Three Do’s of Attendee Onboarding
“Like new employees, first-time conference attendees will benefit from a smooth and successful onboarding experience. Some ideas for building an attendee onboarding strategy that will turn first-timers into long-timers.”
For many of our clients, we schedule a first-timers lunch which provides lots of wins for everyone. For attendees, they have an opportunity to meet other attendees and establish relationships that allow them to have someone to hang out with during the conference–making them feel a part of the group. It also allows them to hear from board members about the association and the direction it will be taking in the future. It’s a great opportunity for board members as well, since we sit one at every lunch table. This allows them to hear from new and potential members about what motivated them to attend the meeting and what their needs are when it comes to membership.