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Tips for a Great Annual Meeting Experience

  • May 02, 2024

The best way to get meeting updates, browse sessions and learn about program changes and locations at the Annual Meeting is through the APA Meetings App.

Download the app here on your mobile device.

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.

With hundreds of sessions and courses, there are many options for your schedule–but be aware rooms can fill quickly on popular topics. Here are tips to ensure a great experience:

  1. Print your Badge Confirmation and Save Time When You Arrive - The busiest time for badge pickup is Saturday morning. Registration and badge pickup is open at Noon on Friday and begins at 7:30 a.m. on Saturday.

    Print out your barcode or have it ready on your phone – look for the email from “APAAM24” with “Know Before You Go” in the subject line. The Express Registration area at the meeting is for badge pickup.

  2. Plan Ahead 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. Many sessions will also be available in the On Demand package.
  3. Watch for Session Overflow Notifications in the App & Bring Headphones - 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. Sessions streamed to an overflow room will be noted on the top of this thread. Bring your headphones! You’ll listen to the presentation with your personal device while watching on the large screen in the overflow room.
  4. Consider APA Annual Meeting On Demand - Many 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 print Guide or the “APA Annual Meeting On Demand” tag in the app.

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