2017 Annual Conference

Schedule of Events

Educational Session Tracks:
Drug Testing

* Sessions Approved as FCRA Basic Recertification PDCs

Schedule subject to change

Sunday, Sept. 17

Noon-7 p.m. Exhibitor Move-in
Noon-2 p.m. Leadership Welcome Meeting
1:30-8 p.m. Registration Open
2-3:30 p.m. Board Meeting
2-2:30 p.m. Advanced FCRA Registration
2:30-5 p.m. Advanced FCRA Course & Exam
4-4:30 p.m. Ambassador Training
4-5 p.m. Global Advisory Council Meeting
5-5:45 p.m. Networking Group Meetings - Tenant Screening, First Time Attendees, Young Professionals, International, In-house Counsel, Substance Abuse Testing, Business Owners/CEOs, End-Users
6-7 p.m. Opening Ceremony
7-9 p.m. Exhibit Showcase


Monday, Sept. 18

8 a.m.-4 p.m. Registration Open
8-9 a.m. Breakfast in Exhibit Hall
9-10:15 a.m. Keynote Address - Lessons in Leadership, Management and Customer Service. YOU Can Create Disney Magic Too! Lee Cockerell, Lee Cockerell LLC
10:30-11:20 a.m. *Breakout - If You Named Me General Counsel Tomorrow... Where Would I Start?, Scott Paler, DeWitt Ross & Stevens S.C.
10:30-11:20 a.m. *Breakout - Responding to Consumer Inquiries or Disputes, Larry Henry, Rhodes Hieronymus
10:30-11:20 a.m. Breakout - 5 Essential Tactics to Grow Your CRA, Bruce Berg, Berg Consulting Group
10:30-11:20 a.m. Breakout - End Users: The Benefits of Collaboration, Rebecca Weiser, The Boeing Company; Nikki Holton, Eli Lilly and Company; Diane Sausman, The Boeing Company; Mark Williams, University of Delaware
10:30-11:20 a.m. Breakout - The Drug & Alcohol Testing Compliance Minefield: Your Road Map to Success, Bill Judge, Encompass Compliance Corp.
10:30-11:20 a.m. Vendor Demo - ComplyScreen ATS
11:30 a.m.-12:20 p.m. Breakout - I've Been Sued! Now What? How to Improve Your Chances of Success and Keep Costs Under Control, Henry Chalmers, Arnall Golden Gregory LLP; John Papianou, Montgomery McCracken Walker & Rhoads LLP; Stephanie Morgan, backgroundchecks.com; Matt O'Connor, First Advantage Background Services Corp.
11:30 a.m.-12:20 p.m. Breakout - The Customer Rules, Lee Cockerell, Lee Cockerell LLC
11:30 a.m.-12:20 p.m. Breakout - Getting Ahead of the Trends that Put Your Organization's Information Security, and the Organization Itself, Most at Risk, Phil Gordon, Littler Mendelson PC
11:30 a.m.-12:20 p.m. Breakout - GDPR: Steps to Meet Key Requirements, Kerstin Bagus, ClearStar Inc.; Kevin Coy, Arnall Golden Gregory LLP
11:30 a.m.-12:20 p.m. Breakout - Legalized Marijuana - The Untold Reality, Nina French, The Current Consulting Group LLC
11:30 a.m.-12:20 p.m. Vendor Demo
12:20-2:15 p.m. Lunch in Exhibit Hall
2:30-3:20 p.m. Committee, Council & Advisory Group Meetings - Advocacy, Best Practices, BSCC, Communications, End-User, Educational Resources, Government Relations, Provider
3:30-5 p.m. *General Session - Happy Hour with Pam, Pam Devata, Seyfarth Shaw LLP
5-7 p.m. Exhibit Showcase


