Not Sure Who’s New?

Easily spot other first-time attendees by the “First-Time Attendee” ribbon on their badge making it easy to identify new friends. Be sure to pick one up at Registration located in Concourse A of the David L. Lawrence Convention Center (DLCC).

Looking to Connect?

Host Committee Lounge

DLCC | Concourse B – Level Two

Come relax, mix and mingle with other first-time attendees in the Host Committee Lounge located on Level Two, Concourse B. This lounge will not only serve as a meeting point to easily identify others, but you will have the opportunity to meet representatives from Pittsburgh, get tips and advice on what to do in and around Pittsburgh as well as enjoy daily refreshments.

First-Time Attendee Reception

Sunday, September 22 | 12:15pm – 1:00pm

DLCC | Meeting Room TBD

First-time attendees are invited to this informal gathering featuring light refreshments for an opportunity to meet other First-Time attendees. Be sure to stop by! From the reception, attendees can walk together to the Sunday General Session from 1:30pm-3:30pm.

Exhibit Hall Grand Opening Reception

Sunday, September 22 | 3:30pm – 6:30pm

DLCC | Exhibit Halls BC

The Exhibit Hall Grand Opening Reception is one you don’t want to miss. This event is included in your registration fee and includes a complimentary beverage of your choice as well as delicious hors d’oeuvres.

First-Time Attendee Tips

Create an Agenda

Create an agenda of sessions you want to attend via the conference app. Be sure to download the app before arriving in Pittsburgh. Information on downloading the conference app will be available on the Annual Conference website beginning in early September.

Engage with Other Attendees

Engage with other attendees via the app. The activity feed is particularly popular with attendees!

Arrive Early

Pro Tip: If a session is particularly important to you, arrive EARLY! Some rooms will reach capacity quickly and arriving late could mean you won’t get access to the room.

Help Welcome First-Time Attendees!

If you see a First-Time Attendee, say hello, introduce them to some of your contacts, sit by them in a session or during the Exhibit Hall lunches, or simply stop by the Host Committee Lounge to greet them. Not only will you help First-Time Attendees, but you’ll grow your own network and likely make a great new friend!