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Start the conference off on the right foot. Gain insight on how you can make your conference experience anything but ordinary. This interactive orientation is especially recommended for......

Start the conference off on the right foot. Gain insight on how you can make your conference experience anything but ordinary. This interactive orientation is especially recommended for first-timers.

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  • 1. 2014 HDI Conference Maximizer Jenny Rains & Eddie Vidal
  • 2. Internet Access You asked for it, you got it! “Fight for your right” Network Name: HDI 2014 Password: Orlando (case sensitive) 2
  • 3. Wear your badge at all times. Needed for all events, sessions, keynotes, and expo hall What else is in your badge… Conference Badge “Mickey” 3
  • 4. Find All 5 Answers 4
  • 5. What to pull out from your suitcase General Sessions, Receptions and Workshops: –Business casual –A sweater or jacket is a good idea... –“You can leave your hat on” • Don’t forget to wear your 80’s Rock Attire for the Conference Party! 5
  • 6. Schedule Builder http://schedule.hdiconference.com/ • For convenience, not commitment • Print, email, export, or access through the app 6 Plan ahead. Don’t miss a beat.
  • 7. HDI 2014 Conference App • Agenda (with any updates) • Schedule Builder • Status updates from attendees • Maps, Expo Hall, Exhibitor list • Connect with other attendees • Evaluations 7
  • 8. Session Handouts Available on conference app and website http://www.HDIConference.com/handouts Username: HDI2014 Password: Attendee Catch the sessions you missed. on CD. CDs for sale at the Conference Bookstore 8
  • 9. Evaluations Rate breakout sessions and general sessions to let the speakers know “What I like about you…” HOW: Check your email and take it on your mobile device or Via the HDI 2014 Conference App or www.hdiconference.com/Eval 9
  • 10. Expo Hall WHERE: Flo Rida Expo Hall E/F WHEN: Tuesday 5 – 7pm Wednesday 12 – 3:30pm, 5pm – 7pm Thursday 12 – 3pm Exhibitors are listed in your program and on the app Prize giveaway • Solutions Spotlight Stage • Flyer in conference bag • Get exhibitor stamps  Enter to win • Submit to registration desk • Drawing: Thursday 2pm – Must be present to win 10
  • 11. Networking Opportunities – “Come Together” • Welcome reception in the expo hall immediately following this! – CASH PRIZE GIVEAWAY! • Networking reception tomorrow in the expo hall from 5-7pm • Thursday – Conference Party! – Rock Out 80’s style! – Coquina Lawn – Additional tickets for sale at the reg desk 11 Necessary Dance Break.
  • 12. Take advantage of peers 12
  • 13. Extra...Extra 13 • Breakfast briefings – Grab your food outside of the meeting room and kick off your day with these bonus sessions. – 7:30– 8:15am • Book signings – Keynote speakers will sign books immediately after their general sessions Authors: • Bruce Turkel Wed 10am • John O’Leary Wed 5:30pm • Randi Zuckerberg Th 9:45am • Peter Sheahan Fri 12:45pm
  • 14. “Pour some sugar on me” Don’t forget to eat! – Wednesday, April 2 • Breakfast: 7:30 AM • Lunch: 12:30 PM • Networking Reception: 5 to 7PM – Light hors d'oeuvres and beverages – Thursday, April 3 • Breakfast: 7:30 AM • Lunch: 12:15 PM • Conference Party – Hors d'oeuvres and beverages – Friday, April 4 – Breakfast 7:30 AM 14
  • 15. We are here for you! • Ask at the registration desk • Blue HDI Shirts • http://www.hdiconference.com/ • HDI 2014 Conference App #HDIConf14 @ThinkHDI 15
  • 16. After Conference – “Just Can’t Get Enough” • Recorded sessions available – order it (next to bookstore) • Collect business cards and reach out to peers • Contact speaker if you have additional questions • Take back 3 things and implement one thing • Attend an HDI Local Chapter Meeting • Write a summary of your experience and blog on HDIConnect.com • Take pictures and upload to conference and Social Media sites • Join LinkedIn and Facebook groups to receive updates 16
  • 17. Give that evaluation a try! See you at the Welcome Reception in the Expo hall immediately following this session! Florida Expo Hall E/F 17