17-20 September 2016, San Jose
  • All work and no play makes for a dull conference. It’s time to come together with other regulatory professionals and have some fun. Here you'll find details and tools such as our app to keep you connected and organized for all the conference has to offer.

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  • Convergence App

    The RAPS Events app lets you build your agenda, find your way around, interact with the speakers during their presentations, network with other attendees and earn points to be leader of the leaderboard at Convergence.

    To download the app from the Apple App Store or Google Play Store, search RAPS Regulatory Events.


    The app can also be accessed from your laptop/desktop; select the HTML 5 version.


    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: raps16

    If you have any questions, please contact the RAPS Solutions Center at +1 301 770 2920 ext. 200 or email raps@raps.org.

    MEMBER CENTRAL

    Sunday, 18 September, 6:00 pm–7:30 pm 
    Monday, 19 September, 9:30 am–4:00 pm 
    Tuesday, 20 September, 10:00 am–3:30 pm

    Visit Member Central in the exhibit hall. This is your destination for RAPS membership information, where you can get a free professional headshot at the Headshot Café. Hair and makeup will be provided to give you that polished look. Get involved and sign up for volunteer opportunities. Participate in our 40th anniversary celebration of the regulatory profession by making your mark on our interactive walls, and so much more. Stop by to get questions answered and advice from the RAPS staff on hand to help you make the most of your membership. 

    CONVERSATIONS THAT MATTER

    Monday, 19 September, 12:45–1:30 pm │ 3:15–4:00 pm  
    Tuesday, 20 September, 12:15–1:00 pm │ 2:45–3:30 pm

    Join RAPS Fellows and senior regulatory professionals for informal discussions on key challenges facing today’s regulatory professionals. These sessions are not recorded and no slides will be presented. Come prepared to ask your questions and share your personal insights. Each session is open to everyone at all career levels, but seating is limited and is managed on a first come, first served basis.

    DINE-AROUNDS

    Monday, 19 September, 6:00 pm

    This popular dining out event is a great opportunity to spend quality time with friends and colleagues outside the convention center and sample the tastes of San Jose. Sign up and departure for the Dine-Arounds will be at RAPS Central. 

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  • RAPS Central

    Sunday, 18 September, 7:00 am–6:00 pm 
    Monday, 19 September, 7:30 am–5:30 pm
    Tuesday, 20 September, 7:30 am–5:00 pm

    RAPS Central is your go-to place to get answers to all of your conference questions, up-to-the-minute news and information and to purchase the publications you’ve been looking for.


    The RAPS Store at RAPS Central is filled with must-have regulatory publications and this year’s newest titles, including the new Global Regulatory Strategy Guides. Get 20% off our bestsellers and free shipping at the RAPS Store, only during convergence. 

    TASTE OF NORTHERN CALIFORNIA RECEPTION

    Sunday, 18 September, 6:00-7:30 pm

    Hosted by

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    Come enjoy some of Northern California's finest fare and local beer and wine while connecting with colleagues and exhibitor representatives in a fun, relaxed environment inside the Exhibit Hall

    R “RAY” WANG BOOK SIGNING

    Sunday, 18 September, 6:15–6:45 pm

    The first 500 attendees who arrive for the Sunday 4:30 pm Opening Keynote Address will receive a free copy of R “Ray” Wang’s book, Disrupting Digital Business. If you receive one of those free copies, meet him immediately after his powerful opening plenary for a book signing. His best-selling book provides insights on why 52% of the Fortune 500 have been merged, acquired, gone bankrupt or fallen off the list since 2000. The impact of digital disruption is real. However, it’s not the technologies that drive this change; it’s a shift in how new business models are created. Wang analyzes the trends to which business leaders must pay attention and how they should react to them. Those trends, when taken seriously, require a new way of thinking about business.

    GRAB AND GO LUNCH NETWORKING

    Monday, 19 September, 12:30–1:30 pm 
    Tuesday, 20 September, 12:00–1:00 pm

    Enjoy lunch while connecting with regulatory professionals from around the world. 

    • Enjoy a lunch session: Sponsored Session (Exhibit Hall) or Conversations That Matter (231 and 230 C)
    • Dine in the Lower Level Plaza or outside on one of the convention center terraces: Market or Almaden
    • Network indoors in the Exhibit Hall or Grand Ballroom
     

    RAC MINI-SESSIONS

    Monday, 19 September, 3:15–4:00 pm
    Tuesday, 20 September, 2:45–3:30 pm

    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.

    CELEBRATION EVENT FOR 40 YEARS OF THE REGULATORY PROFESSION

    Tuesday, 20 September, 6:00-7:30 pm | San Jose Ballroom, San Jose Marriott

    Sponsored by

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    This year marks 40 years of the regulatory profession and RAPS, as well as 25 years for the RAPS San Francisco Bay Area Chapter. Join us for a toast to the new class of RAPS Fellows and current RAC holders followed by a red carpet anniversary party with live music, food, cocktails and festivities.