AIST Leadership Conference

Schedule of Events

5–7 November 2018 • Hilton New Orleans Riverside • New Orleans, LA, USA
The AIST 2018 Leadership Conference will be held in conjunction with the Southwest and Birmingham Member Chapter Annual Meeting.

Monday, 5 November

8:30 a.m.

AIST Birmingham and Southwest Chapters Golf OutingBayou Oaks South Course

5–6:30 p.m.

Welcome Reception and Registration, Grand Salon C&D

Tuesday, 6 November

7–8 a.m.   

Registration and Breakfast, Grand Salon C&D

8–8:45 a.m.

Welcome by AIST Executive Director, Agenda Review and Attendee Introductions, Grand Salon D

8:45–9:30 a.m.

AIST State of the Association Update, Grand Salon D

9:30–10:30 a.m.

Overview of the Manufacturing Economy, Grand Salon D
Presenter: Chris Kuehl, Managing Director, Armada Corporate Intelligence

10:30–10:45 a.m.

Break, Grand Salon C&D


AIST Leadership Development, Grand Salon D 
“Air-It-Out” Discussion — Questions, Comments, Concerns
Moderator: Lloyd Corder, president & CEO, CorCom Inc.

Noon–1 p.m.

Lunch, Grand Salon B

1–2:45 p.m.

AIST Strategic Initiative Planning, Grand Salon D
Moderator: Lloyd Corder, president & CEO, CorCom Inc.

  • Introduction

  • Group Breakouts

2:45–3 p.m.

Break, Grand Salon C&D

3–4 p.m.

AIST Strategic Initiative Planning (continued), Grand Salon D
Moderator: Lloyd Corder, president & CEO, CorCom Inc.

  • Group Reports

  • Plan Prioritization

4–4:30 p.m.

T. C. Graham Prize Award Ceremony
Recipient: Julie Champion

4:30–6 p.m.

Leadership Perspectives, Grand Salon D
Panelists: Gretchen Haggerty, executive vice president and CFO (retired), U. S. Steel

6–7 p.m.

Reception, Grand Salon C&D

Wednesday, 7 November

7:30–8:30 a.m.

Breakfast, Grand Salon C&D

8:30–10 a.m.

Reimagining the Future: A Journey Through the Looking Glass, Grand Salon D
Presenter: Frank Diana, Tata Consultancy Services

10 a.m.–1 p.m.

Member Chapter Breakout, Grand Salon C (includes lunch)
Technology Committee Breakout, Grand Salon B (includes lunch)
Executive Committee Meeting, Cambridge Room (private, includes lunch)

1–2:30 p.m.

AIST Jeopardy, Grand Salon D

2:30–3 p.m.

Conference Summary, Grand Salon D

3–5 p.m.

AIST Board of Directors’ Meeting, Camp Room (private)

Note: Dress code is Business Casual. This schedule is subject to change and will be updated as program topics are confirmed.