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Conference Agenda

pkd09

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Has anyone looked close at the agenda for conference? On Monday there is an Upper Level Dinner and Tuesday night there is a Chief Executive Celebration of Excellence (Invitation Only). Does not appear to be a Executive Director Banquet for everyone. I do see on Wednesday there is a afternoon Team Time With Your Executive Director (after lunch).

I also noticed that General/Recognition Sessions are shorter....no more 2 1/2 hours. Workshops are only 1 hour and only 3 of them.

I do not see any mention of the times for Merrill to be open, Mystery Boxes, etc.

This is going to be a really new style of Conference. Regardless, I am always sooooo excited to register and attend.
 

Becca_in_MD

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No dinners this year, not even your Exec Banquet. Just that afternoon time with your Exec. It does look like fewer workshops and possibly shorter time for them. Last year they tried the shorter workshop length and I guess they got positive feedback on it. I'm surprised that there's still so much recognition time in general sessions. I thought with the new career plan they wouldn't spend as much time on it. And, it seems like everyone complains every year about having to sit there for so long while they do all of the promotions and TPC/Execellence Awards. Maybe there won't be as many consultant speakers. It will sure be interesting to see how it all comes together.

I, too, didn't see anything about Merrill hours or product showcase. I hope they stick with what they did last year of announcing the new products on the first day and then having product showcase open for the rest of conference. In general Merrill etc. are not open when general sessions or workshops are in session.

I'm bummed b/c on Easter I overheard my BIL ask my in-laws about July b/c he's going to the beach when they're going away as well. Turns out they're all going away the week of conference so I may not have coverage for my kids. Never mind that I'm selling my house and not sure where I'll be living in July.
 

ChefBeckyD

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No dinners this year, not even your Exec Banquet. Just that afternoon time with your Exec. It does look like fewer workshops and possibly shorter time for them. Last year they tried the shorter workshop length and I guess they got positive feedback on it. I'm surprised that there's still so much recognition time in general sessions. I thought with the new career plan they wouldn't spend as much time on it. And, it seems like everyone complains every year about having to sit there for so long while they do all of the promotions and TPC/Execellence Awards. Maybe there won't be as many consultant speakers. It will sure be interesting to see how it all comes together.

I, too, didn't see anything about Merrill hours or product showcase. I hope they stick with what they did last year of announcing the new products on the first day and then having product showcase open for the rest of conference. In general Merrill etc. are not open when general sessions or workshops are in session.

I'm bummed b/c on Easter I overheard my BIL ask my in-laws about July b/c he's going to the beach when they're going away as well. Turns out they're all going away the week of conference so I may not have coverage for my kids. Never mind that I'm selling my house and not sure where I'll be living in July.



I was surprised at first too - but when I thought about it, I realized that we are used to 3 waves, with recognition for a 1/3 of the company, and this is EVERYONE!
 

Becca_in_MD

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So true!

They're going to have to parade the new directors across the stage. They could barely fit them all on the stage for a group photo in one wave.
 

pkd09

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Also....no HO tours! They are having a VIRTUAL tour on Monday from 10-5 only. I knew changes had to be made with all 3 waves in one conference. One hour in a workshop is not going to give time for a lot of questions.
 

pampered1224

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On Monday it says 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. - Registration, Treasure Hunt & Merrill
So there is your Merrill. Apparently they may be open otherwise but they will be there all day Monday.
 

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