Details of MACE/LACE Summer 2019 Conference Agenda:
We have finalized our proposal selections to offer you a worthwhile, informative, and fun experience with us this summer.
Wednesday, July 17th
Pre-Conference Networking Social, 6:00 – 8:00pm
Margaritaville, Biloxi, MS
Thursday, July 18th
Registration/Breakfast Buffet, 8:00 – 9:30am
Welcome, 9:30 – 10:00am
Opening Keynote, 10:00 – 11:30am
Elle Overholt, Founder and Lead Consultant for FORTH, will share her presentation -- Articulating Your Personal Brand to Master Networking and Job Placement
Networking Break, 11:30 – 11:45am
Lunch and Awards, 11:45am – 1:30pm
Concurrent Sessions, 1:45 – 2:45pm
Career Champions: Leveraging Your Campus Partners to Expand Your Scope, Courtney Frost, Louisiana State University
Looks Count: A Bet on Student Success through the JSU Tiger Career Closet, Dr. Lashanda Jordan and Dr. LaVenita Cottrell, Jackson State University
Concurrent Sessions, 3:00 – 4:00pm
Security Industry Career Opportunities, Ron Martin, ASIS International
Creating a Community of Practice for Internships and Experiential Learning, Dr. Kristina Phillips and Wesley Dickens, The University of Mississippi
Business Meetings, 4:15 – 5:00pm
Evening Social, 6:30 – 8:00pm
Gulf View Social: Join us pool side at the Beau Rivage for an evening of fun, food and drinks! Take in the cool gulf breezes as we overlook the water while partying under the stars. Bring your dancing shoes and get ready to strut your stuff with live music from Unfazed!
Friday, July 19th
Breakfast, 8:00 – 9:00am
Concurrent Sessions, 9:15 – 10:15am
Doing More with Less: Extending Your Reach with Student Collaboration, Caitlin Dartez, Louisiana Tech University
Full Circle: Collaborating with Career Centers for Student Success, Ryan Rippy and Tekena Smith, Trustmark National Bank
Concurrent Sessions, 10:30 – 11:30am
The Effects Community Colleges Have on Economic Development in Mississippi, Dr. Robin Parker, Hinds Community College
Mentorship: How to Connect Students to Employers, Faculty and Staff, and Alumni Through a Formal Mentorship Program Driven by Career Services, Kristin Chandler and LaShawn Smith, University of Louisiana at Monroe
Checkout, 11:30am – 12:00pm
Lunch and Keynote, 12:00 – 1:30pm
Dr. Jonathan Woodward, Executive Vice President for the Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College, will share his presentation -- When Generations Collide: Trends and Relevant Training on the Gulf Coast
Closing, 1:45 – 2:00pm
Site Visits, 2:30pm
Option 1: A peek "Behind the Scenes" at an MGM Resorts property, Beau Rivage Resort & Casino (Biloxi, MS): Come see how Beau Rivage delivers their exceptional customer experience with a back of house tour. With multiple stops of interest, some of which aren't included on their typical site tour, this behind the scenes look is sure to open your eyes to everything that goes into the day to day operations of one of the largest resort/casinos on the Gulf Coast. Tour expected to last from 2:30 - 4:00pm and is limited to 20 participants.
Option 2: A tour of the Institute for Marine Mammal Studies (Gulfport, MS): Come tour the only facility of its kind in the Mississippi-Louisiana-Alabama sub region which serves the purposes of public education, conservation and research on marine mammals in the wild and under human care. Tour will include a dolphin show at 3:00pm. Tour expected to last from 2:30 - 4:00pm and is limited to 30 participants.
*Please note that we will continue to update the agenda as we work to finalize keynote speakers, site visit locations, etc.