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 Export to Your Calendar 10/4/2019
When: October 4th, 2019
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Where: The Kimpton Gray Hotel
122 W. Monroe Street
Chicago, Illinois  60603
United States
Contact: ALA Chicago Staff
(888) 667-6430

Online registration is available until: 10/2/2019
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Cultivate Connections. Grow Your Career.

Join your ALA colleagues and Business Partners on Friday, October 4th for the ALA Chicago Conference. This half-day conference will be packed with education sessions and networking. Lots of opportunities for connections and growth at the stately Kimpton Gray Hotel, conveniently located in the Financial District of downtown Chicago.

Members: $100

Non-Members/Guests: $125


Agenda at a Glance

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Registration Open
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Coffee Connections with Business Partners*
(Coffee & continental breakfast will be served)
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Dr. Sharon Meit Abrahams presents Powerful Assertiveness
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM Julie Morgenstern presents
Making Work, Work: Counter-intuitive Keys to Productivity

(Lunch will be served at noon; 1st Grand Prize Giveaway)
1:30 PM - 2:50 PM Business Partner Networking Session
2:50 PM - 3:00 PM Break
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Education Sessions:

1. Practical Innovation Panel with William Mech (Goldberg Kohn)
and Jeff Krause (Affinity Consulting)

2. Employment Law Update with David Michael

4:00 PM - 4:10 PM Break
4:10 PM - 5:00 PM

Closing Session with Julie Morgenstern
including 2nd Grand Prize Raffle Giveaway

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM Cocktail Reception


* Participants of the Coffee Connections will receive an extra raffle ticket for the raffle prize giveaway!


Keynote Session

ALA Chicago is pleased to announce the keynote speaker for our upcoming conference in October! Julie Morgenstern will officially open our conference at noon with her luncheon session Making Work, Work: Counter-intuitive Keys to Productivity and will help us close out the conference later in the day with tips to implement what you learned during her keynote session.

Today’s intense work environment requires brand new skills to focus on what’s most important, and get things done. Based on her book, Never Check Email in the Morning, Julie offers a cutting edge approach to boosting productivity, by focusing on managing energy and brainpower to get more out of the day. Audiences learn to prioritize with confidence, create the time to concentrate in a highly distractible environment, outsmart email and interruptions, and optimize time off to ensure peak performance. 


Meet Julie Morgenstern

For over 30 years, Julie Morgenstern has been teaching people all around the world and at all stages of life how to overcome disorganization to achieve their goals. Her mission is to free each individual to make their unique contribution to the world—by helping them design their own systems for managing time and space that feel natural and are easy to maintain. This "Inside Out" approach to organizing everything gives readers, listeners, and clients the energy and knowledge they need to get (and stay) organized.

Through practical, dynamic workshops and coaching sessions, Julie and her team help organizations around the globe identify what's holding their people back and get on the road to fulfilling their mission quickly. Past clients include American Express, Hearst, HARPO, Deloitte, Microsoft, FedEx, GlaxoSmithKline, the NBC-Newsroom, the NYC Mayor’s Office, Sony Music, State Farm Insurance and Viacom/MTV.

As a speaker, media personality and corporate spokesperson, Julie is known for her passionate, articulate style and warm sense of humor. She has written columns for O Magazine, Redbook, and Wells Fargo, helping readers solve problems by inspiring order in their lives. She has shared her expertise on countless TV and radio outlets, including The Oprah Winfrey Show, CNN, The Rachael Ray Show, The Today Show, Good Morning America, and The National Public Radio. She is quoted and featured regularly in a wide variety of publications and has been seen in The New York Times, Time Magazine, USA Today, Business Week, The Wall Street Journal, Best Life, O Magazine, Martha Stewart Living, Glamour, Cosmopolitan, Fitness Magazine and Men's Health.


Charitable Opportunities

Join us in supporting Loom and Bridge to Success at the ALA Chicago Conference this fall!

We are pleased to announce that Loom will have a pop-up store at the Conference where you can purchase their beautiful, handmade products. Bridge to Success will also be accepting donations of gently used professional clothing, so start cleaning out those closets now! We will be publishing a list of needs for Bridge to Success and donation locations soon.

We also welcome monetary donations! Your individual or firm/company donations will go directly to these organizations to further their missions! Thank you for your support of Loom and Bridge to Success!