Conference: Know Before You Go

The IAAO Annual Conference, Aug. 27-30 in Salt Lake City, is only days away. Educational sessions, networking opportunities, and chances to see the latest in technology from several business partners await. Videoimage23v1_2598582.png
More than 1,300 people are expected to be in Salt Lake City for the 89th IAAO Annual Conference.
Check out the video on the right for highlights of the upcoming conference and read below for more information.
Remember to download the mobile app to use on-site
Everything attendees need to know for the conference can be found on the IAAO Annual Conference Mobile App. Registered attendees recently received an email with a download link, or you can download the app directly from the Google Play Store or the Apple App Store. The app name is “Cvent Events,” and the 2023 IAAO Annual Conference is an event in the app.
The registration desk will be open at the Salt Palace Convention Center from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 27. Attendees will want to stop by the registration desk to retrieve their badges as well as their conference bags, which contains important materials for a successful conference. Remember to bring your badge and drink ticket to Sunday's Welcome Reception and Monday's Exhibit Hall Happy Hour.
First-timer? Or need a refresher?
Join us from 4 to 4:45 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 27 in Room 150G in the Salt Palace Convention Center for a fun and entertaining orientation.
Welcome Reception: 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 27
Attend the Welcome Reception at the Hyatt Regency AB Ballroom and enjoy a taste of Utah. Bluegrass music, "campfires," photo opportunities of the region, s'mores, and a limited number of campfire blankets will be available. Remember to bring your badge and drink ticket, provided when you pick up your badge.
Opening Session
The conference will kick off with the Opening Session at 8 a.m., Monday, Aug. 28, in Ballroom A-F at the convention center. Alyson Van Hooser, author of the books “Infinite Influence” and “Level Up” and inspirational speaker on leading in the future of work, will be the keynote speaker.
Park_Pass_2598623.pngExhibit Hall and Park Pass Contest
The Exhibit Hall Grand Opening will take place Monday at 11:30 a.m. in Hall C. Lunch will be available in the exhibit hall on Monday and Tuesday, and an Exhibit Hall Happy Hour will take place from 4 to 5 p.m. on Monday.
Stop by exhibitors listed on the Happy Hour Ticket Hosts page in the mobile app for an extra drink ticket for Monday's Happy Hour.
The Exhibit Hall this year will feature a tribute to 16 state and national parks in the region. Eight of the 16 sites will be featured in the Exhibit Hall each day. Attendees can stop by the banners for each site and scan their badges to be entered in a contest to win an iPad Pro.
Designees' Lounge
IAAO will offer a Professional Designees' Lounge again this year for attendees who have achieved the AAS, CAE, CMS, MAS, PPS, or RES designations. The lounge will provide an opportunity to interact with other designees and be open Monday and Wednesday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Tuesday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. There is also a reception for designees on Tuesday at 4:30 p.m. The lounge and reception will be in Room 151G in the convention center.
Yoga classes will take place from 6 to 6:30 a.m. on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday at the Hyatt Regency Sundance Terrace. Yoga mats will be provided to all pre-registrants but you can bring a towel and join in.
Closing Banquet
The Closing Banquet will be Wednesday night from 6 to 8 p.m. in Grand Ballroom. Stop by before for a photo and stay late to enjoy dancing after the banquet.
Arriving in Salt Lake City: Travel to hotels
Salt Lake City International Airport (SLC) is located four miles west of Downtown Salt Lake City. Public transportation from the Salt Lake City airport to downtown Salt Lake City is provided by the Utah Transit Authority (UTA) via light rail on the green line. More information is available on the airport website. Salt Lake City International Airport offers ground transportation options for all types of passengers. Traditional ground transportation, limousines, hotel shuttles, and transportation network companies service the airport.
Remember to check out IAAO social media for updates and use #IAAO2023 when posting.

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