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 the Solar Atrium of the Austin Convention Center (ACC).
Looking to Connect?
ATX Attendee Lounge
ACC | Exhibit Hall 4 Pre-Function Foyer
Come relax, mix and mingle with other first-time attendees in the ATX Attendee Lounge located outside of Exhibit Hall 4. This lounge will not only serve as a meeting point to easily identify others, but you will have the opportunity to meet representatives from Austin, get tips and advice on what to do in and around Austin as well as enjoy daily refreshments.
First-Time Attendee Reception
Sunday, October 1 | 12:15pm – 1:00pm
ACC | Meeting Room 10C
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, October 1 | 3:30pm – 6:30pm
ACC | Exhibit Hall 1-3
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 Austin. 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!
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 ATX Attendee 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!