Helen Eby wants you!
Are you going to the ATA Conference in Chicago? Then read this message:
As of today, here is the count:
We would like to have a one-to-one ratio if possible. Why would you want to be a buddy?
It gives you a fresh perspective on the Conference. You get to see it from someone else’s point of view.
Newcomers to the Conference are our colleagues. Getting to know them is great!
It’s our turn to help out.
What kind of commitment does it involve?
1. Come to the “pairing up” session on Wednesday at 5, just before the opening banquet. Not too many things are scarier than walking into a room full of 1500 people and knowing exactly nobody, having no idea what is happening, etc.
2. Have a meal together. This could be continental breakfast, lunch, whatever.
3. Go to a session together. I believe there are over 150 sessions, so there should be one you are both interested in! By the way, going to sessions that are not on your list might be surprisingly interesting anyway. Those have been some of my favorites!
So… cold you please sign up and be a buddy? We need you…
New to the ATA Conference? Please check this link and sign up for Buddies welcome Newbies: http://atanet.org/conf/2014/first_time.htm
Experienced conference attendee? Sign up as a Buddy and help a first-timer!http://atanet.org/conf/2014/newbies.htm