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Student Veterans of America
is proud to present
The 4th Annual National Conference
"Combating Veterans Unemployment"

December 8-10, 2011
at the
Rio Hotel & Casino
Las Vegas, Nevada

Conference Agenda


-----Day 1: Thursday, December 8, 2011-----
 Dress: Casual

4:00-7:00pm       Arrival & Registration (Location: Rotunda)
Attendees may check in during this time and recieve their conference materials.
7:00-8:30pm       Casual Networking (Location: Miranda 1-4)
Cash Bar available.  This will be an opportunity to mingle, socialize, and relax with fellow student veterans and supporters.                                   

-----Day 2: Friday, December 9, 2011-----
 Place: Amazon A Ballroom/Dress: Business

9:00-9:10am         Introduction and Welcome (Location: Brasilia 4-7)
Caleb Cage, Executive Director, Nevada Office of Veterans Services  

9:10-9:45am         Opening Remarks
Hon. Eric K. Shinseki, Secretary, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

9:45-10:00am     Guest Speaker
Kevin Schmiegel, Vice President, U.S. Chamber of Commerce

10:00-12:00pm   Hiring Managers Panel
Tim Carson, Diversity Manager, Rockwell Collins
Duane Hardesty, Outreach Ambassador, Operation IMPACT
Shelley Anderson, Veteran Services Representative-West, U.S. Office of Personnel Management
G. Benjamin Wills, J.D., Member, Southern Nevada Human Resources Association, Director of Human Resources, Roseman University of Health Sciences
Jim McMahon, Director of Talent Acquistion & Military Outreach, Travelers
Lisa Rosser, Author & CEO, The Value Of a Veteran™ (Panel Facilitator)                               

12:00-1:00pm       Lunch
On Your Own.

1:00-6:00pm         Career Fair (Location: Amazon A&D)
SVA, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, and Recruit Military are bringing employers from  across many different sectors together that want to hire veterans. Attendees are encouraged to bring multiple copies of their resume and employers are asked to bring national and local internship and job opportunities.

*1:00-2:00pm*   *Faculty & Advisor Roundtable Discussion* (Location Brasilia 4-7)
 Meg Krause, Associate Director, Military Programs, American Council on Education

-----Day 3: Saturday, December 10, 2011-----
  Dress: Business

9:00-10:30am     Veterans in Corporate America Panel (Location: Brasilia 4-7)
Ben Renda, Global Head of Policy, Enforcement, and User Operations, YouTube
Robert Goodson, Principal, Booz Allen Hamilton
James Rodriguez, Warrior Transition Program Director, BAE Systems

10:30-12:00pm   Speaker Series
Todd Bowers, Relationship Manager, Military & Veterans Affairs, Global Philanthropy, JP Morgan Chase
Rodrigo Garcia, Chairman, Board of Directors, Student Veterans of America

12:00-1:30pm      Lunch
On Your Own                             

1:30-2:30pm        Veteran Education Benefits
Keith Wilson, Director, Education Service, Department of Veterans Affairs

2:30-3:00pm        SVA Organizational Structure
Gerald Kapinos, Student Veterans of America

3:00-3:30pm       SVA National Leadership Council Candidate Statements
*SVA Chapter Members Only*

4:00-6:00pm       Break
Attendees are free to occupy this time as they see fit.  The poll will be open until                                       4:00p for chapter delegates to cast their NLC votes.

6:00-8:00pm      Banquet
Keynote Address: Col. David W. Sutherland, U.S. Army, Special Assistant to  the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs for Warrior and Family Support 

-SVA National Leadership Council Election Results

-Annual Awards Presentation

SVA National Leadership Council Candidate Statements
                                    *SVA Chapter Members Only*  Facilitated by: TBD


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