All work and no play makes for a dull conference. It’s time to come together with other regulatory professionals and have some fun. Attendees can find details and tools such as our app to keep you connected and organized for all the conference has to offer. From networking events and wellness activities, to exploring Baltimore and tasting its cuisine, we’ve got you covered at RAPS’ Regulatory Convergence.
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You can’t have a conference called Convergence without great networking events. Come together with other regulatory professionals in a casual atmosphere for some fun. You'll have multiple opportunities to mix and mingle with your peers and take advantage of the attractions of Baltimore's Inner Harbor.
Monday, 26 October 10:00–11:00 am Tuesday, 27 October 9:45–10:45 am
Take charge. Design your own session on a topic that’s meaningful to you. If you have a topic, idea or issue regarding a regulatory issue that you want to discuss, create your own Pop-Up session. Come to RAPS Central, share your session idea and explore it with fellow attendees in an open forum. It’s an impromptu, spontaneous way to bring your colleagues together to brainstorm and learn from one another.
Monday, 26 October 10:00–10:45 am Tuesday, 27 October 9:45–10:30 am
Talk with members of the Regulatory Affairs Certification Board and RAC holders about where the RAC credential can take your career. Whether you’re wondering if you’re eligible to take the exam or building a study plan, these open discussions are a great way to get your questions answered.
» Learn more about the RAC Mini-Sessions at RAPS' Latest
Monday, 26 October, 5:00-6:30 pm Hosted by Medtronic
Come enjoy some of Baltimore's finest fare and local beer and wine while connecting with colleagues and exhibitor representatives in a fun, relaxed environment inside the Exhibit Hall. All attendees are welcome.
Tuesday, 27 October, 5:30-6:30 pm
We’re serving up cocktails and conversation with your colleagues. Join us in the Hilton Baltimore Key Ballroom Foyer (2nd floor). Enjoy light hors d’oeuvres, refreshments and live music while overlooking Camden Yards.
Tuesday, 27 October, 6:30 pm
This popular dining out event is a great opportunity to spend quality time with friends and colleagues outside the conference hall and sample the taste of Baltimore. Sign up at RAPS Central. Dine-Arounds will depart after the RAPS Cocktail Hour from the Hilton Baltimore Key Ballroom Foyer (2nd floor).
Dine-around locations include:
The new RAPS Events app that will allow attendees to build their agenda, find their way around, interact with the speakers during their presentations, network with other attendees and earn points and achievements to redeem for prizes while at the Convergence.
RAPS Events is available now on three platforms:
In order to access the app, after downloading it to your device, you will need to enter the following information: Login: The email address you used to register for Convergence Password: raps15
If you have any questions, please contact the RAPS Solutions Center at Call RAPS Solutions Center at +1 301 770 2920 ext. 200 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Visit Member Central, located in the exhibit hall and meet with RAPS staff to discuss how to sign up or renew your RAPS membership, and update your RegEx profile. If you are one of the first 300 to sign up or renew your membership on site, you are eligible to get a free professional headshot. Hair and makeup will be provided to give you that polished look. Also, author and speaker Daniel Pink will conduct a book signing at Member Central immediately after his Monday 26 October opening keynote address. Wellness demonstrations and online course demos and details on the RAC Prep Toolbox will be available here. Plus, you can turn in your exhibitor passport form at this location.
Monday, 26 October 10:15–10:45 am
Immediately after Daniel Pink’s powerful opening plenary meet him for a book signing of his two New York Times best-sellers: To Sell Is Human and Drive. To Sell Is Human offers a fresh look at the art and science of selling. He reveals the new ABCs of moving others, explains why extraverts don’t make the best salespeople, and shows how giving people an “off-ramp” for their actions can matter more than actually changing their minds. Drive shares the secret to high performance and satisfaction—at work, at school and at home. In this provocative and persuasive book, Pink examines the three elements of true motivation—autonomy, mastery and purpose—and offers smart and surprising techniques for putting these into action. Books will be available for purchase at Member Central.
Learn more about the Regulatory Convergence from Regulatory Focus.
If you're a presenting speaker attending the Convergence, review guidelines and download templates to prepare your presentations.
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