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.
Attention ATA-Certified Members:
You can earn 2.0 CEPs by participating as a Buddy! (Participation will be verified before CEPs are awarded.)
At this event, we will introduce Newbie-Buddy pairs, provide practical networking tips, and offer opportunities for attendees to break the ice and get to know each other.
Walk-ins are welcome, but it is recommended that you sign up by October 4 so that Newbies and Buddies can be matched prior to the event. Sign up when you register for the conference: Register Today!
Open to 3-Day Conference Attendees Only
WEDNESDAY 4:45PM – 5:30PM
During the Conference
Newbies and Buddies are encouraged to attend one session together and have one meal together so that Newbies can ask questions and Buddies can offer personalized advice.
Newbies will receive a little extra support as they navigate all the sessions and events, while Buddies are rewarded knowing they made someone feel welcome at their first conference.
This event will provide resources and strategies to leverage what you’ve learned and all the contacts you’ve made. Attendees will come away with a game plan of what to do after the conference. We want to make sure your time and effort (i.e., money) don’t go to waste!
Open to 3-Day and Saturday-Only Conference Attendees
SATURDAY 12:30PM – 1:30PM