The exposition brings together top professionals and supplier partners eager to network and share ideas on how to stay competitive in today’s growing market. To check out some of the highlights, keep checking our website for updates.
Meet, greet and connect using your myNAA Planner! Free planning tools include:
- See who is at NAA
- Plan your time
- Search for exhibitors
- View the live floor plan
- Explore programming and speakers
- Make one-on-one appointments
First Timer FAQs
Materials for each session will be available on the NAA app and our website.
You can also pre-order REWIND, PowerPoint-synced audio recordings of sessions from the conference. For more information or to pre-order, visit www.naahq.org/rewind.
We do not have a specific dress code, but here are some tips:
- Business casual attire is acceptable and widely practiced.
- Be sure to bring layers as the meeting rooms can get chilly.
- Wear comfortable shoes. You’ll be racking up that step count!
Laptop or iPad to take notes, or the OG method – with a notebook and pen.
Business cards are a must. With all the networking opportunities, you can never have enough, so keep them with you at all times.
NAA will have an app available closer to the conference where you can look up exhibitors, education sessions and other attendees. Create your own schedule based on the sessions that you’re most interested in and the companies you want to visit in the Exhibit Hall.
NAA also offers myNAAPlanner, which works in conjunction with NAA app and enables you to plan ahead and determine which education sessions will provide the best return on investment.
If you’re not already on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram, get on and follow the conference hashtag at #Apartmentalize. This will give you an insider’s view of what is trending before, during and even after the conference.
Plan your conference schedule before you arrive in San Diego. This will give you more time to interact and engage with other attendees.
Do you have a colleague attending the meeting? Ask them to guide you through and introduce you to fellow attendees.
Attend as many social events and receptions as you can. You’ll be rewarded with free food and cocktails!
Purchase a ticket to the Newcomer Breakfast on Thursday, June 14, to learn the ropes on how to maximize your experience at the conference.
Show up for sessions early. You’ll score a great seat and have time to mingle with the other attendees around you.
Attend the Welcome Reception on Wednesday. This is a great, relaxing way to meet other attendees.
Be flexible with your conference schedule. The “law of motion and responsibility”—formerly known as the “law of two feet”—should apply: If a session is not working for you, leave (even if you are seated up front). Go to another session or meet up with others outside the session rooms who want to engage in other conversations and networking opportunities.
Keep an open mind and enjoy yourself! This is going to be a great experience and you are going to meet some wonderful people.