All symposium events will be taking place at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center unless otherwise noted.

Symposium: August 29-September 1, 2017

Pre-Symposium Workshops: August 28, 2017

VPPPA Expo: August 29-31, 2017

Location: New Orleans, LA

Venue: Ernest N. Morial Convention Center

 

Monday, August 28, 2017 – Pre-Symposium Day

7:00 am – 3:00 pm            Registration

8:00 am – 5:00 pm            Pre-Symposium Workshops

 

Tuesday, August 29, 2017 – Symposium’s Official 1st Day

7:00 am – 5:00 pm            Registration

7:00 am – 8:30 am            Labor & Management Open Forum

8:00 am – 8:30 am            First Timer’s Workshop

8:30 am – 9:00 am            Mobile App Demonstration

9:15 am – 10:00 am          Annual Meeting of the Membership

10:15 am – 12:30 pm        Opening General Session Part 1

12:30 pm – 1:30 pm          Lunch

2:00 pm – 3:30 pm           Opening General Session Part 2

Keynote Speaker: Dan Clark 

4:00 pm – 5:00 pm           Workshops

5:00 pm – 7:00 pm           Grand Opening of Exhibit Hall & Reception

 

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

7:00 am – 4:00 pm            Registration

8:00 am – 9:00 am            Workshops

9:00 am – 10:00 am          Exhibit Hall Open

10:30 am – 11:30 am        Regional Networking Meetings

11:30 am – 1:00 pm          Lunch

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm           Workshops

2:00 pm – 3:30 pm           Exhibit Hall Open

3:30 pm – 4:30 pm           Workshops

 

Thursday, August 31, 2017

8:00 am – 4:00 pm            Registration

8:30 am – 9:30 am            Workshops

9:30 am – 11:00 am          Exhibit Hall Open

11:00 am – 12:00 pm        Workshops

12:00 pm – 1:30 pm          Lunch

1:30 pm – 2:30 pm           Workshops

2:30 pm – 3:00 pm           Afternoon Break

3:00 pm – 4:00 pm           Workshops

6:00 pm – 9:00 pm           Casino Night Reception (will take place at the New Orleans Marriott) 

 

Friday, September 1, 2017

8:00 am – 10:00 am          Registration 

8:30 am – 9:30 am            Workshops

9:45 am – 10:45 am          Workshops

11:00 am – 12:30 pm        Closing General Session

Keynote Speaker: Jeff “Odie” Espenship