If this is your first time attending the AAS conference or if you would simply like a walkthrough of all of the 2020;conference events, join us at the First Time Attendee Orientation. Speakers will include the AAS Program Committee Members, the AAS Conference Manager and fellow members sharing their experiences and tips as first-time attendees.
Tips for First Time Attendees:
Make a Plan. The conference can be overwhelming with the number of exhibitors, sessions, and other events so review the schedule in advance including the exhibitor listings and make a plan.
Bring business cards. You’ll meet a lot of new faces, so make sure to bring plenty to hand out.
Attend at least one social event. The AAS Annual Conference happens only once a year, so make the most of your time.
Go to the Keynote Address! And attend other large plenary sessions including the Awards Ceremony and the President's Address. They’re free to all attendees, and information will be presented that you may not find anywhere else.
Wear really (really) comfortable shoes. The conference facilities are large, and you don’t want to miss walking the full floor because your feet are sore.
Don’t forget to eat and drink plenty of water! Bring a protein bar if you need to, but you’ll have long days that require good energy and the need to stay hydrated.