DRI2018 Agenda

(subject to change)

Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center

Saturday, February 10

Volunteer Day activities

  • Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee (Half Day – Morning)
  • Operation Stand Down Tennessee (Full Day)

Sunday, February 11

1:00 PM – 6:00 PM

On-site Registration open


4:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Opening Reception in the Expo Hall

Monday, February 12

7:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Onsite Registration Open


7:00 AM – 8:00 AM

Expo Hall Open with Continental Breakfast Served


8:00 AM – 9:00 AM

Welcome Address


9:15 AM – 10:15 AM

Keynote Address


10:15 AM – 10:30 AM

Coffee Break


10:30 AM – 11:45 AM

Breakout Sessions


11:45 AM – 1:45 PM

Expo Hall Open
Activities include:  Expo Hall Luncheon, Exhibitor Presentation Theater, Daily Cash Prize Drawing


1:45 PM – 2:45 PM

Breakout Sessions


2:50 PM – 3:50 PM

Breakout Sessions


3:50 PM – 4:10 PM

Coffee & Snack Break


4:10 PM – 5:10 PM

Breakout Sessions

Tuesday, February 13

7:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Onsite Registration Open


7:00 AM – 8:00 AM

Expo Hall Open with Continental Breakfast Served


8:00 AM – 9:00 AM

Tuesday AM Plenary


9:15 AM – 10:30 AM

Breakout Sessions


10:30 AM – 10:45 AM

Coffee Break


10:45 AM – 11:45 AM

Breakout Sessions


11:45 AM – 1:45 PM

Exhibit Hall Open
Activities include:  Expo Hall Luncheon, Exhibitor Presentation Theater, Daily Cash Prize Drawing


1:45 PM – 2:45 PM

Breakout Sessions


2:50 PM – 3:50 PM

Breakout Sessions


3:50 PM – 4:10 PM

Coffee & Snack Break


4:10 PM – 5:10 PM

Sponsor Spotlight Sessions


6:30 PM – 8:00 PM

DRI Foundation Reception and Auction Benefit


8:00 PM – 10:00 PM

DRI Gala, Dinner and Awards Ceremony


Wednesday, February 14

7:15 AM – 8:15 AM

Continental Breakfast served at the Water’s Edge Restaurant


8:30 AM – 9:30 AM

Breakout Sessions


9:45 AM – 10:45 AM

Breakout Sessions


11:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Order of the Sword & Shield National Honor Ceremony / Conference Wrap