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New Member Orientation

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New Attendee Welcome Room

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Hosted by the Membership Committee, the New Attendee Welcome Room is for all new attendees -- whether a new member or it's your first meeting -- it's your go-to place for questions about your schedule, membership, or you simply need a quiet respite between sessions.  Come take a breather and meet other fellow new attendees.

You'll find Membership Committee members and Academy membership staff available to greet you, be sure to stop by and say hello!
Open Friday-Monday 8am-5pm
Tuesday 8am-3pm
Hynes Convention Center, directly across the hall from Registration
We look forward to seeing you there!

Orientation Signage
  • Friday, August 9th - 5:00-6:30 - Hynes Convention Center, Level 3, Room 302 (3rd floor - top of escalator)
  • A fun and interactive evening with an opportunity to learn more about your Academy membership benefits. (Note: This is a separate event from your division and interest group welcoming events.)
  • As an interactive RSVP event with a hard start and stop time, please be sure to arrive promptly at 5:00 pm. We look forward to seeing you there!
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It's April!

Top 3 Things To Do Now

  1. Register for the meeting and book your housing & travel! More than 10,000 members from around the world will descend on Boston, and hotel room blocks go quickly so book now through the AOM Housing Bureau. (You are not required to stay in an AOM hotel but they are the most convenient for quick access to your sessions.)
  1. Maximize your time, stay in or near the hotel where your Division sessions are being held! You'll find a link on our Hotel Accommodations website page that shows where each Division, Interest Group, and Committee are holding their sessions to make it easier to choose!
  1. Connect with your Division/Interest Community and read their newsletters and emails in your Inbox, they're full of 'must know' meeting information! Are you a Student member? Your division is most likely offering student consortium Professional Development Workshops (PDW's) that are invaluable and geared directly to you! Read your emails for details and sign up as soon as you can, they fill up quickly!
 (NOTE:  All PDW's listed on the program are open to ALL registrants UNLESS the session details indicate additional registration is required!)


It's May/June!

Plan, Plan, and Plan Your Agenda Before You Leave!

  1. Identify your goals first, then when the Online Program goes live in early June you'll be able to use it to help maximize your time by browsing and creating your customized, printable agenda BEFORE YOU LEAVE.
  • There are 1,900+ sessions to pick from so choices can be difficult.
  • The key is to prioritize and have a Plan A, B (and C).
  • Eliminate over scheduling by focusing on your 2 primary divisions first.
  • You'll receive an e-mail announcement when the online program becomes available around early June, so stay tuned!
  1. All meeting registrants are welcome to attend any session and to move between sessions.  A name badge is required for admission to all sessions and events.
  • There are some "select" PDW workshops that require a separate registration due to space limitations or pre-work assignments, so be sure to read ALL session details in the Online Program very carefully to determine if it is one of these "select" workshops.
  • If no pre-registration is indicated in the session details, you are welcome to attend without any additional sign up.
  • Doctoral and faculty consortiums are often full day events and typically require separate registration.  They fill up quickly, so SIGN UP EARLY!
  1. Student?  Join the New Doctoral Student Consortium (NDSC) Community on Connect@AOM and learn about their full day workshop! -- AND Divisions begin advertising their individual student consortiums in their emails before the online program goes live so, again, read your division emails carefully so you're prepared.
  1. Don't miss out on free food and the opportunity to meet others from your division or interest group! Simply search the Online Program specifically for your division's socials and welcome events! These are specifically geared to welcome you and that's where you'll meet like-minded colleagues to begin building your network!
  1. Presenting?  Bring your laptop!  Also helpful: review the Presenter Guideline link found on the homepage of the Online Program.
  1. Job Seeker? Create your candidate profile today, there will be many employers looking to set up onsite interviews, so don't miss out!
  1. Bring lots of business cards to share!
  1. Schedule some downtime in your agenda. You never know who you'll meet or when you'll want a break and Boston is a great city to see. It will be the needed balance to your otherwise insanely busy schedule!
  1. International traveler?  Think about allowing an additional day on the front end of the meeting to allow yourself time to get acclimated to the time difference, this way you'll start out fresh for what will be a very busy few days!


It's July!

Top 5 Things To Throw In Your Suitcase!

  1. Leave the tuxedo at home. Business casual attire is both acceptable and preferred. Be comfortable!
  1. Bring a good pair of walking shoes. With sessions across different properties, you'll want to be sure you're as comfortable as possible.
  1. A jacket or sweater -- even with the warm outside temps in August, inside any large meeting spaces the air conditioning and climate control can run amok, so an extra layer can keep even a temporary chill at bay.
  1. Allow extra space in your luggage for take-home materials and souvenirs, particularly any reference books and giveaways you pick up in the Exhibit Hall!
  1. Grab-and-go snacks, mints, and a water bottle carried daily in your conference tote bag can be life savers when all that scholarly work leaves you famished and parched because you over scheduled yourself with so much to attend and so little time to eat! (Again, don't forget your business cards!)


It's August!

Top 5 Things To Do When You Arrive In Boston!

  1. Check in using the self-check-in kiosks. They're located throughout the hotels and are a quick and easy way to retrieve your name badge and conference materials while avoiding the crowds, and offers you a quick start on your first day.
  1. Get your bearings!  Review our Boston Travel page before you leave and then pick up an area map when you arrive. Maps are available at the AOM Information Booth, or pick one up at your hotel.
  1. Download the Mobile Meeting App when it becomes available to create a personalized meeting experience at your fingertips!  You'll receive an email when it's ready!
  1. Get connected!  Wi-Fi connections are available throughout the meeting properties, and Internet cafes with laptops are also be available! Power up your devices and get connected.
  1. #AOM2019; Get the most up-to-the-minute information from the AOM social media channels. Spread the word about the meeting, and share some photos!


Top 5 "Must Add" Places & Events To Include On Your Agenda!

 New Attendee Welcome Room
  1. Set time aside to visit the Exhibit Hall.  It's open Saturday and Sunday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, and Monday from 8:00 am to 2:00 pm.  This is where you'll find great reference materials and fun giveaways! And don't miss the Exhibitor's Opening Reception on Friday evening immediately following the New Member Orientation!  Location: Hynes Convention Center, Hall A.  
  1. The New Member Orientation, geared specifically to new members, is a fun and interactive event that showcases how to make the most of your benefits.  An RSVP is required, so don't miss out!  Friday, 5:00-6:30 pm.  Location: Hynes Convention Center, Room 302 (3rd floor, top of the escalator).
  1. The All-Academy Networking Breakfast & Presidential Address & Award Ceremony on Sunday from 8:30-11:00 am!   A wonderful morning of member to member recognition and a scrumptious, free continental breakfast. Location: Sheraton-Grand Ballroom.
  1. The All-Academy Reception on Sunday from 6:00-8:00 pm.  Location: Fairmont Copley Plaza-Grand Ballroom.
  1. The President's Farewell Gathering on Tuesday from 5:00-6:00 pm!  A great way to wrap up an exciting week! Location: Boston Park Plaza-Grand Ballroom B.
Visit the New Attendee Welcome Room - Open Friday-Monday 8am-5pm
Tuesday 8am-3pm
Membership Committee volunteers & membership staff are on hand to help answer any of your questions
Stop by to say hello! 
Hynes Convention Center, directly across the hall from Registration

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