EMBARK 2016 - Event Schedule

September 22 + 23 | NOrfolk, VA


THURSDAY - September 22


Join us for a pre-conference workout hosted by Independent, and taught by military spouse Claire Yanta O'Mahoney of Fleur Dis Lis Fitness at 7:30am at the Residence Inn Marriott Downtown.

WORKOUT ADDRESS: 227 W Brambleton Ave, Norfolk, VA





DRESS CODE: Business Professional or Cocktail Attire

ADDRESS:  1 Memorial Pl, Norfolk, VA 23510

VIP Cocktail hour, Ancient Worlds & Porcelain Gallery 6:00p

Front doors open for all guests, event begins 7:00p

Event ends, vendors clean up 9:45p


Friday - September 23



DRESS CODE: Business Casual

ADDRESS:  1 Memorial Pl, Norfolk, VA 23510

8:15a Registration begins, enter Grace Street side of museum

9:00a Embark Day Two Begins!

9:15a Director of Visitor Services gives CMA welcome, Theatre | Executive Director Welcome

Side door closes (Grace Street side of the museum) **Latecomers will need to enter through the museum’s front doors

9:30a Rosemary Williams, Assistant Secretary of Public and Intergovernmental Affairs at Veterans Affairs: Reinventing Yourself

10:00a BREAK

10:10a Panel: Shark Tank Winners Circle with Cameron Cruse of R. Riveter + Jen and Eli Crane of Bottle Breacher 

10:45a Taylor Wallace, WeVue: The Culture of Remote Working and Learning

11:15a BREAK

11:25p Milspouse Power Session: Laura Early: The Secret T Being Successful, Profitable, and Having More Time

11:45p Milspouse Power Session: Dr. Patrice Carter: The Power of Authenticity, Passion and Grace

12:15p LUNCH

 ***Lunch (Children’s Gallery, Education Workshop, Library Reading Room, Huber Court, Mary’s Garden)

1:45p Milspouse Power Session: Katie Christy + Danielle Tenconi: Strengths-Based Branding

2:10p Frank Shankwitz, Founder Make-A-Wish Foundation: Everyone Can Be A Hero

2:40p BREAK

2:55p Panel: Michele Bradfield, Claire Yanta-O'Mahoney  + Leslie Brians: Finding Self-Worth Beyond Work in Mind, Body, and Friendship

3:25p Corie Weathers, 2015 Military Spouse of the Year + Author: The Source of Powerful of Influence

3:55p BREAK

4:05p Lindsey Germono, Germono Advertising Company

4:35p Closing Remarks by Erin Voirol - side door opens (Grace Street side of the museum)

4:45p  Friday Conference Ends ... (kinda) 

6:00p Official Embark 2016 After-Party at O’Connor Brewing Co. hosted by sponsor Bottle Breacher