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Tips for First Time attendees



  • Wear comfortable shoes.
  • Bring a sweater – it gets cold in the meeting rooms.


  • Use a credit card to check into your hotel. Hotels will hold available credit for incidentals. If you use a debit card and you have a limited amount of funds in your account, you might not be able to access your money.


  • Don’t stress if you don’t receive your registration packet in the mail, bring a copy of your confirmation letter to registration. You can get everything you need there!
  • Lines are long at registration on Wednesday morning. If you don’t need your badge first thing, come in the early afternoon to pick up your materials.

First Time Attendee Orientation

Wednesday, April 6, 12:30pm-1:00pm
Location: TBD

Is this your first time at AudiologyNOW!? Come to the First Time Attendee Orientation for an overview that will help you make the most of this incredible experience.


  • Plan to be at sessions 10 minutes early to get a seat! Popular sessions fill up fast.
  • Use the online itinerary planner to get an idea of what sessions you want to attend. Make sure to print it out with the room numbers so you’ll know where you’re going.
  • Take time to read ProgramNOW!, you will receive this on-site in your convention bag, it has all the details on what’s happening and when.

General Things:

  • Bring a water bottle. You can fill it up at water coolers in the hall or the sessions rooms. It’s cheaper than buying bottled water and more eco-friendly!
  • Shuttles are available at most hotels to take you to the convention center. They run on a regular schedule and it’s posted in your hotel. View the hotel map to see which hotels have shuttle service and which are within walking distance.
  • Celebrate Audiology is the opening party for the convention and IT’S FREE! When you register, indicate if you will be attending.
  • Lunch is available at the concession counters at the back of the exhibit hall. You’ll receive lunch coupons in your registration packet. Hold onto your lunch coupons. Lost or stolen coupons cannot be replaced.
  • Trivia Bowl is lots of fun to attend. Sign up early so you can sit with friends or make some new ones and sign up for an empty spot. The sign up board will be in the Academy Central area.
  • Your expocard (electronic business card) in your registration packet is to access the computer stations at @udiology where you can:
    • Check e-mail
    • Enter CEUs
    • Leave a message for another attendee
    • View sessions