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BUDDIES WELCOME NEWBIES

New to the 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.

Pre-registration is encouraged. SIGN UP NOW to take part in this event.




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 4:45pm - 5:30pm



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.

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Debriefing
-This session will help participants process all of the information they will take in during the conference, as well as evaluate how the Buddies and Newbies activities helped them. The speakers will introduce participants to ATA's Mentoring Program, divisions, listservs, and local chapters and explain their benefits. The speakers will also provide suggestions on ways to follow up with all of those business cards participants will receive (e.g., storing them, sending e-mail, and continuing to network).
-Saturday 3:30pm - 4:30pm
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•  EVENT SCHEDULE
•  SPECIAL EVENTS
•  ASSOCIATION ACTIVITIES
•  DIVISION EVENTS
•  BUDDIES WELCOME NEWBIES
•  BOOK SPLASH


WHY BE A BUDDY?
To make someone feel welcome at their first conference
To expand your professional network
To gain insight or a different perspective
To make new friends and have fun!
SIGN UP to be a Buddy!

FIRST-TIME ATTENDEE
Check out the sessions, events, listserv, webinar, and other resources just for you! MORE»

 
 
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