MEETINGS & EVENTS

2017 Conference Schedule

Whatever your apartment housing role, our conference sessions are designed to help you learn and grow! Explore the full schedule below, or use the filters to narrow it down by session type or conference day. To see the track in which the session belongs, simply expand it using the "+" symbol. 

Wednesday, June 21

4:30PM
5:30PM
The Power of Marketing

Room: Thomas Murphy Ballroom

Dawn Hudson, the chief marketing officer of the NFL and the former president and CEO of Pepsi-Cola North America, is arguably the most important female marketer in sports. A veteran marketing and advertising executive, she has more than 20 years of strategic brand-building experience behind some of the world’s best-known brands. Listed as one of Fortune’s “50 Most Powerful Women in Business,” Hudson is an expert on marketing, business, innovation, and branding.

Speakers

Name: 
Dawn Hudson
Job Title: 
Chief Marketing Officer
Company: 
NFL
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Thursday, June 22

8:45AM
9:45AM
Viral Business: Inspiring Customer Loyalty

Room: B312 - B314

Why have thousands of customers from around the world chosen to get the Johnny Cupcakes logos tattooed on their bodies? And how does Johnny get hundreds of people to camp outside his fake bakeries? Over the past decade, Johnny Cupcakes, founded by Johnny Earle, has grown to a multi-million dollar, highly exclusive t-shirt brand driven by a community of world-wide collectors. Johnny shares his story of how he took his t-shirt brand from the trunk of his rusty car at age 19, with a learning disability, to some of the world’s most sought after retail locations.

Speakers

Name: 
Johnny Earle
Job Title: 
Founder
Company: 
Johnny Cupcakes
10:00AM
11:00AM
Achieving Business Success in Male-Dominated Industries

Room: B312 - B314

Manjit Minhas is an entrepreneur and judge on CBC's Dragons' Den who shares business lessons with equal parts force and finesse. Minhas runs a $155 million brewery—the 10th largest worldwide—that she helped build from scratch. Her unprecedented success demolished stereotypes, surprised her competitors, and cleared a path for entrepreneurs of every age and gender.

Speakers

Name: 
Manjit Minhas
Job Title: 
Entrepreneur
11:15AM
12:15PM
Design Thinking at Work
How to Cultivate Creativity and Entrepreneurship

Room: B312 - B314

Sarah Prevette is a rising young entrepreneur and innovative business leader. She's founded multiple successful start-ups and now wants to use her knowledge to empower the next generation of creators with the Future Design School. She speaks on the subject of engineering creativity and innovation in a workplace culture, and is one of the hosts of a new reality show about helping new entrepreneurs on Oxygen called Quit Your Day Job. Easily one of the most charming and likeable people you'll ever meet, Sarah talks about borrowing ideas from the world of design and some of the most successful entrepreneurs of the last decade to find success.
 

Speakers

Name: 
Sarah Prevette
Job Title: 
Reality TV Show Host
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