All symposium events will be taking place at the Gaylord Opryland Convention Center unless otherwise noted.

Symposium: August 28-31, 2018

Pre-Symposium Workshops: August 27, 2018

VPPPA Expo: August 28-31, 2018

Location: Nashville, Tennessee

Venue: Gaylord Opryland Convention Center

 

Monday, August 27, 2018 – Pre-Symposium Day

7:00 am – 3:00 pm            Registration

8:00 am – 5:00 pm            Pre-Symposium Workshops

 

Tuesday, August 28, 2018 – Symposium’s Official 1st Day

7:00 am – 5:00 pm            Registration

7:00 am – 8:30 am            Labor & Management Open Forum

7:30 am - 8:00 am            Member Services Workshop

8:00 am – 8:30 am            First Timer’s Workshop

8:30 am – 9:00 am            Mobile App Demonstration

9:15 am – 10:00 am          Annual Meeting of the Membership

10:15 am – 12:30 pm        Opening General Session Part 1

12:30 pm – 1:30 pm          Lunch

2:00 pm – 3:30 pm           Opening General Session Part 2

4:00 pm – 5:00 pm           Regional Networking Meetings

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm           Grand Opening of Exhibit Hall & Reception

 

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

7:00 am – 4:00 pm            Registration

8:00 am – 9:00 am            Workshops

9:00 am – 3:30 pm            Exhibit Hall Open

10:30 am – 11:30 am        Workshops

11:30 am – 1:00 pm          Lunch

11:30 am - 1:30 pm           VPPPA Board of Directors Voting Open

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm           Workshops

2:00 pm - 3:30 pm            Afternoon Break 

3:30 pm – 4:30 pm           Workshops

 

Thursday, August 30, 2018

8:00 am – 3:00 pm            Registration

8:30 am – 9:30 am            Workshops

9:30 am – 1:30 pm            Exhibit Hall Open

11:00 am – 12:00 pm        Workshops

11:30 am - 1:30 pm           VPPPA Board of Directors Voting Open

12:00 pm – 1:30 pm          Lunch

1:30 pm – 2:30 pm           Workshops

2:30 pm – 3:00 pm           Afternoon Break

3:00 pm – 4:00 pm           Workshops

6:00 pm – 9:00 pm           Casino Night Reception

 

Friday, August 31, 2018

8:00 am – 10:00 am          Information Counter Badge Pick Up  

8:30 am – 9:30 am            Workshops

9:45 am – 10:45 am          Workshops

11:00 am – 12:30 pm        Closing General Session

Keynote Speaker: Jim Morris