A: Be sure to take advantage of the 1st Time @ Forum Gathering on Tuesday afternoon. Meet fellow newcomers and hear from volunteer leaders who will share tips about how to make the most of the many learning and networking opportunities at the 2017 Forum. More information will be available in your registration packet.
Dinner groups hosted by AIR members provide additional opportunities for networking and are scheduled at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, May 30 and Wednesday, May 31. Anyone can organize a dinner group, and AIR staff will help with location suggestions and reservations. Additionally, many regional and state organizations host dinner groups after their meetings at 6 p.m. on either Wednesday, or Thursday. Dinner groups can be added to your online schedule via the online scheduling tool or mobile app. Dinner groups meet up at the Marriott Marquis (Mezzanine Foyer) and go together to pre-arranged locations. Dinner groups are optional, and attendees pay for their own meals at the restaurant.
The AIR networking hub and Exhibit Hall also provides ample opportunity to meet and mingle with colleagues during the Board Networking Reception, coffee and dessert breaks, and lunch hour. Poster sessions are also located here. And don’t forget to visit our sponsor booths and learn about the latest tools and services for IR and related fields.
Networking Sticker Bar - All first-timers will receive a special First Forum sticker on their name badge. Then, be sure to visit the networking sticker bar at the Tuesday Welcome Reception and/or in the registration area on Wednesday and Thursday to personalize your name badge with additional networking stickers to get your conversations started.
The AIR networking game also offers opportunities to connect with our sponsors and enjoy activities in the Exhibit Hall and other conference events while earning points for prizes and awards. See your name on the leaderboard in the Exhibit Hall lounge! More information about the AIR networking game will be available in May.