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Weekdays with Bernie FAQs

Frequently asked questions

What is Weekdays with Bernie?


BerniePortal’s Annual Conference, Weekdays with Bernie brings together hundreds of benefits and HR leaders for best-in-class learning opportunities, networking, and strategies to grow their business and company—all held in the heart of Nashville, TN.




Who should attend?


Weekdays with Bernie features something for everyone, with session topics ranging from sales growth to workplace diversity. The conference is especially useful to agency owners, producers, service team members, and leaders.




Isn’t it risky to be holding a conference given the current economic state?


We understand there’s a lot of uncertainty around COVID-19 and in-person events. That’s why BerniePortal is taking strict precautions and monitoring guidelines and health and safety rules. We will continuously provide updates on the status of our in-person event as we get closer to May 19-21.




Do we have to attend in person?


No! Both attendees and presenters didn’t miss a beat during our 2020 virtual-only conference. And, thanks to a more experienced team and finetuned features, we expect the online option for the 2021 conference to be even better this year.




What to expect:


The goal of Weekdays with Bernie is to provide valuable business advice, industry information, and strategies for our attendees.
We’ll kick off with a welcome reception before heading into a two-day conference where attendees will hear from world-class speakers.
Expect to learn new strategies for building your business, develop best practices, mark a new era for your business, and network with peer professionals from around the country.




Are tickets priced the same for in-person and virtual attendees?


Virtual tickets will only include general sessions, so they will have a lower price than in-person tickets.




Will there be BerniePortal Training?


Yes. Due to popular demand, we have added a pre-conference Broker partner training session. Perfect for new BerniePortal partners or those who weren’t able to make it to training the first time around, the training portion of Weekdays with Bernie will start one day earlier than the conference.




What is the investment to attend Weekdays with Bernie?


Virtual registration starts at $99 while In-Person Early Bird registration starts at just $499 and pricing increases as the event nears. For sponsor pricing, please contact Tasneem Islam at tasneem.islam@bernardhealth.com.




Need approval from your boss to attend Weekdays with Bernie?


Click here to download our customizable request template.




Is transportation available?


The Hilton Downtown Nashville is located at 121 4th Ave S., Nashville, TN 37201. From the airport, the hotel recommends a taxi or Uber. Attendees with a large group may benefit from a shuttle service.




What should I bring?


We recommend bringing a laptop. Networking materials may also come in handy!




What is the dress code?


The dress code at Weekdays with Bernie is business casual (jeans are okay!)




Will I be able to attend all sessions?


Bernie Breakouts will be split across three sessions and attendees can choose the most relevant session. All other sessions will be general and available to all attendees, with no other events occurring at those times.




What meals will be provided?


Breakfast and lunch are provided by Weekdays with Bernie for in-person attendees.





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