Buddies Welcome Newbies New to the ATA Annual Conference? Wouldn’t it be nice to see a familiar face when you’re attending the conference for the first time? This mutually rewarding networking opportunity lets "Newbies" (first-time attendees) get paired up with "Buddies" (seasoned attendees) to get the most from their conference experience.
Introduction At this event, Newbies and Buddies are paired up with each other and will take part in some getting-to-know-you activities and networking role-playing. Wednesday • 5:15pm - 6:00pm • Open to registered attendees
During the Conference Newbies and Buddies are asked to attend one session together and have one meal together so that Newbies can ask questions and Buddies can offer personalized advice.
Debriefing This event allows Newbies and Buddies to provide feedback about their experience. Organizers will offer tips for post-conference follow-up and networking. Saturday • 4:00pm - 5:00pm • Open to registered attendees