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Speaker's Corner

The Fall Forum Speaker's Corner allows you to dive deeper into topics between sessions with speakers and fellow attendees. Session speakers will be available following each session to answer your follow-up questions or continue the conversation.

Passport to Prizes

Participate for your chance to win great prizes! Collect signatures from all participating sponsors on the game card you will receive in your registration packet. The game begins Sunday and continues through Tuesday at 9:15am. A completed game card qualifies you to win one of the following prizes:

  • Aon Hewitt jersey
    Aon Hewitt
  • $150 charity gift basket
    Blue Beyond Consulting
  • $50 Amazon gift card
    Center for Creative Leadership
  • Darden Executive Education program led by faculty team
    Darden School of Business, Executive Education
  • Five copies of Forum’s Principles of Learning: A Guidebook for Advancing Performance in Today’s Workplace
    Forum Corporation
  • HBDI Profiles and Webinar for leadership team
    Herrmann International                  
  • $200 American Express gift card
    IMPACT Group
  • $250 American Express gift card
  • Copy of Strategic Speed: Mobilize People, Accelerate Execution
  • $100 gift certificate
  • Apple iPad

New Member and First-Time Attendee Happy Hour

Sunday, October 23 • 5:00pm - 6:00pm

Learn how to get the most from your Fall Forum experience. Developed especially for HRPS members who have joined within the last two years and first-time event attendees, this reception offers a great opportunity to meet fellow new members, interact with HRPS leadership
and the Board of Directors and hear more about the benefits of HRPS membership. By invitation only.

Fall Forum Opening Reception

Sunday, October 23 • 7:15pm - 9:15pm                                                        

A great place to connect with fellow HR executives, HRPS leadership, partner organizations and more!

Fall Forum Networking Reception

Monday, October 24 • 5:45pm - 7:00pm   

Interact and network with 150 senior-level HR professionals, partner organizations and industry thought leaders from across the country. Partner organization exhibits will be on display and Hors d'oeuvres will be served.

Optional Offsite Networking Dinners

Monday, October 24 • 7:30pm

Monday evening's open schedule provides you with the opportunity to sign up for a group dinner or arrange your own night out on the town. Gather together members of your affiliate group, former colleagues or attendees you just want to get to know. All Monday evening activities are at the participant's own expense. To sign up, visit the HRPS registration desk by noon on Monday.

The restaurants below will be available at registration for attendees to sign up. All locations are within walking distance of the hotel. An HRPS representative will be in the Lobby at 7:15pm with to provide maps and assistance.

Willow Restaurant – American cuisine with French and Italian influence
4301 N. Fairfax Dr.Arlington,
VA 22203

Grand Cru – French/Euro cuisine and wine bar
4401 Wilson Blvd.
Arlington, VA 22204

Pinzimini – Fine Italian dining
Located in the Westin Arlington

Click here for several additional restaurant options.

Dine Around Georgetown

Monday, October 24 • 7:30pm

If you planned to use Monday night’s open schedule to explore Washington D.C.’s nightlife and dining scene, take this opportunity to visit Georgetown, D.C.’s oldest neighborhood. Lined with quaint, cobblestone streets and 18th century architecture, Georgetown pre-dates Washington and is rich with charm. Located only four miles from the Westin Arlington Gateway, Georgetown is a quick, affordable cab ride away. Be sure to visit one (or more!) of the neighborhood’s most popular establishments:

Blues Alley (Jazz supper club)

Sequoia (American cuisine)

Filomena Restaurant (Italian cuisine)

Georgetown Cupcake (Bakery/Desserts)

The Tombs (Neighborhood pub)

Mai Thai (Sushi/Thai)

Pizzeria Paradiso (Pizza)

Cafe Bonaparte (French)

Clyde's of Georgetown (Burgers/American)


Papa Razzi

Miss Saigon

Please visit the hotel concierge for additional recommendations and assistance with restaurant reservations, or visit

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