Program Schedule

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Power Up! with Get Smart 2018

Join Women Communicators of Austin on Friday, October 26, 2018. Join fellow communicators for this half-day professional development conference exploring concepts and tools to boost business and achieve personal success. 





with speakers, master classes, one-on-one mentoring, and after-party networking.

12:30 p.m. – 1:15 p.m. Registration and buffet lunch
1:15 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Welcome
1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Keynote Speech: Dr. Colette Pierce Burnette
The Power of The Circle
2:45 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Session I: Lolis Garcia-Baab
Branding and Crisis Communications: Adapting to Changing Times
Master Class I: Amanda Quraishi, Digital Centership Conservatory
Leading Online Spaces from the Center
3:45 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Session II: Entrepreneurship Panel
Session Two: You 2.0: From Beta to Launch
Master Class II: Monica Maldonado-Williams, GivingCity Austin
Next Steps for Freelance Success
4:45 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Session III: Rachel Truair
Are You a Trailblazer or Bricklayer? Practical Knowledge for Discovering Your Path & Paving the Way
Master Class III: WCA Mentoring: Resume, Elevator Pitch Speed Review
5:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Closing Pep Rally: Y'all We Asian improv group
"Yes And ...": Improv for developing core skills
6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Networking Hour