eXperience 2018

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Name: eXperience 2018
Date: May 4, 2018
Registration: Register Now
Event Description:
Now in its fourth year, eXperience is more than a successful annual conference, it is a movement of young professionals coming together to define the future of the Roanoke and New River Valleys of Virginia. While inspiring dialogue, connecting like-minded people and promoting the region, eXperience helps empower the future generation of business leaders, strengthening our communities economically and socially.
The 4th Annual eXperience Conference will kick-off on Thursday, May 3 with an informal social event at Ballast Point Brewery in Daleville, VA.  Meet and mingle with other conference attendees and enjoy the beautiful vistas of Botetourt County at one of the region?s newest, energetic breweries.  During this informal event eXperience will be teaming up with the Botetourt County YPs as they launch a new chapter for young professionals.
The full-day conference will begin on Friday, May 4 at Jefferson Center in downtown Roanoke, VA.  Join us for an exciting day of professional and personal development programming, authentic networking and hands-on learning workshops lead by national speakers.  Registration also includes a food truck lunch and full access to the post-event social to start the weekend off right!    
Are you ready to define your future?  Make plans to join us at our 2018 eXperience Conference and kick-off events.  Learn more about eXperience and our 2018 programming here

What is eXperience?
eXperience is a movement of young professionals, supported by their employers, coming together to define the future of the Roanoke and New River valleys. It includes a successful annual conference, quarterly eXpand program and strong social media community dedicated to growing our region.
We're here to address one of our region?s most confounding problems: Our region is aging. Nearly 40,000 workers in the Roanoke labor market are 55 or older. That?s 25 percent of the regional labor force, up from 18 percent in 2005, on the verge of retirement.
Without new people, talent, ideas and investment, our region will shrink and businesses will fold.
But by bringing together industry and government leaders, speakers and visionaries, eXperience helps young professionals realize what our region has to offer ? jobs, quality of life, arts and culture, and affordable living. It gives them the confidence to take on leadership roles at work and in the community and contribute to the direction of their organization and our region.  Employers and YPs: come join the movement!  Support eXperience by partnering with us and attending the 2018 conference.

Conference Agenda
8:00 - 9:00 a.m. - Registration & Breakfast
9:00 - 9:30 a.m. - Welcome
9:30 - 9:45 a.m. - Break
9:45 - 10:35 a.m. - Breakout Session
10:35 - 10:45 a.m. - Break
10:45 - 11:35 a.m. - Breakout Session
11:35 - 12:25 p.m. - Lunch & Networking
12:30 - 1:20 p.m. - Breakout Session
1:20 - 1:30 p.m. - Break
1:30 - 2:00 p.m. - Main Stage Session
2:00 - 3:30 p.m. - Keynote Leadership Workshop by Justin Patton

3:30 - 5:30 p.m. - Party on the Lawn

Event Media:
Event Sponsors:
Event Sponsors:
  • Roanoke Regional Chamber
  • Roanoke Regional Partnership
  • Carilion Clinic
  • Parkside Express Wash
  • Parkside Storage
  • Salem-Roanoke County Chamber of Commerce
  • Botetourt County
  • Lawrence Companies
  • County of Roanoke
  • Visit Virginia's Blue Ridge
  • Roanoke Regional Partnership
  • Taubman Museum of Art
  • Berglund Center, The
  • Virginia Western Community College
  • Woods Rogers PLC
  • Hist:Re Partners, L
  • RIDE Solutions
  • Atlantic Bay Mortgage Group
  • Roanoke Outside Foundation

Jefferson Center 
541 Luck Ave SW #221
Roanoke, VA 24016

Date/Time Information:

Friday, May 4, 2018
8:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. 

Join us for our kick-off event at Ballast Point!
Thursday, May 3, 5:30 - 8:30 p.m.
*Please be prepared to present your I.D. for your drink ticket. 


Contact Information:
Roanoke Regional Chamber 540-983-0700

$55.00 Kick-off Event + Conference Pass
*Includes admission, food and drink ticket at both Ballast Point Kick-off event AND eXperience Conference at Jefferson Center. 

Ballast Point Kick-off only: $12.00
*Includes heavy hors d'oeuvres and one beer ticket for Thurs, 5/3 event. 

$20.00 Students
*Includes admission, food and drink ticket at both Ballast Point Kick-off event AND eXperience Conference at Jefferson Center.  

Students at one of our partner schools (listed below): Contact your Career Center to obtain a special Student Rate

Bridgewater College
Ferrum College
Hampden-Sydney College
Hollins University
Liberty  University
Lynchburg College
Radford University
Randolph College
Roanoke College
Southern Virginia University
Sweet Briar College
Virginia Tech
Virginia Western Community College

Don't see your school listed? Contact Cally to get your student rate. 
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