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First Time Attendee Tips

​First time attending? Never fear, we have gathered some tips to help you succeed. There is a lot to see and do, so make the most of your time and remember to enjoy yourself.

First Time Attendee

Before You Arrive

Plan your schedule. If you haven’t already selected your sessions or want to make changes, login to the Attendee Service Center.
Then, select the “Create My Itinerary” button.
Map out the exhibitors you want to visit. With hundreds of exhibitors, it’s helpful to plan ahead. Become familiar with the show floor and select who you want to meet on-site. View the exhibit map.
Download the RIMS 2017 Mobile App. Our mobile app provides easy-to-use interactive capabilities including bookmarking sessions, viewing session handouts, connecting with attendees and more. Learn more.  
Organize a group networking dinner. Join your fellow attendees at a “RIMS 2017 Dine Around”. Our new dinner reservation tool allows you to choose from a variety of participating restaurants. Make your dinner reservations.
Pack extra business cards. You’re at the conference to learn AND network, so challenge yourself to meet at least three new people every day.

During the Conference

Arrive with plenty of time to pick up your badge and conference bag. Registration is located in the Broad Street Atrium of the Pennsylvania Convention Center and will be open from Saturday, April 22 until Wednesday, April 26. Photo identification will be required to retrieve your badge. View the badge pick up hours.
Attend our First Time Attendee Orientation on Sunday, April 23 from 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm in room 103BC. You’ll learn the ins-and-outs of the conference and how to maximize the many networking opportunities.
Celebrate the start of your conference experience at the RIMS 2017 Opening Reception on Sunday, April 23 from
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm at The Franklin Institute Science Museum. (Shuttle bus transportation is provided.)
Tweet using #RIMS2017. If you’re enjoying a particular session or event, let other people know about it. Or, just follow #RIMS2017 and pick up some great conference tips in real time.
Snap It! Share the fun you’re having on Snapchat using the “RIMS 2017 Risk Revolution” filter. Be sure to follow rimsorg on Snapchat to see our snaps and stories.
Visit the largest exhibition dedicated to risk management in the world. The Marketplace Exhibit Hall opens on Monday, April 24 at 10:00 am and lunch will be held there on Tuesday and Wednesday. And, stop by the RIMS Hub, booth #1427.
View our RIMS 2017 Frequently Asked Questions for more helpful hints.
See you in Philadelphia!