Thursday, November 1, 2018

TIME EVENT / SESSION LOCATION ROOM CAPACITY
7:30a – 3p Registration & Information Desk Main Entry Foyer  
7:30a – 9a Continental Breakfast Upper Foyer – Front  
8:30a – 10a OPENING PLENARY
Annette Booker
Process Integration Engineer
Samsung Austin Semiconductor
Omni EF 250
10a – 10:15a Exhibit Hall Break  
10:15a – 11:15a LEADERSHIP – THE CHALLENGE
It Starts With You
Michele Lau Torres
Performance Management & OD Manager City of Austin
Southpark A 40
10:15a – 11:15a WISDOM AND WEALTH
Juanita Stephens
Financial Planner
JStephens Wealth Management
Southpark B 40
10:15a – 11:15a HOW GENTRIFICATION SAVED MY LIFE – Socar Chatmon-Thomas, Real Estate Agent,  Broker & Consultant Conference Center 60
11:15a – 11:45a  Exhibit Hall Break
11:45a – 1:30p EDUCATIONAL LUNCHEON
Sanya Richards-Ross, Olympic Track
 Omni ABCD  300
1:30p – 1:45p Exhibit Hall Break
1:45p – 2:30p The Role of the Food Bank in Our Communities
Derrick Chubbs
Central Texas Food Bank
 Southpark A  40
1:45p – 2:30p Still Here, Vibrant and Alive: Living in Austins’s African Diaspora
Anita Roberts
President & CEO of AMC Publishing
Southpark B 40
1:45p – 2:30p Faith Based Leaders
Panel
 discussion – Partnering with Public Administration
Kenneth Thompson, KAZI Radio HostPanelist:
Pastor Edward Fleming
Olivet Baptist ChurchReverend Daryl Horton
Mt. Zion Baptist Church

Pastor Arthur L. Sneed, II
South Austin Community Church

Conference Center 60
2:30p – 2:45p Exhibit Hall Break
2:45p – 3:30p DEVELOPING OUR WE
Ronnie Russell CEO & President of Texas Black Pages
 Southpark A  40
2:45p – 3:30p LEADERSHIP LEGACIES: WHAT 4 GREAT PRESIDENTS CAN TEACH US ABOUT BOLD LEADERSHIP – Patricia Hayes JD, PVH Consulting Group Southpark B 40
2:45p – 3:30p Revamping Your Community Through Performance Management
Dominic Ross, City of Dallas
Conference Center 60
3:30p – 3:45p Exhibit Hall Break
 
3:45p – 5p GENERAL SESSION

Concrete vs Glass: Women of Color Discuss Career Ceilings
Moderator: Kenneth Thompson, KAZI Radio Host

Panelists:
Tam Reed-Hawkins
President & CEO
Greater Austin Black Chamber of Commerce

Stephanie Hayden
Director Austin Public Health
City of Austin

Joya Hayes
Director of Human Resources
City of Austin

Veronica Briseno-Lara
Director Small & Minority Business Resources
City of Austin

Raquel Daniels
Senior Manager of Diversity and Inclusion
Southwest Airlines

Major Rhonda Lawson
Texas Department Emergency Management
Texas Department of Public Safety

OMNI EF 250
7p – 11p PRESIDENT’S RECEPTION The Oaks 100

Friday, November 2, 2018

TIME EVENT / SESSION LOCATION ROOM CAPACITY
7:30a – 3p Registration & Information Desk Main Entry Foyer  
7:30a – 9a Continental Breakfast Upper Foyer – Front  
8a – 12p Health Fair/Vendors Lower Foyer  
8:30a – 10a OPENING SESSION
Alexander Porter, Attorney
Omni EF 250
10a – 10:15a Exhibit Hall Break
10:15a – 11a Advancing Equity
Brion Oaks
Chief Equity Officer
City of Austin
Southpark A 40
10:15a – 11a How Government Can Foster Creative Arts Economic Development
Simone Wilson
Music & Entertainment Division
City of Austin, Economic Development
Southpark B 40
10:15a – 11a Financial Success is Achieved by Choice, Not by Chance
Eric Anderson
CEO, Owner, Anderson Financial Consulting
Conference Center 60
11a – 11:15a Exhibit Hall Break
11:15a – 12p Serving the Community:  Are You Chosen?
Winston Williams
Executive Director
Capitol City Black Film Festival & CEO of PS Focus
Southpark A 40
11:15a – 12p Why Maxine Waters is our Favorite Auntie: Bridging the Gap Between Millennials and Everyone Else
Stephanie Bension, Motivational Speaker, Poet and Performer
Southpark B 40
11:15a – 12p Tales from a Recoving Elected Official
Daniel Guerrero
Professor
Texas State University
Conference Center 60
12p – 12:15p Exhibit Hall Break
12:15 – 2:15p MARKS OF EXCELLENCE LUNCHEON
Dr. Gregory Vincent
Expert on Civil Rights, Social Justice and Campus Culture
Omni ABCD 300
2:15p – 2:30p Exhibit Hall Break
2:30p – 4:00p CITY MANAGERS PANEL

Moderator:  Kenneth Williams, City Manager
City of Buda

Panelist:
Spencer Cronk, City of Austin
Laurie Hadley, City of Rock Rock
Odis Jones, City of Hutto
Bert Lumbreras, City of San Marcos

OMNI EF 250