Attending a conference for the first time can be overwhelming. I.C.E. is a friendly and welcoming community. We’re happy you’ll be joining us!
To help you prepare, review the information below. If you have any additional questions, please feel free to contact Bethany Brewer at email@example.com.
What to Expect
Learn from Previous First-Time Attendees
Read the Credentialing Insights article, Meaningful Connections, Actionable Learning: First-Time Attendees on the ICE Exchange, to hear from two first-time attendees.
We encourage you to attend the First Time Attendee Reception Monday, November 15 from 5:00 - 6:00 pm. Hosted by I.C.E.'s Program Committee, this reception is designed to encourage networking among other first-time attendees and provide an opportunity for you to meet I.C.E.'s volunteer leaders.This is an invitation-only event for first-time attendees.
I.C.E. strives to offer educational programming for all types of learners. Familiarize yourself with the general conference schedule.
Consider attending sessions:
How to Prepare
Plan your Schedule and Download the App
The majority of attendees state they attend the I.C.E. Exchange for the educational opportunities. Select the sessions you want to attend ahead of time, and mark them in the mobile app. (Mobile App information will be shared a month ahead of the conference).
Come Prepared to Network
- Bring your business cards and come prepared to meet your fellow credentialing professionals during educational sessions, meals in the Innovation Hall, and networking events.
- Consider volunteering. This provides a structured way to meet other attendees.
- Know that you are not alone! Approximately 30% of attendees are first-timers too.
Make Time for Yourself
We all know conferences can be tiring. Make sure to schedule some down time for yourself.