Women in Plastics Educational Workshop

Thursday, March 5, 2020

Austin, TX, USA

Women and men are welcome to attend.

Registration Fees

IAPD Members: US$249
Nonmembers: US$349
Students (with valid student ID): US$25
Welcome Reception Only: US$39

Join Women in Plastics for a day of learning and connecting on Thursday, March 5 in Austin, TX.

This educational workshop will feature:

  • Interactive workshop on presentation and public speaking skills
  • Collaborative networking activities
  • Lively group discussion
  • An opportunity to meet industry peers and build business relationships
  • Networking breakfast and lunch

This educational offering is intended to help foster facilitated networking and the chance to connect with attendees on a deeper level.


1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Optional Philanthropic Activity in Austin: Volunteer at Central Texas Food Bank (pre-registration required)

6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Welcome Reception at SPIN Austin

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Workshop Facilitators

Think Like an Actor, Speak Like a Pro

Presented by Eleni Kelakos

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If you want to advance in life and career, you can’t hide under your desk when it’s time to do a speech or presentation.  Regardless if you are an executive, salesperson, finance, human resources or marketing professional; if you want to move up the ladder you cannot avoid public speaking. Studies show that fear of public speaking and the inability to communicate effectively can be a hindrance to career advancement. Quite simply, if you want to be a leader, you had better be able to communicate.  Eleni Kelakos will guide us through an interactive workshop on the tricks of the trade of public speaking.

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Demystifying the Profit & Loss Statement facilitated

Presented by Chris Chotard of Polymershapes

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Unless you’re a finance whiz who loves all things accounting, certain financial statements can be baffling to even the most talented performance plastics professional. In this session, Christopher Chotard, chief financial officer of Polymershapes, will help you learn the basics of how to read a profit & loss (P&L) statement, so you can wow your boss with your knowledge of:

  • Total sales
  • Cost of goods sold
  • Gross profit/margin
  • The all-important bottom line
  • And more
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Sheraton Austin Hotel at the Capitol
701 East 11th Street
Austin TX 78701
Phone: (512) 478-1111

IAPD attendees will receive a special discounted rate of $209 per night. Click below to make a reservation or call the reservations line at 1-888-627-8349 and mention you are an IAPD Women in Plastics attendee. The cut-off date for the hotel block is Monday, February 10, 2020.

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