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Tips for First Time Attendees

  • April 10, 2024

If you’re newcomer to the Annual Meeting, here are some tips to guarantee that you have an enriching and enjoyable time in New York.

  1. Plan with the App: Add your favorite sessions to your agenda, but also consider bookmarking nearby sessions at the same time in case your preferred session is full. Sessions on similar topics are located nearby.

    Find sessions using the “Sessions” button, add a session to your agenda by clicking the plus button (+) to the right of the session title, and then view your schedule by clicking “My Agenda” at the top of the Sessions area. Detailed, step-by-step instructions on building your agenda and on other app features can be found at

    Download below or search for “APA Meetings” in the App Store.

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  2. Bring Headphones: Sessions streamed to an overflow room will be noted on the top of this thread. Bring your personal device and connecting headphones! You’ll listen to the presentation with your personal device while watching on the large screen in the overflow room.
  3. Watch for Session Overflow Notifications in the App: Popular sessions can fill to capacity at the Annual Meeting. When this happens, and the session is in a streaming-capable room, your selected session will likely broadcast audio and slides to an overflow room. Find out which sessions are available in the venue’s overflow rooms by clicking on the “Wall” button in the APA Meetings App.
  4. Consider APA Annual Meeting on Demand: More than half of the sessions at the Annual Meeting are recorded and available after the Annual Meeting through APA’s On Demand product. On Demand can enhance your Annual Meeting experience by allowing you to view sessions you are unable to attend. Check which sessions will be covered by On Demand by looking for the “D” graphic in the session description in the Guide to the Annual Meeting or the “APA Annual Meeting on Demand” tag in the app.
  5. Check the Shuttle Service Schedule: Remember to keep your 2024 meeting badge handy, to ride on the courtesy shuttle bus. The Javits Center will serve as the hub for all shuttle bus routes. Click below to see a list of operating hours, hotels on routes, and more.

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