What do I need to know before attending my first World Congress

Start Planning Your Conference

  • Download the conference app.
  • Find the programs, poster sessions, discussion groups, speaker series, gatherings, etc. that match your interests and expertise, and/or topics key to your position responsibilities and organization initiatives. Planning ahead of time what sessions you want to attend is a must! The app will allow you to search by name, topic, and time
  • Check to see if there is a fee associated with the session. Not all sessions are included in the registration.
  • Be sure to include travel time when scheduling your conference activities. Have alternate events in mind in case you don’t have time to travel, the program you intended to attend is at capacity, the event is not what you expected, or cancelled.
  • Reference the maps provided to find out how best to get around the convention center, exhibit floor - and to find conference hotel information.