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It's the Kickoff Meeting!

Registration opens 4pm

Networking Reception: 4:30 - 5:30 (Cash bar and appetizers served)
5:30 - 6:30 : Mark Anstead Cyber Currency presentation (1 CPE offered)
6:30 - 7:00 : Dinner Served and Chapter meeting
7:00 - 8:00 : Susan Borke Negotiation presentation (1 CPE offered)

TOPIC: Blockchain in Business


In 2017, there was an incredible parabolic rise in the price of Bitcoin, and this ultimately lead to organizations and enterprises alike learning the underlying technology the runs the Bitcoin Network, which is known as Blockchain.  Many organizations have had issues with audits, server hacks (Dropbox, Equifax, etc.) leading to leaked private information, or even sending transactions around the world. This are some of the basic ways that blockchain can be utilized and will benefit people all around the globe.

This session will break down how a blockchain network operates, where to start if you want to utilize blockchain, and most importantly, how this innovative technology can make our lives easier on a day to day basis.


Bitcoin and P2P transactions, blockchain, how a transaction occurs on a decentralized network, the different types of blockchains, and how this technology (blockchain) can be used in different real world applications.  

Bringing developers, enterprises, and projects together to help them learn about the smart contracts, widgets, and plugins that can be utilized by the Hydro ecosystem. Academic Tutor with a demonstrated history of working in the higher education industry. Skilled in Microsoft Excel, Customer Service, Microsoft Word, Coaching, and Sales. Strong education professional in the 5-Year BSBA/MBA Program focused in Business Administration from University of Detroit-Mercy.

TOPIC: Improve Your Negotiating Effectiveness Now

Outcomes Measurement: Are you negotiating effectively? 
Being prepared for a negotiation often means a real difference in its ultimate success, so why do so many people fail to take this most important step? Susan Borke has heard all the excuses, and they boil down to this: lack of process. In this presentation, she will introduce you to a practical, easy to implement approach you can use successfully in professional and personal situations. With insights directly applicable to preparing for negotiations, this program illustrates how she and others have used the 3 R’s of effective negotiation preparation successfully. Once you understand and begin to practice these skills, you’ll reap the benefits of being a more effective negotiator.
What Participants Will Learn:
  • Learn the Negotiation Process
  • Assess your Negotiation Readiness
  • Be introduced to the 3 “R’s” of Negotiation Readiness
  • Experience a Negotiation Readiness skill
Susan Borke, the Principal of BorkeWorks is passionate about helping people develop as effective negotiators. She believes no one is born a master negotiator. Great negotiation skills come from a combination of knowledge, training, and practice. Susan has over 25 years of negotiating and negotiation training experience with domestic and international commercial companies, educational institutions, and nonprofits as a media executive at CBS and in-house counsel at National Geographic. 

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9/17/20194:00pm to 8:30pm

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10/23/20194:00pm to 9:00pm

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11/19/20194:00pm to 9:00pm

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12/17/20194:00pm to 9:00pm

Tri-State Tax Conference.

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1/14/20204:00pm to 9:00pm

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