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At this year's Safety in Action we are proud to have back the popular Meeting Pool Tech Bar to help take the mystery out of technology and provide simple tech solutions to your everyday challenges.

Lead by Tara Thomas of The Meeting Pool, the tech bar is similar to the Apple Store genius bar. But instead of assisting people with just Apple products, Tara's team is there to help you with any tech question on any tech product.

Got an Android that's glitching? Need help understanding that new app all the kids are using? The Tech Bar experts know all the tricks. So, bring your devices and your head-scratching tech questions to Safety in Action. The Tech Bar experts haven't been stumped yet!

And while you're there, be sure to check out some of the latest innovations in wearables, smart gadgets, and other useful applications to simplify and advance your safety program. Try on a pair of Google Glasses, tool around with a smart watch, or get hands-on support with tracking tools designed to monitor employee health and safety.

At the Tech Bar, you will learn how technology can make scheduling easier, data collection simpler, and email less burdensome. Discover simple tricks and cool practices to harness the power of your applications and get the most out of your devices.

Visit the Tech Bar for one-on-one support or stop by for an informative 20-minute spotlight session on the latest and greatest in safety and workplace technology. Here's a rundown of the sessions we're offering:

Apps to Boost Personal & Professional Productivity
Tuesday, March 13, 4:30 - 4:50 PM
We're constantly being asked to do more with less. Luckily, technology is advancing in multiple ways to help us get organized and efficient, all while being more communicative, collaborative, and connected. In this session, we will share a legion of ready-to-go apps to help you get rid of manual processes, automate your workflows, and see a measurable difference in the way you manage your life and work time.

Gadgets & Wearable Technologies
Wednesday, March 14, 3:30 - 3:50 PM
From Google Glass to Lumo to the Apple watch or clothing that powers your devices, wearable technologies are becoming more commonly used both for personal and business use. Join us to learn more about this trend and how it fits in to the workplace, and how you can use it to your advantage to add some sizzle to your work life.

Tech and Solutions: Note Taking and Capturing Data - Speech and Handwriting Recognition
Wednesday, March 14, 4:30 - 4:50 PM
Are you still taking notes by hand with pen and paper? Let's change that - learn to maximize speech-to-text functionality across all of your devices for better dictation and data capture. Get the latest options for note taking on your mobile devices handwriting recognition features. Let's get connected and go paperless.

Using LinkedIn to Your Advantage
Thursday, March 15, 7:00 - 7:20 AM
LinkedIn is more than an online resume. You can build a high-performance branding platform through this social media marketplace of the business world, connecting you to its 330 million members. You can grow your business, marketing, and PR efforts for immediate and long-term impact. Come join this session to find out how you can become a LinkedIn leader.