Maximize Your Networking Opportunities
Long-lasting connections can be made when you least expect it. Take advantage of these little moments between formal networking activities:
Conference Registration Desk
Introduce yourself to others while waiting in line to pass the time and meet someone new right away. Commiserate about your travel, rave about the weather, or compare notes on the workshops you plan to attend.
First-Time Attendee or Welcome Reception
Plan to mix and mingle at these receptions. Don’t be a wallflower, work the room! We’ve asked everyone to wear something with their organization's logo to serve as a conversation starter. Do you have your 30-second elevator speech ready?
Start networking before you arrive in Clearwater by joining these APEX groups now.
You can't meet new people if you sit with those you already know. Find an open chair, and start the conversation by asking if you can join the table. Have a seat, introduce yourself, and start chatting.
Introduce yourself to the people sitting next to you. Since you’re all at the same session, you automatically have a common interest.
Introduce yourself to the person in front of you while you fix your cup of coffee.
Remember to wear your conference name badge, which identifies you as part of the group. Starting conversations is easy, as everyone is having a shared experience.