Answering a few FAQs about our SOLD OUT 2018 Leadership Conference on May 17th

Jen Dodd, Director of Education & Communications News, Stories

 

Team NLC can’t wait to see everyone next Thursday at the SOLD OUT 2018 Leadership Conference; our registered attendees are in for a great day of learning and networking (bring business cards)!

(We are still currently accepting people on a waiting list; if you’d like to join that list, please email us at info@nlctb.org. We’ll need your name, organization, title, email address and phone number.)

To ensure that our guests’ experiences are spectacular, we’re sharing some important information via our blog this week in the form of FAQs.

I just can’t wait; what time should I get there? We can’t wait to see you! Registration, networking, and the Exhibit Hall open at 8:00 am, and we’ve packed the schedule with incredible personal and professional development opportunities at every turn: Breakouts begin at 9:15 and 10:30. The Keynote with Dr. Tasha Eurich will start promptly at 12:00 noon. Tasha will be signing books (available for purchase at Leadership Conference) until 2:15 pm. Click here for a more detailed timeline.

Please don’t forget to check in at Registration upon arrival and then we hope you’ll tweet, ‘gram, and post your way through networking, both breakout sessions, the Keynote, and the post-Conference book signing.

Where am I going again? We’ll see you at the Tampa Convention Center again this year so we can accommodate 6 breakouts PLUS a keynote—and almost 700 of you! TCC is located at 333 S Franklin St, Tampa, FL 33602.

Parking’s on us! NLC is happy to pick up the tab for parking for everyone attending Leadership Conference. Be sure to pick up your voucher at registration; this will cover your parking fee. Simply enter the chaser ticket at the gate as you exit the garage in your car. And here’s an insider tip: while parking in the TCC lot at 333 S. Franklin Street is fine, you might find that parking in the South Regional Garage at 301 Channelside Drive will be easier.

Directions to the South Regional Garage:

From the North:
Take I-275 South, Take Exit 44 toward Downtown-West, Merge onto N. Ashley Dr., Turn Left onto Jackson St., Turn Right onto Tampa St., Turn Left onto Whiting St., Turn Right onto Franklin St., Turn Left onto Channelside Dr., Turn Right onto Florida Ave.

From the West (Pinellas):
Take I-275 North, Take Exit 44 toward Downtown-East/West, Take the Ashley ramp toward Downtown-West/Tampa St., Merge onto N. Ashley Dr., Turn Left onto Jackson St., Turn Right onto Tampa St., Turn Left onto Whiting St., Turn Right onto Franklin St., Turn Left onto Channelside Dr., Turn Right onto Florida Ave.

And to the TCC garage:

From the North:
Take I-275 South, Take Exit 44 toward Downtown-West, Merge onto N. Ashley Dr., Turn Left onto Jackson St., Turn Right onto Tampa St.

From the West (Pinellas):
Take I-275 North, Take Exit 44 toward Downtown-East/West, Take the Ashley ramp toward Downtown-West/Tampa St., Merge onto N. Ashley Dr., Turn Left onto Jackson St., Turn Right onto Tampa St. 

Where’s my seat? You’ll have seats, plural, actually. This is no sit-in-one-spot-for-hours event! You’ll have the chance to move between the Exhibit Hall, breakout rooms, and the ballroom over the course of the day.

Choose any seat you like at your breakout sessions.

When it comes time for the Keynote luncheon, we’re pleased to be able to offer individual ticket holders increased flexibility: You can sit with whomever you like at any table designated “General Seating.”

Sponsor Guests and teams who bought 10 tickets, please be sure to ask for your Keynote table assignment at Registration.

You’re going to have the chance to network with so many more people! We’ve built a schedule that’s sure to bring you into contact with a maximum number of new people! Please wear your company name tag, bring a stock of business cards, and use the 10/5 rule to really cement these new connections. (You remember this from our 2016 Leadership Conference with Shawn Achor, right? At 10 feet make eye contact and smile; at 5 feet offer simple and warm greeting.)

What’s to eat? There will be coffee, tea, water, and snacks in the Exhibit Hall by the time you take your first networking break. We’ll all enjoy lunch together in the ballroom at noon. You’ll enjoy a hearty and healthy entrée salad and a sweet treat, thanks to Florida Blue and My Benefit Partners, our lunch and dessert sponsors. If you would like the vegan/gluten free option for your meal, please alert a volunteer when you check in at registration.

Join the fun—and share it! We’d love it if you would post to social media, tagging your company and us (@NLCTB, @TashaEurich). Photos are always appreciated. Please do use our hashtags: #2018NLCTB, #metaskills, and #TimeWellSpent. Have fun with it! Selfies are wholeheartedly encouraged.

I’m bummed; something has come up and I can’t make it – what should I do? We’ll miss you, but thanks for thinking to let us know! You may send someone in your place. Please call our office at 813-287-8779 and provide their information as soon as possible. If you need to make a change the day of, please have your replacement guest see anyone at registration. As noted during registration, no refunds or program credits are available.

Anything else I should know? Good question! A few things to remember: bring business cards for networking and the Year of Training drawing; the facility may be chilly so bring a jacket; and don’t forget that you can purchase Tasha’s book—and have it signed—onsite. You might also want to bring a power charger for your phone; sharing your insights and new connections can really run through a charge!

I know it’s going to be great; how can I share my thoughts with you? We sure do like having people like you join us! You’ll have a chance to fill out an evaluation for each of your 2 chosen breakout sessions and the overall Conference. We love your feedback and can’t wait to hear what you liked best and any ideas on how we can make it even better next year.

If you have any other questions, please let us know. See you on Thursday, May 17th!