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New Colleague Program

This program connects first-time attendees with mentors and provides resources in advance so new colleagues are prepared to maximize their experience at the Conference.

First-time attendees

Whether you’re new to the field or just new to this Conference, the New Colleague Program helps you make the most of your experience.

Sign up for the program when you register, or let us know and we’ll take care of the rest.


Each year, seasoned attendees offer their expertise and guidance to New Colleagues in the weeks leading up to and during the Conference. Returning and new mentors are encouraged to sign up when they register or let us know.

New Colleague Orientation

The New Colleague Orientation welcomes all first-time attendees. Gain important insights on networking, professional development, and Conference etiquette, and meet experienced mentors and other new colleagues.