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2017
Friday, March 31st
8:00 AM

Breakfast

Hall of Fame

8:00 AM

Registration

Courtyard Entrance

8:00 AM

9:00 AM

Welcome Address: Dr. Abraham Pizam, Dean, Rosen College of Hospitality Management

Abraham Pizam, University of Central Florida

Darden Auditorium

9:00 AM

9:30 AM

Opening Keynote Address: Salli Setta, President, Red Lobster (CMP Credit: 1 CE)

Salli Setta

Darden Auditorium

9:30 AM

10:15 AM

Refreshment Break

Darden Auditorium Breezeway

10:15 AM

10:30 AM

Morning Keynote Address: Mary Lynn Clark, President, Wyndham Vacation Rentals North America (CMP Credit: 1 CE)

Mary Lynn Clark

Darden Auditorium

10:30 AM

11:15 AM

Morning Keynote: Dr. Maria Cristina Santana, Associate Professor and Program Director for UCF Women's and Gender Studies

Maria Cristina Santana, University of Central Florida

Darden Auditorium

11:15 AM

12:00 PM

Buffet Lunch with Career Counseling

Disney Dining Room

12:00 PM

12:45 PM

"Speed" Career Counseling Sessions

Student Lounge

12:45 PM

1:30 PM

Panel Discussion, Moderated by Dr. Amy Gregory (CMP Credit: 1 CE)

Melissa Boutwell
Carolina Lacerda
Eris Sims

Darden Auditorium

1:30 PM - 2:15 PM

2:20 PM

Afternoon Keynote: Alpana Singh, Master Sommelier, Restauranteur and Television Host (CMP Credit: 1 CE)

Alpana Singh

Darden Auditorium

2:20 PM

3:15 PM

Refreshment Break

Hall of Fame

3:15 PM

3:30 PM

Concurrent Early-Mid Career Workshop 1: Risk Taking and Early Career Success with Elizabeth Espinosa (CMP Credit: 1 CE)

Elizabeth Espinosa

Classroom 106

3:30 PM

Concurrent Early-Mid Career Workshop 2: The Importance of Ethical Behavior & Reputation Building: How Ethics Shape your Reputation, Career, and the Industry with Nikole Fridenmaker (CMP Credit: 1 CE)

Nikole Fridenmaker

Classroom 103

3:30 PM

Concurrent Mid-Late Career Workshop 1: Managing Your Career for the Next Best Opportunity with Lillie Espinosa (CMP Credit: 1 CE)

Lillie Espinosa

Classroom 104

3:30 PM

Concurrent Mid-Late Career Workshop 2: Contemporary Women’s Leadership in the Hospitality Industry with Barbara Bowden and Thea Sargent (CMP Credit: 1 CE)

Barbara Bowden
Thea Sargent

Classroom 105

3:30 PM

4:30 PM

Networking Reception

Inner Courtyard

4:30 PM