October 08, 2021 (All day) to October 10, 2021 (All day)
Austin Marriott Downtown, Austin, Texas, United States



*Please Note: The 2021 schedule has shifted from prior years' schedules. Pay close attention to dates and times for governance meetings and convention programming.


2021 IARW-WFLO Convention Schedule  


Thursday, October 7th 

12:00pm – 5:30pm 

Registration Open 

Moontower Foyer (2nd floor) 

2:00pm – 3:00pm 

IARW Board of Directors’ Meeting (by invitation) 

Waller Ballroom E-F (3rd floor) 

3:30pm – 4:30pm 

WFLO Board of Governors’ Meeting (by invitation) 

Waller Ballroom E-F (3rd floor) 

5:30pm – 8:30pm 

IARW-WFLO Leadership Reception Dinner (by invitation) 

Geraldines at The Kimpton Hotel Van Zandt (Off Property) 


Friday, October 8th 

8:15am – 5:30pm 


Hospitality and Networking Hub  

Moontower Foyer (2nd floor) 

Moontower Hall  

9:45am – 10:45am 

IARW-WFLO Joint Board Meeting (by invitation) 

Waller Ballroom E-F (3rd floor) 

11:45am – 1:45pm 

Opening General Session & Luncheon 

  • State of the Association: Matt Ott, GCCA 

  • Opening Remarks: IARW Chairman & WFLO Chairman 

  • Keynote Presentation: Dustin Garis 

  • Tech Talks: Dematic & Tippmann Innovation 

Waller Ballroom A-D (3rd floor) 

2:00pm – 3:00pm 

Peer to Peer Executive Roundtables 

  • Warehouse Owners 

  • Warehouse CEOs 

  • Warehouse Executives 

  • Supplier/Associates 


Room 601 

Room 602 

Room 501 

Room 405 

2:00pm – 6:30pm 

Supplier Showcase Open 

Moontower Hall (2nd floor) 

3:15pm – 4:00pm 

Focus Sessions 

  • CEO/Executive Track: Cybersecurity & Employment Law 

Presenter: Rachel Ehlers, Jackson Lewis 

  • Supply Chain Operations Track: Greening the Transportation Industry 

Presenter: Don Durm, PLM Trailor Leasing 

  • Government Affairs Track: Warehouse Legal Claims 

Presenters: Kevin Philips, Scopelitis | Eric Meyers, Scopelitis 


Room 604-605 


Waller Ballroom E (3rd floor) 



Waller Ballroom F (3rd floor) 

4:30pm – 5:30pm 

Happy Hour in the Supplier Showcase 

Moontower Hall (2nd floor) 

5:30pm – 6:30pm 

Opening Night Reception 

Moontower Hall (2nd floor) 

9:00pm – 11:00pm 

After Hours at Zanzibar 

Zanzibar Rooftop