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NETWORKING OPPORTUNITIES

Networking is an essential part of advancing your career. The Symposium gives you multiple opportunities to connect with others, be vocal about your interests and career goals, and build relationships with people you might not otherwise have met.

 



MATCH GAME
SOLUTIONS CENTER
GRAND PRIZE GAME

A fun conference game to help you make connections!  Each attendee will receive a button with a number combination on it. Your goal…find the person with the matching combination!  80 Winners (40 matches) will receive a $25 gift card.

With more than 200+ booths in the Solutions Center you can gain a wealth of knowledge by just visiting with the exhibiting companies about their products and services.  Whether you’re in the market today or not, learning about new technologies, innovations and resources can truly make you #HRSTRONGER!

Will you be one of two lucky people who wins? Visit the designated booths in the Solutions Center to collect the required stickers and to learn about new products and services. You could be the next winner!

     
     
RELATIONSHIP HUBS
PRACTITIONER DAY
UNIQUE SESSIONS

Comfortably furnished areas in the Solutions Center provide a place to relax a little and catch up with your colleagues and friends.  Share information on the sessions you’ve attended and the many great things you are learning! 

A day dedicated to celebrating the HR Profession!  Come learn best-in-class practices, procedures, tools and guidelines from seasoned HR Practitioners on Friday, May 11th.  Get the knowledge and solutions you need to advance your career to the next level.  Plus, there’s no better time or place to build your HR relationships!

UNIQUE Sessions offer you the opportunity to participate in interactive and experiential learning.  These sessions include a wide variety of activities to ensure participants become challenged and personally engaged in the learning process.

     
   
PHOTO BOOTH
 RECEPTION  

Grab your friends for a picture!  Select from one of four fun and exciting backgrounds and take home a permanent keepsake of your time at this year's Symposium!

Join us in the Solutions Center on Wednesday afternoon from 4:30 – 6:00 pm for complimentary beverages, hors d’oeuvres, games and entertainment.  It’s the best of the Solutions Center – and you won’t want to miss it!


  



NEVER EAT ALONE

Here are a list of times that food and beverages will be supplied throughout the Symposium.  Take time to meet up with colleagues and friends, or make new ones.  At Symposium you NEVER HAVE TO EAT ALONE!

WEDNESDAY, MAY 9
6:30 - 8:00 am Continental Breakfast in the Knowledge Community
11:30 am - 12:30 pm Lunch in the Solutions Center
1:45 - 2:00 pm Beverage Break in the Knowledge Community
3:00 - 3:15 pm Beverage Break in the Knowledge Community
4:30 - 6:00 pm
Reception in the Solutions Center
 
THURSDAY, MAY 10
6:30 - 8:30 am Continental Breakfast in the Knowledge Community (food and beverages)
8:00 - 8:15 am Beverage Break in the Knowledge Community
9:15 - 9:30 am Beverage Break in the Knowledge Community
11:30 am - 1:00 pm Lunch and Keynote Speaker in the Knowledge Arena
1:00 - 2:30 pm Dessert in the Solutions Center
3:45 - 4:00 pm Beverage & Snack Break in the Knowledge Community
  
FRIDAY, MAY 11
6:30 - 8:00 am Continental Breakfast in the Knowledge Community
8:45 - 9:00 am Beverage Break in the Knowledge Community
10:15 - 10:30 am Beverage Break in the Knowledge Community
11:45 am - 12:15 pm Light Lunch in the Knowledge Community

OTHER FUN EXPERIENCES YOU’LL WANT TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF
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BOOKSTORE
RELAXATION STATION
IN-IT-2-WIN-IT GAME

The bookstore is an important way to compliment your conference experience and continue your learning after the show.

Stop by and treat yourself to a seated upper-body massage. Melt away the classic tension areas to help you remain refreshed, alert and energized throughout the day.

Top your conference experience off with a $100 AMERICAN EXPRESS Gift Card! Twenty winners will be drawn from the pool of attendees in the last series of sessions (12:15 - 1:30 pm on Friday).

More Chances to Win Fabulous Prizes
Visit the Solutions Center to register for fabulous prizes! Sponsors and Exhibitors offer many opportunities to win for simply stopping by to learn about their products and services. Make sure you drop your business card or have your badge scanned to be entered in the drawings.

ADDITIONAL CONFERENCE RESOURCES
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CHARGING STATIONS
NURSING MOTHER'S LOUNGE
FOOD SENSITIVITIES

Need to charge your electronic devices? Look no further than the Solutions Center Relationship Hubs. Each of the 4 Relationship Hubs will be equipped with a charging station to recharge your phone or tablet in record time!

We know how hard it is to be a nursing mom and to find a place to nurse/pump while attending conferences. The Gulf Coast Symposium is now offering a private and secure suite for nursing mother's needs.

We offer REGULAR, GLUTEN-FREE and VEGETARIAN meals at the conference. Please let us know on your registration form which option will best fit your dietary needs. We will make every effort to accommodate your food sensitivities; options are limited.