Conference Schedule

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2018 Conference Schedule Overview
Please note: All times, locations and topics are subject to change
Wednesday, March 21
8:00 a.m. -2:30 p.m.Tour - Naval Air Station Fallon "Top Gun" (ticket required, includes lunch) 
3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.Registration Area Open
6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.WAI Chapter Reception (ticket required / by invitation only)
Thursday, March 22
8: 00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.Tour - Lake Tahoe/Virginia City (ticket required, includes lunch) 
8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.Registration Open
8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.WAI Chapter Leadership Workshop
8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.Professional Development Seminar - "The Foundation of Accomplishment" (ticket required)
9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.Minute Mentoring (preregistration required)
9:00 a.m. - noonAerospace Educators' Workshop (preregistration required)
10:00 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.New Members Coffee (ticket required / by invitation only)
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.Professional Development Seminar - "Leading With a Coach Approach" (ticket required)
11:00 a.m. - noonAnnual WAI Membership Meeting
12:50 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.Exhibits Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
1:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.Exhibit Hall Open
2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.Professional Development Seminar - "Resume Writing and Interview Prep" (ticket required)
2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Build Chapter Partnerships - Fundraise Like a Pro
4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.Networking 101 for Students
6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.WAI Connect Reception (ticket required)
8:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.Jazz Band Hangar Dance
Friday, March 23
7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.Yoga Class (preregistration required)
8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.Registration Open (closed during luncheon)
9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.Opening General Session
10:45 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.How to Start a WAI Chapter
10:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.Exhibit Hall Open (closed during luncheon)
Noon - 1:30 p.m.Luncheon (ticket required)
1:45 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.Education Sessions
5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.Young Professionals Reception  (ticket required)
7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.Tapping into the Drone Market (open to the public)
Saturday, March 24
7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.Zumba Class (preregistration required)
8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.Registration Open
9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.General Session
9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.Girls in Aviation Day Reno Program (pre-registration required)
10:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.Exhibit Hall Open
11:00 a.m. - 11:50 a.m.Meet & Mingle with the WAI Board
1:45 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.Education Sessions
5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.Pioneer Hall of Fame Ceremony & Awards 
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.Celebration Dinner (ticket required)

 

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