7:30–8:15 a.m. Registration, Networking, & Continental Breakfast | Archibald Cochran Ballroom

8:15–9:15 a.m. Morning Keynote with Dr. Terrence J. RobertsArchibald Cochran Ballroom

9:30–10:30 a.m. Breakout Sessions

10:45–11:45 a.m. Breakout Sessions

11:45 a.m.–12:25 p.m. Networking | VIA Studio Exhibitor Lounge

12:00–12:25 p.m. Luncheon Attendee Check-In & Networking | Archibald Cochran Ballroom

12:30–2:00 p.m. Pyramid Awards Luncheon | Archibald Cochran Ballroom

2:30–4:00 p.m. Afternoon SessionDaisy Room, 2nd Floor


Dr. Terrence Roberts was one of the Little Rock Nine, a group of African-American students who, in 1957, were the first black students ever to attend classes at Little Rock Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas. On September 4, 1957, Dr. Roberts and eight other African American students (known as the Little Rock Nine) made an unsuccessful attempt to enter Little Rock Central High School. Despite the presence of the National Guard, an angry mob of about 400 surrounded the school.

The National Guard was removed with the protection of the students left to the local police. On September 23, 1957, a mob of about 1000 people surrounded the school as the students attempted to enter. The following day, President Dwight D. Eisenhower sent U.S. Army troops to accompany the students to school for protection. Click here to learn more about the Little Rock Nine.


“Did You Hear What I Thought I Said?”

Presenter:  Dr. Terrence Roberts
Description: Explore the common obstacles to success that appear when communication is unclear or incomplete.

“Finish the Year Strong”

Presenter:  Dr. Tim Seiler
Description:  While up to 40% of nonprofits’ funding is received in December, this workshop will challenge you to use all 12 months of the year to prepare an annual giving strategy that will set your organization up for long-term success.

“Change: The Only Constant?”


Presenter:  Dr. Carrie Burton

Description:  In this session, Dr. Carrie Burton will help you better identify and master the sources and consequences that change creates, so we can better guide our valuable resources toward productive outcomes.



“Being Bold. Being Equitable.”

Presenter: Sarah Nuñez
Description: We’ve all heard of the rationale for becoming more equitable within our organizations—but we’re far from achieving it. What is standing in our way? What will it take to move forward? What will it cost us? What will we gain? Join us for a lively, interactive discussion of equity within our community—and leave inspired to take bold new action.