year.

Tomorrow morning is your last chance to visit the PLUS Café and pay a visit to the Connections Lounge. There will also be two final TechBytes, so be sure to get up early and make the most of the last day of conference. See you tomorrow!