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*Please note this schedule is subject to time/content changes; more details/topics/activities will be added at they are confirmed.

All-day: Local Activities available through DiscoverNewport (tours of the Breakers Mansions, winery/brewery visits, Newport Art Museum, and more!)

All-day: Treatment discounts at
the Spa at The Newport Harbor Island Resort - 20% discount for all attendees and their guests!

10:00am – 4:00pm: Check-In/Registration

10:30am – 12:30pm: Pre-Conference Master Classes (choice of 3)

*pre-registration required, additional cost; information coming soon

12:30 – 2:00pm: Lunch (for Master Class attendees)

3:30 – 5:30pm: Welcoming Remarks, Opening Keynote Session & Welcome Playshop with Gary Ware, founder of Breakthrough Play

Maximize Workplace Performance Through The Power of Play
Join Gary in this exhilarating keynote and playshop, where he'll guide us through an exploration of the critical role play serves in fostering joy and connectivity within our workplaces and lives. Delve into the power of play and learn how it can significantly impact teamwork and organizational culture.

Discover strategies for cultural transformation that can elevate overall performance, and leave with actionable activities to immediately implement, enhancing team engagement and cohesion. Unlock the potential of play to revolutionize your workplace dynamics and foster a thriving, collaborative atmosphere

5:30pm - on: Continue the connections and conversations – join fellow attendees for dinner in Newport one at one of their many fabulous restaurants! (reservations are recommended).

7:00am – 5:00pm: Check-In/Registration Open

7:00 – 9:30am: Continental breakfast, visiting with sponsors and networking with attendees.

9:30 – 10:45am: Welcoming Remarks & Opening Culture Conversations

11:00am – 12:00pm: Breakout Sessions (choice of 3)


12:00 – 1:00pm: NEHRA's 2024 Annual Awards Celebration & Lunch

1:00 – 1:30pm: Dessert with Sponsors

1:30 – 2:30pm: Breakout Sessions (choice of 3)

2:30 – 3:30pm: Break and Sponsor Activities

3:30 – 4:30pm: Breakout Sessions (choice of 3)

4:30 – 6:00pm: Welcome Reception– grab a drink, an hors d’oeuvre, a couple of new contacts, and relax! (dinner on own)

7:00am – 2:00pm: Check-In/Registration Open

7:00 – 9:30am: Breakfast, visiting with sponsors and networking with attendees.

8:30 – 9:30am: Breakout Sessions (choice of 2)

9:45 – 10:45am: Breakout Sessions (choice of 3)

10:45 - 11:15am: Break and Sponsor Activities

11:15am – 12:15pm: Breakout Sessions (choice of 3)

12:15 – 2:00pm: Lunch, Grand Prize Raffle Drawing & Closing Keynote Session

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