DRI Conference Agenda

(subject to change)

Please note that we have changed our event schedule for DRI2021. The conference will begin Sunday afternoon, with a kick-off plenary session, educational sessions, and the opening of the exhibit hall. Monday and Tuesday will be full days of educational sessions and conference activities, culminating with the DRI Awards of Excellence ceremony and gala Tuesday evening. While we are offering a farewell breakfast on Wednesday morning, there are no other conference activities on Wednesday.

Saturday, February 27

Sunday, February 28

7:00 AM – 2:00 PM

On-site Registration open


1:00 PM – 1:30 PM

Welcome Address


1:30 PM – 2:00 PM

Order of the Sword and Shield Honor Ceremony


2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Keynote Adress


3:00 PM – 3:30 PM

Coffee & Snack Break


3:00 PM – 4:30 PM

Breakout Sessions


4:30 PM – 6:30 PM

Opening Reception in the Expo Hall

Monday, March 1

7:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Onsite Registration Open


7:00 AM – 8:00 AM

Breakfast served in the Expo Hall


8:00 AM – 9:00 AM

Plenary Session


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

Expo Hall Open
Activities include:  Exhibits, Lunch served, and 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

Tuesday, March 2

7:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Onsite Registration Open


7:00 AM – 8:00 AM

Breakfast served in the Expo Hall


8:00 AM – 9:00 AM

Plenary Session


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:  Exhibits, Lunch served, and 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

Closing Plenary


6:30 PM – 8:00 PM

DRI Foundation Reception and Auction Benefit


8:00 PM – 11:00 PM

DRI Gala, Dinner and Awards Ceremony


Wednesday, March 3

7:15 AM – 8:15 AM

Breakfast served