NASMM 2017
FIRST TIME ATTENDEES

Set goals and objectives for yourself. What do you hope to get out of the conference? Write it down and come ready to achieve!

Sign up for a NASMM Conference Mentor. Your Conference Mentor will contact you before the conference, meet you at the NASMM Hospitality Center to welcome you, and be a support person for you during the conference. You may request a Conference Mentor when registering online for NASMM 2017. All Conference Mentor requests must be received by December 1.

Stop by the NASMM Hospitality Center! The Hospitality Center will be open Thursday, March 9, from 12 pm - 5:30 pm. Meet up with your Mentor, meet conference volunteers, and the NASMM Board. They are on hand to welcome you, and to help you make the most out of your NASMM 2017 conference experience.

Pack smartly. The dress code is business casual — professional, yet comfortable. Make sure you dress in layers. It can be warm outside and chilly in the meeting rooms. Pack a jacket for evening activities, and don't forget chargers for your electronic devices. Downtown Indianapolis is connected through a series of climate controlled skywalks, so if the weather is inclement, you'll be warm and dry!

When you arrive at NASMM 2017, proceed to registration and pick up your name badge and your First Time Attendee Ribbon.

Registration opens at 7:30 am on Thursday, March 9th. Your First Time Attendee ribbon will easily identify you as a new attendee. Veteran NASMM conference attendees will go out of their way to welcome you!

Take a walk around the meeting site to become familiar with the meeting room locations, exhibit hall, general session rooms, and restrooms!

Pace yourself because this event is an exhilarating and exhausting three (3) days! You'll want to take in all NASMM 2017 offers.

Review the schedule of Learning Labs in advance! Be sure you select sessions that speak to you. If you find yourself in a session and it's not exactly what you wanted or expected, feel free to move to a different session that better meets your needs!

Review the session handouts prior to leaving. All session handouts are available on the NASMM 2017 Mobile App. You will be provided access to the App in February 2017.

Bring plenty of business cards — not just for the fantastic resources you'll discover in our Marketplace and Idea Exchange, but for the many new friends and colleagues you'll meet by the end of the conference.

Stay connected with the NASMM 2017 Conference Mobile App, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter!

  • The hashtag is #NASMM2017 on all of our social media platforms.
  • Update your profile on the NASMM 2017 Mobile App! This way you are able to instantly connect with new friends!
  • The NASMM Mobile App is designed to help you extend your meeting experience by creating your custom schedule, determining which exhibitor booths you want to explore, and note-taking at your sessions.
  • You can also follow and connect with social media from the event!