Conference Schedule

The 2024 Executive Conference schedule is below.

General sessions will be held in the Avedon Ballroom; breaks and meals in the Cassatt Ballroom and the adjacent Artist Foyer.

4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.    Registration 
4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.   First-Timer/New Member Reception in the Metropolitan Room
5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.  

Opening Reception sponsored by Avnet/Newark.

 6:30 a.m. to 7:45 a.m.   Breakfast sponsored by Master Electronics.
 7:00 a.m.    Registration
7:00 a.m. to 7:45 a.m.    "Cyber Security and Cyber Debt" session with CrowdStrike
 8:00 a.m. to 8:15 a.m.   Welcome
 8:15 a.m. to 9:15 a.m.   Opening Keynote:  "Communicate to Connect" with AmyK Hutchens
 9:15 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.   "Beyond Onboarding" with TBD speakers
10:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.   Networking Break - Sponsored by TDK.
10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.   "Economic and Labor Market Update" with Alex Chausovsky, Director of Analytics and Consulting for the Bundy Group
11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m  


 12:15 p.m. to 1:15 p.m.    Luncheon sponsored by GlobalSpec and Onsemi
 1:15 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.    ECIA State of the Association with David Loftus and ECIA Board
 2:00 p.m. to 2:45 p.m.  

"Developing Culture in the Workplace with Emotional Intelligence" - Moderated by Robert Derringer and Panel TBA 

 2:45 p.m. to 3:15 p.m.  

Networking Break 

 3:15 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.  

"Electronics Components Industry Analysis and Outlook" with Dale Ford, ECIA 

 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.  

"Think Outside Our Perceived Limitations" with Jim Platzer, Motivational Speaker and Blind Pilot

 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.  

Reception sponsored by Waldom Electronics and Molex.

6:30 a.m. to 7:45 a.m.  

Breakfast sponsored by Catalyst Unity Solutions and Triad Magnetics.

7:00 a.m.   


7:15 a.m. to 7:45 a.m.   

"AI Q&A" with Sam Rad

8:00 a.m. to 8:15 a.m.   


8:15 a.m. to 9:15 a.m.  

Futurist "The Inexorable Technologies & Trends to Come" with Peter Leyden

9:15 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.  

 Association Awards

9:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.  

Networking Break - Sponsored by AEM Group, Millennium Alliance Group and Crowley Associates.

10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.  


11:00 a.m. to Noon  

"Radical Next" a session for ECIA members on AI by Sam Rad