Experience 2019 Lineup

Experience 2019 begins June 6 with a cocktail kickoff at Blue 5 (4:30-7 p.m.) and the full conference, The Future of Leadership, is June 7 (7 a.m.-5 p.m.) at the Taubman Museum of Art in Roanoke.

The conference includes plenty of sessions that will help you develop as a leader, plus networking and outdoor events to help you get even more engaged in the community. A ticket — just $65 — gets you into everything listed.

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Future of Leadership in Roanoke

Dr. Michael Friedlander is in the KNOW when it comes to the future of life science research and technology in the Roanoke Region. He’ll prepare you for changes coming our way that will impact our community.

The Invisible Leader

zach mercurio invisible leaderHave you ever sat in your work space wondering “what am I doing here?” Zach Mercurio, author of The Invisible Leader, discusses how purpose-led people and organizations are productive because they believe in the story or impact their work has on the end user.

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Workspaces That Inspire

Use the power of design to create workspaces that inspire. We’ll get the inside scoop on the future of home offices, and how to design any space for function and beauty to improve productivity from New York designer Nicholas Ratcliff.

Trending in Career Development: Personalized Learning

erin lockett experienceLet’s go back to school! It might be a little different than you remember. Understanding the future of K-12 education is important because soon, we will be working with, and for these young leaders.

Blockchain in the ER? The Future of Healthcare Starts with You

keel coleman experienceGet an insider’s guide to how you can get the best experience out of a doctor’s visit. Walk through what medical professionals need to give the best diagnoses. (Having those conversations isn’t easy; this can be a great step in learning how to have tough talks in all aspects of your life.)

Redesigning Workspaces to Improve Performance

Steelcase uses data-driven research to redesign business spaces creating a positive effect on work performance. They offer personal coaching and help each business adapt their space to nurture the needs of their employees to improve future productivity. How can you change your space?

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The Key to Workplace Success? Adaptability

jeff smith experience speakerHow many times have you pivoted in your career already? The ability to adapt and change is more than just agility on your feet; it’s a skill that can make you a great leader. With the constant change, adaptability in the workplace is key to future success.

How to Get Buy In, Management Approval, (and Recognition) for Your Projects

dave rohrer business of digital podcastAs a young professional, have you struggled to have your project ideas accepted or even worse, had a project killed in the middle? Dave Rohrer of The Business of Digital Podcast will guide you through gaining buy-in, getting approval, aligning goals, and engaging your team for project success.

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Disc Golf at Highland Park

Meet Tim Pohlad-Thomas after conference programming is over Thursday evening and walk with a group to Highland Park where you will play a round of disc golf before returning back to the conference venue.

  • When: Thursday, June 6 from 6:30–8:30 p.m.
  • Where: Highland Park (1.5 mile walk each way)
  • Thanks: Roanoke Disc Golf Club

Hike to Mill Mountain Star

Tim Pohlad-Thomas will lead a hike up Mill Mountain to the Star. After the hike, we will keep the party going at Five Points Music Sanctuary.

  • When: Friday, June 7 from 5:45-7:45 p.m.
  • Where: Mill Mountain Park (2.1 miles each way)

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Jazz Reception

The Roanoke Symphony Orchestra and Jefferson Center present a Jazz Reception for Experience Conference attendees. Enjoy live jazz, drinks, and conversation in one of the city’s most interesting downtown venues. This event is free to all conference attendees.

  • When: Thursday, June 6 from 7–8:30 p.m.
  • Where: RSO Green Room (128 E. Campbell Ave)

Cheick Hamala Diabete

Cheick (pronounced “shake”) Hamala Diabate, is a West African historian in the Griot tradition, and a world-recognized master of the ngoni, a Malian traditional instrument. A sought after performer, lecturer, storyteller, and choreographer throughout Africa, Europe, Asia, and Canada, Cheick Hamala began touring in the U.S.in 1995.

  • When: Friday, June 7 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Where: 5 Points Music Sanctuary (1217 Maple Ave. SW, Roanoke)
  • Tickets: Get them here
  • Thanks & Special Offer: 5 Points Music is offering 2 tickets for the price of 1 to anyone who arrives with a name tag from Experience