DDBS 2019

GALT HOUSE HOTEL 140 NORTH SUITE TOWER
LOUISVILLE, KY 40202

Tuesday, April 30, 2019
10:00 - 5:00 p.m. Registration/Check In
1:15 - 5:00 p.m. Industry Tracks Session – Art of Negotiation. Are you a master negotiator in your industry? Put your skills to the test!
financial, food & beverage, healthcare, legal, logistics, manufacturing, media & advertising, staffing, tech & innovation
7:00 - 11:00 p.m. Opening Reception: The ROI of Equality and Corporate Influencer's Dominating Change - Your chance to mix and mingle with the brightest degreed & diverse professionals from around the country while learning how to up your game, use your influence and communicate the ROI of Equality.
Wednesday, May 1, 2019
7:30 - 8:30 a.m. Power Walk with Power Players
Network & stroll the historic streets of downtown Louisville.
8:00 a.m. Registration/Check-in
9:00 - 10:00 a.m. Breakfast & Keynote: Using Crisis as Tool of Innovation Victoria Russell: Chief of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DE&I) at Papa John's
10:15 - 12:15 p.m. The Power of Certification
WBE, MBE, LGBTBE & Veteran/DOB
12:30 - 1:30 p.m. Luncheon & Fireside Chat: Increasing Access for Diverse Suppliers in the Aging Care Industry Scott Nelson, Senior Vice President Supply Chain & Tim Findley, Division Vice President of Diversity and Inclusion - Kindred Healthcare
1:45 - 3:00 p.m. Afternoon Panel: Identity Crisis: Is it an identity crisis or an awareness crisis? Why do we struggle to be our authentic selves? Why must we make you feel so comfortable at our own compromise? You talk so white , You act so black, You dress like a girl, You dress like a boy, You’re in America we speak English Jack! Lean in with community leaders as we “go there”, discussing the very uncomfortable conversations that causes many to question who they are and if it’s ok to be their authentic selves.
3:30 - 6:30 p.m. Emerging Gen XYZ – Drivers of Innovation Pitchfest
7:00 - 9:00 p.m. Civitas - NGLCC Affiliate Launch Reception.
Thursday, May 2, 2019
8:00 a.m. Registration/Check-in
9:00 - 10:00 a.m. Nosh & Network with P & G’s Chief Procurement Office Stew Atkinson - Listening to your supply chain to understand your customer.
10:15 - 11:30 a.m. Panel: Industry Impacts of Legislation and Public Policy
11:45 - 12:45 p.m. Thursday Luncheon & Fireside Chat : The ROI of Diversity. Presented by Adrienne Trimble; President & CEO of NMSDC and Douglas Freeman; Global Head of Reflections; Uniworld Group
1:00 - 2:30 p.m. Afternoon Panel: Fashion & Entertainment
4:30 - 7:00 p.m. Sugar & Whiskey Derby Fashion Show - Featuring Sidney|Michelle Designs and AFM Threads
4:00 - 6:00 p.m. Titan meet Titan Matchmaker & Reception
9:00 - 1:00 a.m. Derby Sneaker Ball Awards Celebration
Friday, May 3, 2019
9:00 - 11:00 a.m. Primp & Play 🏇
From beards to fascinators, giveaways and last minute prep for the track. Makeup artists, barbers & stylists available.
11:30 - 7:00 p.m. Oaks at the Track 🏇
8:00 - 12:00 a.m. Reception
Optional Derby galas available upon request.
Saturday, May 4, 2019
9:00 - 11:00 a.m. Primp & Play 🏇
From beards to fascinators, giveaways and last minute prep for the track. Makeup artists, barbers & stylists available.
11:30 - 7:00 p.m. Derby at the Track 🏇

🏇: indicates events only included in the Derby Package