2019 Summit Agenda

*All Summit Speaker Sessions are in the Grand Ballroom - Level 2 unless otherwise noted.

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM - Welcome Reception
Lobby Lounge

Join WBL for a networking reception to welcome those arriving early. Enjoy the opportunity to reconnect with your WBL peers and meet new attendees before the Summit formally begins!

7:00 PM - 10:00 PM - Dinner - ON OWN

We encourage those arriving on Tuesday to group together for dinner and enjoy the evening.

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

6:30 AM - 7:30 AM - Exercise Session
Location TBD

Clear your mind and prepare for the Summit with a morning exercise session.

6:30 AM - 7:30 AM - Networking Walk
Meet in Four Seasons Lobby

7:30 AM - 8:45 AM - Breakfast
LAW Restaurant

Enjoy breakfast with other attendees before the Summit kicks off at 9:00 AM.

8:30 AM - Welcome Desk Opens
Four Seasons Ballroom Foyer

9:00 AM - SUMMIT BEGINS
Four Seasons Ballroom

9:00 AM - 9:30 AM - Opening Session - Welcome to the 2019 WBL Summit
Four Seasons Ballroom

Speaker: Lynn Shapiro Snyder, Founder & President, WBL Foundation, and National Health Care & Life Sciences Practice Leader, Epstein Becker Green
Join WBL Founder & President Lynn Shapiro Snyder for the kick-off of the WBL Summit! In this annual session, Lynn welcomes attendees to the Summit and sets the stage for the days to follow.

9:30 AM - 10:15 AM - Wednesday Morning Opening Session

10:15 AM - 10:45 AM - Networking Break
Four Seasons Ballroom Foyer

10:45 AM - 11:45 AM - Wednesday Morning Session

Speaker: Eve Burton, Senior Vice President and Chief Legal Officer, Hearst

11:45 AM - 12:30 PM - Speed Networking

Similar to speed dating, this speed networking session will pair you up with other attendees and allow you to network with each other in short intervals. Don't miss this opportunity to exchange business cards, share knowledge and insights on the current state of healthcare, and make connections the first day of the Summit!

12:30 PM - 2:00 PM - Networking Lunch
Pavilion

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM - Wednesday Afternoon Session

Moderator: Jodi Hubler, Managing Director, Lemhi Ventures

3:00 PM - 3:30 PM - Networking Break
Four Seasons Ballroom Foyer

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM - Commanding Influence Through Communication

Speaker: Jeanne Meserve, President, Shore Road Multimedia LLC and Director of Training, The Communication Center
Jeanne Meserve has had an impressive career as an Emmy and Peabody Award-winning anchor and correspondent for CNN and ABC News. Covering events of national and international significance, such as Hurricane Katrina and the death of Princess Diana, Jeanne has spent her career communicating for a living. She now travels the world as an Executive Communication Coach teaching others to be more effective, compelling communicators. Body language, tone, and inflection can have an enormous impact on whether and how your message is received. Jeanne will share practical techniques for developing a powerful presence and ensuring that you are heard. Whether you want to improve your in-person networking techniques, gain respect in a professional environment, position yourself for a new role or promotion, or break through barriers with your colleagues, this session will give you the tools to influence through effective communication.

4:30 PM - 6:00 PM - Break and Time for Private Meetings

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM - Membership Committee Meet-Up (invitation only)

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM - Sponsor Appreciation Reception (invitation only)
Pavilion

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM - Networking Dinner
Pavilion

This first dinner at the Summit is designed specifically to facilitate networking. Dinner will be served at stations, and we will encourage attendees to move about and meet new friends.

Thursday, March 14, 2019

6:30 AM - 7:30 AM - Exercise Session

Clear your mind and prepare for the Summit with a morning exercise session.

6:30 AM - 7:30 AM - Networking Walk

7:30 AM - 8:45 AM - Breakfast
LAW Restaurant

9:00 AM - 9:05 AM - Welcome to Day 2 of the 2019 Annual Summit
Four Seasons Ballroom

9:05 AM - 9:45 AM - Thursday Opening Session

Speaker: Jessica Harthcock, Founder & CEO, Utilize Health

9:45 AM - 10:30 AM - Thursday Morning Session

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM - Networking Break
Four Seasons Ballroom Foyer

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM - Thursday Morning Session

12:00 PM - 12:05 PM - Group Photo from the Podium

12:05 PM - 1:30 PM - Networking Lunch
Pavilion

1:30 PM - 2:45 PM - Peer Conferencing

2:45 PM - 3:00 PM - Networking Break
Four Seasons Ballroom Foyer

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM - Winning and Keeping Business

Speaker: Julie Hansen, Founder, Performance Sales & Training
Every day we find ourselves selling something – whether it’s an idea, a new piece of business, or maintaining an important relationship.  Maybe this is a professional role you’ve been thrust into without any past experience, or maybe you’ve spent half your career in sales.  Have you ever wondered whether you are employing the most effective tactics when it comes to selling yourself or your business?  Let Julie Hansen teach you how to sell without selling by building strong relationships and using natural aspects of your personality to develop rapport and trust. Based on her personal experience as an award-winning saleswoman and as a professional actress, Julie will help you learn how to be naturally persuasive by quickly establishing an emotional connection with customers and crafting a purposeful story that captures the client’s interest. You will walk away from this session with tangible strategies for being an effective saleswoman and building strong relationships that last.

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM - Break and Time for Private Meetings

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM - Advisory Board Meet-Up

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM - Networking Dinner
The Terrace

Friday, March 15, 2019

6:30 AM - 7:30 AM - Exercise Session

Clear your mind and prepare for the Summit with a morning exercise session.

6:30 AM - 7:30 AM - Networking Walk
Meet in Four Seasons Lobby

7:30 AM - 8:15 AM - Breakfast
LAW Restaurant

8:30 AM - 8:35 AM - Welcome to Day 3 of the 2019 Annual Summit
Four Seasons Ballroom

8:35 AM - 9:30 AM - How Exceptional Leaders Influence, Inspire, and Mentor

Speaker: Carla Harris, Vice Chairman, Managing Director, Morgan Stanley
Nothing is more integral to the success of your organization than who is on your team.  As a leader, how will you invest in their future, and keep them invested in your organization?  Carla Harris is Vice Chairman, Managing Director, and Senior Client Advisor at Morgan Stanley and author of Expect to Win and Strategize to Win, two books on how great leaders influence, inspire, and mentor.  Carla will share stories of her own missteps and victories, and how her “Pearls” of wisdom can translate into developing a pipeline of exceptional leadership.  Walk away from this session with a better idea of what it means to be a leader who inspires, what sets a great sponsor apart from a good mentor, and the kinds of strategies and advice that will make you a leader that others are proud to follow.

9:30 AM - 9:45 AM - Networking Break
Four Seasons Ballroom Foyer

9:45 AM - 10:30 AM - The Inspiration Equation

Speaker: Kathleen Ellmore, Managing Director, Engagys

10:30 AM  - SUMMIT CONCLUDES

 

*All session times, speakers, topics, and descriptions are subject to change