General Sessions

8:00am - 8:45am

VIP Early Networking

Registration

Coffee with Exhibitors

9:00am - 9:45am and 10:00am - 10:45am

Marketing with Terrie Chantel

Leadership with Dr. Paul Hunt

Sales with Lareal Lipkins

Managment  Developing Business Strategy with Jeff Yale

The Digital Shift with Jonathan Taylor

Finance Panel ( Richard Schimming and Jake Hardin with American National Bank, Brian Rudd with BBVA Compass Bank , Monty Goddard with Plains Capital Bank)

Keynote Speaker 11:15am - 12noon

Tommy Bowden, Award Winning Head Football Coat at Clemson and Tulane

From an outstanding student-athlete at West Virginia University, to the two-time ACC Coach of the Year at Clemson University, to widely sought after motivational speaker, Tommy Bowden has dedicated his life to making a difference in others’ lives. 

12noon - 1:00pm

"A taste of ...." with our Exhibitors

1:15pm - 2:00pm and 2:15pm - 3:00pm

City and County Round Tables -  Alvarado, Mansfield, Grand Prairie
Tarrant and Dallas County 

Executive Leadership Panel -  John Phillips CEO of Methodist Mansfield Medical,  Pete Shopp Sr. VP of Business Operations with Mouser,  Keith Zimmerman, CEO of Medical City of Arlington 

Healthcare Panel -  Medical City of Arlington, Methodist Mansfield, Texas Health Resources and Baylor 


Job Fair

MISD Destination Vocation and Job Fair

Held concurrently in the morning session of our program.  Event will be upstairs in the Center for Performing Arts.  


All high school students in the district that are enrolled in either the Occupational Preparation class or Occupational Career Experience class will participate.


8:30am - 2:00pm


We're looking for 30 Employers that would like to participate.


Employers that participate will receive a special discounted rate for the Convention:  Buy one Get One Free

EMPLOYERS for the Job Fair

Each Employer that participates as a recruiter in the Job Fair will receive one complimentary ticket for The Big Connect Event.  Additional Tickets can be purchased at a 50% discount, our way of thanking you.