Tuesday, Sept. 19

7:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Registration Open
7:30-8:45 a.m. Breakfast in Exhibit Hall
9-9:50 a.m. General Session - Legislative Update, Francine Friedman, Akin Gump; Brent Smoyer, Smoyer Government Affairs
10-10:50 a.m. *Breakout - End-User FAQs: What Do I Say When My Client Asks ________?, Pam Devata, Seyfarth Shaw LLP; Esther Slater McDonald, Seyfarth Shaw LLP; Courtney Stieber, Seyfarth Shaw LLP
10-10:50 a.m. Breakout - Who's Eyeing your Forms I-9?, Dave Basham, U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services, Department of Homeland Security
10-10:50 a.m. Breakout - Getting Out of Your Comfort Zone: Top Tips for Owning the Public Speaking Stage, Vince Brodt, SJV & Associates
10-10:50 a.m. Breakout - Making the Global Candidate Screening Process Candidate Friendly, Kerstin Bagus, ClearStar Inc.; Andy Hellman, ClearStar Inc.; Chris Glencross, Sterling Talent Solutions
10-10:50 a.m. Breakout - Sell More Drug Testing, Joe Reilly, National Drug Screening
10-10:50 a.m. Vendor Demo - A.M.S. Inform Private Limited
11-11:50 a.m. *Breakout - Don't Let Your Audit Reports Become "Exhibit A" in Court: The Do's and Don'ts of Conducting Audits to Manage Compliance & Litigation Risk, Rebecca Kuehn, Hudson Cook LLP; Jennifer Sarvadi, Hudson Cook LLP; Kavitha Subramanian, Hudson Cook LLP
11-11:50 a.m. *Breakout - What Staffing Companies Want (and Don’t Realize They Need Yet) in Screening, Jennifer Mora, Seyfarth Shaw LLP; William Simmons, Littler Mendelson PC
11-11:50 a.m. Breakout - Using Video to Promote Your Business, Craig Caddell, ClearStar Inc.
11-11:50 a.m. Breakout - Retention, Retention, Retention: 5 keys to Winning AND Retaining Customers, Bryan Snow, Wholesale Screening Solutions
11-11:50 a.m. *Breakout - Tenant Screening Basics: What Do You Need To Know?, Scott Paler, DeWitt Ross & Stevens S.C.
11-11:50 a.m. Vendor Demo - SJV & Associates
12-12:30 p.m. Annual Meeting and Town Hall
12:30-2:30 p.m. Lunch in Exhibit Hall
2:30-3:15 p.m. Booth & Sponsorship Selection
2:30-5:30 p.m. Exhibitor Move-out
2:30-3:20 p.m. *Breakout - Can or Should Background Screeners Report Name and Address History on Consumer Reports to End-Users?, Sheri Fream, TransUnion; Jeff Garza, Data Diver Technologies, Inc.; Montserrat Miller, Arnall Golden Gregory LLP; Mark Weinberg, Data Diver Technologies, Inc.
2:30-3:20 p.m. *Breakout - FCRA Cutting-Edge Compliance Issues and Litigation Trends, David Anthony, Troutman Sanders LLP; Cindy Hanson, Troutman Sanders LLP; Timothy St. George, Troutman Sanders LLP
2:30-3:20 p.m. Breakout - Document Verification and Facial Recognition: Authentication for the #selfie Generation, Ken Crowl, Experian
2:30-3:20 p.m. Breakout - You Built Your Company. What's Next?, Cherie Homa, HighBank Advisors; Billy Goldstein Sterling Talent Solutions; Jason Morris, Sterling Talent Solutions
2:30-3:20 p.m. Breakout - Risks in Freelancing Gig Economy, Kannan Chettiar, Avvanz Pte Ltd.
2:30-3:20 p.m. Vendor Demo - SambaSafety
3:30-4:30 p.m. General Session - A Conversation with the Federal Trade Commission, Rebecca Kuehn, Hudson Cook LLP; Robert Schoshinkski, Federal Trade Commission, Division of Privacy and Identity Protection
6-10 p.m. Closing Event