Conference Schedule

2017 Annual Fall Conference

Gurney’s Newport
One Goat Isalnd
Newport, RI


Sunday, October 22   
12:30pm - 3:00pmGolf Tournament (optional)245 Conanicus Ave, Jamestown, RI
12:00 pm- 4:00 pmWine Tasting on the hour (optional)
3:00pm - 6:00pmAttendee/Exhibitor Registration
5:00pm - 6:00pmNew Attendee Orientation
6:00pm - 8:00pmWelcome Reception
Monday, October 23
8:00am - 9:00amBreakfast- E&I Update
9:00am - 9:15amWelcome RemarksChristopher Rust, Bonnie Mathias, Florianne Irwin
9:15am - 10:30amOpening General Session: Great IdeasLisa Deal, University of Florida
10:30am - 10:45amBreak
10:45am - 11:45amConcurrent Session I: Customer Engagement Management-Key Insight from the 2017 NAEP Innovators ForumDoreen Murner
Concurrent Session II: Fraud: It Couldn't Happen To MeKelly Kozisek, Oregon State University
11:45am - 1:00pmLunch & NAEP UpdatesMike McNamara, Northeastern University
1:00pm - 5:30pmVendor Showcase grand Opening & Reception
2:00, 3:00, 4:00pmBreak in Exhibit Hall
4:00pm - 5:00pmPrize Drawings
4:30 pm - 5:00 pmSupplier Awards
5:00 pm- 10:30 pmClambake at Newport Vineyards (shuttle bus will be provided)
Tuesday, October 24
7:00am - 7:30amFun Run/Walk
9:15am - 10:15amConcurrent Session III: Ethics in ProcurementTravis Ball, Texas A&M-Commerce
Concurrent Session IV: Key Considerations for Construction ProjectsElizabeth Moss, Howard Community College
10:15am - 10:45amBreak
10:45am - 11:45amConcurrent Session V: Spend Analytics: How to Leverage for SuccessMichael LaGrassa, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth
Concurrent Session VI: Developing Great Procurement TeamsFernado Prieto, Northeastern University & Paul McGowan, Boston College
11:45pm - 1:00pmLunch & Keynote insight: Higher Education OutlookTom Fitzgerald, E&I Cooperative Services
1:00pm - 1:15pmBreak
Concurrent Session VIII: Looking for Key Talent in the Midst of Procurement RetirementsDoreen Murner, NAEP
2:15pm - 2:30pmBreak
2:30pm - 3:45pmGeneral Session: Great ExpectationsTravis Ball, Texas A&M-Commerce
4:00pm - 5:00pmSession IX: Social Media in Procurement - A 101 Introduction & Panel DiscussionPanelists: Lisa Malone-Procurious, Justin Goudreau-WIT, Jesse Mader- SNHU, Nichol Luoma-Arizona State
6:15pm -7:15pmHost Committee Dinner & Business Meeting
7:15pm - .......Night On Your Own…Enjoy Newport!!!
Wednesday, October 25
8:00am - 9:00amBreakfast
9:00am - 10:30amOpening General Session: Great RewardsNichol Luoma, Arizona State University
10:30am - 11:00amClosing Session & Raffle Prize DrawingsChristopher Rust, Connecticut College
Bonnie Mathias,
UMASS - Medical School


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