Schedule at a Glance 2016

71st Annual Forum & Products Exposition

Gaylord National Convention Center, National Harbor, Maryland - August 21 - 24, 2016

All activities will take place at the Gaylord Convention Center unless otherwise noted. 


FRIDAY, AUGUST 19

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Preforum Seminars

Not included in Forum registration, additional registration required

 

SATURDAY, AUGUST 20

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Preforum Seminars

Not included in Forum registration, additional registration required

 

SUNDAY, AUGUST 21

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM & 1:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Developing and Managing Requests for Proposals

Not included in Forum registration, additional registration required


Mel Robbins

 

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM 

Opening Plenary Session

The 5 Second Rule: Achieve Breakthrough Performance in Your Career & Life
Keynote Speaker - Mel Robbins


 

4:00 PM - 6:30 PM 

Opening of Products Expo and Reception

Stop by the charity support area to help us pack 1000 hygiene kits for Clean the World, which will benefit a local homeless shelter.


MONDAY, AUGUST 22

Colette Carlson7:30 AM - 8:45 AM

Plenary Session

Stress Less: YOU Management vs. Time Management!
Keynote Speaker - Colette Carlson


 

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Concurrent Sessions


 

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM & 1:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Developing and Managing Requests for Proposals


 

10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Expo

We will be giving away NIGP products and services between 2:00 and 3:00 PM, including free registrations to courses and Forum, but you must be present to win!


 

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Lunch in the Expo Hall


 

3:15 PM - 4:15 PM

Concurrent Sessions


 

4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Concurrent Sessions


TUESDAY, AUGUST 23

Kai Kight7:30 AM - 8:45 AM

Plenary Session

Composing Your World
Keynote Speaker - Kai Kight

 


 

9:00 AM - 11:00 AM & 1:45 PM - 5:15 PM

Developing and Managing Requests for Proposals


 

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Concurrent Sessions


 

10:15 AM - 11:15 AM

Concurrent Sessions


 

11:30 AM - 1:45 PM

Awards Lunch


 

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Concurrent Sessions


 

3:15 PM - 4:15 PM

Concurrent Sessions


 

4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Concurrent Sessions


 

 

PLEASE NOTE: THE 2016 SCHEDULE HAS BEEN REVISED FROM PAST YEARS

In an effort to help attendees reduce travel expenses associated with participating in Forum, we have revised the schedule for 2016. In order to participate fully in the Forum, plan to arrive no later than Sunday morning.

Forum kicks off on Sunday, August 21 at 2:00PM with our opening ceremony and keynote speaker, Mel Robbins, followed by the opening of the Products Expo, including a reception.

 

 

 

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 24

7:30 AM - 8:30 AM

Concurrent Sessions


 

8:00 AM - 12:30 PM & 3:15 PM - 5:15 PM

Developing and Managing Requests for Proposals


 

8:45 AM - 9:45 AM

Concurrent Sessions


 

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Concurrent Sessions


 

11:15 AM - 12:15 PM

Concurrent Sessions


 

12:15 PM - 1:45 PM

Lunch on your own


 

1:45 PM - 3:00 PM

Plenary Session

because I said I would
Keynote Speaker - Alex Sheen


 

3:15 PM - 4:15 PM

Learning Labs


 

4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Learning Labs


 

6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

A Capitol Performance by the Capitol Steps – where Pennsylvania Avenue meets Broadway

Don’t miss our final night’s social event featuring the Capitol Steps, Washington DC’s award-winning political satire group. Most cast members have worked on Capitol Hill; some for Democrats, some for Republicans, and others for politicians who firmly straddle the fence. It’s political cabaret at its best! With their spot on satire and great cast of performers, you will never think of Congress or anyone in the political field in the same way. No matter who or what is in the headlines, you can bet the Capitol Steps will tackle both sides of the political spectrum and all things equally foolish. What more would you expect from the group that puts the "MOCK" in Democracy?!
(Dinner 6:30 to 8:00; performance from 8:00 to 9:00)