I am soooo looking forward to coming to New York in a couple days for the MTNA conference. This is my 3rd MTNA conference. I’ve never been to New York, but it’s always been on my wish list of places to go. While there I will be cramming in lots of sight-seeing, tours and broadway shows (we are seeing Wicked and The Phantom of the Opera) with my Mom.
For those joining me in New York, I wanted to pass along an awesome tip that I just learned from Mario Ajero… If you have a mobile phone or device, MTNA has put the schedule available for download on the free Guidebook mobile app. You can find the links to download this app by either searching for Guidebook or going to: http://guidebook.com/getit I just downloaded mine and it is AWESOME! This allows you to save your favorites and create your custom schedule. You can also mark the exhibitors you definitely want to visit and there is a map of the hotel showing you where everything is. You will definitely want to take advantage of this tool if you can.
Another little conference tip that I wanted to share is make sure you print out address labels in advance with your name, address, phone number and email. This way when you receive the coupon book of giveaways you just need to stick your label on, versus writing this information over and over. For other tips on must have’s for conference be sure to visit Natalie’s blog here: http://musicmattersblog.com/2010/03/26/the-conference-goers-list-of-essentials/
Now I don’t know about you but I’m having a hard time narrowing my class choices down to one. I may be bouncing around a little, we’ll see. I think I’ll be able to decide a little more once I get a hold of the conference booklet and read the descriptions fully.
Tell me… do you have any other conference tips to share before I leave? Hope to see you there!