Join us for dynamic speakers, breakout sessions, roundtables and the best networking in the industry!
Monday, June 12th
12:00pm – 5:30pm
More information to come
4:30pm – 5:30pm
Annual Membership Meeting
The conference opens with the organization’s annual state of WithIt. Learn more about the organization and participate in dynamic networking exercise.
Opening Networking Reception
Join a group to network and dine at one of the fantastic restaurants in Greenville. Choose your group by the restaurant or the group. Either way, it will be a memorable evening.
Tuesday, June 13th
7:00am - 8:30am
7:00pm - 8:30pm
Enjoy a continental breakfast of coffee, bagels, pastries and fruit.
8:45am - 10:15am
Amid one of the most disruptive times in history, industry and workforce trends are changing daily. Generational viewpoints provide a fascinating lens to discern current and future realities- turning chaos into clarity.
In this forward-thinking session, national speaker and author Jessica Stollings-Holder will empower you with insights to understand and engage all generations and to partner with young professionals- known as GenZ- to prepare for a thriving future together.
Jessica Stollings-Holder is a national speaker, trainer, author and researcher who empowers leaders to think differently about differences and turn obstacles into opportunities.
She entered the speaking world through her groundbreaking work in generational diversity and inclusion. She has studied how to bridge gaps across generations for more than a decade, serving more than 100 clients in 32 states and delivering 400 keynotes and training events.
Jessica’s research findings have been spotlighted in trade publications serving business, education and human-resources professionals, including SHRM, Ragan/PR Daily and The Chronicle of Higher Education. Her work in partnership with a client sparked new experiential training honored as one of top 120 trainings in the world by Training Magazine.
10:15am - 10:30am
10:30am - 11:15am
“Building Bridges to Work Together”
11:15am - 11:25am
11:25am - 12:15pm
“The Path to Purchase: A Look at 2023 and Beyond”
Nicole Leinbach, Retail Minded
Nicole Leinbach from Retail Minded is back by popular demand to talk about the future of in-store retail and how we can give our multi-generational customers the purchase path they want. Nicole shares research and specific tools to help make you successful.
Nicole Leinbach is the Founder and Publisher of RetailMinded.com, a well-respected retail industry resource that has been recognized worldwide for its leading business insight since 2007. With a core concentration on independent retailers, small businesses, community, technology and how the various touchpoints of commerce influence modern merchants, Leinbach is a frequent guest and contributor to various media outlets that have included The Today Show, Forbes, Entreprenuer.com and countless B2B publications. Additionally, Leinbach has supported American Express’s Small Business Saturday as a Spokesperson and is the Author of the book “Retail 101: The Guide to Managing and Marketing Your Retail Business” from McGraw-Hill.
Recognized within the top 10 out 100 worldwide retail thought leaders since 2015 – including having held the #1 spot – and a retail “futurist” for IBM, Leinbach is also the Co-Founder of the Independent Retailer Conference. Additionally, in March 2022, Women’s Wear Daily recognized Leinbach as one of the most inspiring 25 women in retail. Based in Denver, Leinbach is a mom of 4 and 3 dogs.
12:30pm - 1:30pm
Mezzanine and Veranda
1:45pm - 2:30pm
2:30pm - 2:40pm
2:40pm - 3:25pm
Roundtable Discussions – First Session
3:25pm - 3:40pm
3:40pm - 4:30pm
Roundtable Discussions – Second Session
4:30pm - 6:00pm
6:00pm - 7:00pm
Themed Networking Reception
7:00pm - 10:00pm
Buffet dinner and fun after-party
Wednesday, June 14th
7:30am – 8:30am
Welcome Day 2
8:45am - 9:45am
“Inclusion in the Multi-Generational Workplace”
Jada Monica Drew
Jada is a highly acclaimed engaging facilitator and speaker who has trained thousands globally in how to communicate clearly, how to become more efficient members of a team and how to be more culturally competent. Serving as the lead consultant of Social Designs, Jada is the go-to person that organizations seek after to enhance the workplace environment by helping co-workers become unified with a sense of purpose and vision, which in turn boosts productivity, decreases workplace stress, and makes work an all around enjoyable environment to be in.
9:45am - 9:55am
9:55am - 10:55am
“Creating Culture: Developing an Intentional and Inclusive Workplace”