The Women In Trucking Association (WIT) announced today its sixth annual Accelerate! Conference & Expo will transition to a completely virtual format to take place Nov. 12-13, 2020. After monitoring the recent escalation of COVID-19 cases nationwide, as well as in Dallas where the in-person conference was originally scheduled to be held Sept. 23-25, it has been determined that focusing on a comprehensive virtual event is the best path forward for the association and our attendees, said Brian Everett, organizer of the event. “This decision was made in conjunction with soliciting feedback from more than 400 WIT members, sponsors, exhibitors and other key stakeholders,” he said, “which has confirmed that our community is fully supportive of a virtual conference.”
“Diversity in experience, skills and perspective is proven to be critical to the success of any company in transportation, and gender diversity is a critical path to this goal,” said Ellen Voie, WIT president and CEO. “This conference is one way for our industry to share new ideas and best practices that encourage the employment of women, recognize their accomplishments and success stories, and ultimately minimize obstacles faced by women in this industry.”
This 2020 Accelerate! Conference & Expo will include these dynamic features:
- More than 40 educational sessions over two days focused on critical transportation issues and trends, along with perspectives of women in the industry. Five themed tracks are Leadership, Professional Development, HR/Talent Management, Operations, and Sales and Marketing.
- Panel discussions featuring insights and best practices from industry professionals and leaders, as well as professional drivers.
- Peer-to-peer interactive roundtable discussion groups that accommodate live discussions around common areas of interest.
- Dynamic virtual exhibition bringing products, services and value to the marketplace and facilitating dialogue between provider and buyer.
All these features also will be available on-demand for those who cannot participate in the live virtual conference on Nov. 12-13. Group discounts are available to companies wanting to support teams interested in gender diversity within their organizations. More details and registration can be found at https://info.womenintrucking.org/accelerate-conference.