Welcome to the 2023 AIR Forum! As a first-time attendee, we want to ensure you have a seamless and successful experience at the conference. As you plan for your first AIR Forum, be assured you are in good company, around 1/3 of attendees are first timers. Here, we've put together tips for first timers to make the most of this year's conference in Cleveland.
For more tips, insights, and answers to burning questions, visit FAQ.
4 Tips for a Successful First Time Experience at AIR Forum
Please note: All times are listed in U.S. Eastern Time Zone.
Don’t Miss the First Time at Forum Session
Tuesday, may 30
12:00 p.m. – 12:45 p.m. First Time at AIR Forum session
Meet other newcomers and learn from volunteer leaders who will share tips about making the most of the conference experience; including networking tips, an insider’s guide to the AIR Forum schedule, and insight on using the conference app to stay in-the-know, streamline your schedule, and make lasting connections.
Join the Fun at the Opening Reception
Tuesday, may 30
4:45 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Opening reception
Connect with colleagues and sponsors and meet new friends at the Tuesday opening reception in the Exhibit Hall.
Attend the Opening and Closing Keynotes
Wednesday, May 31 | Opening Keynote and Breakfast
7:45 a.m. – 8:45 a.m. Breakfast buffet and seating (special reserved seating for first timers)
9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Opening keynote (speaker TBD)
Friday, June 2 | Closing Keynote and Brunch
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Brunch seating
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Closing keynote (speaker TBD)
Experience the Exhibit Hall (AIR Forum’s Networking Hub)
Tuesday, May 30
4:45 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Exhibit Hall open/reception
Wednesday, May 31
10:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Exhibit Hall open
12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Lunch break in the Exhibit Hall
4:45 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Networking Reception in the Exhibit Hall
Thursday, June 1
8:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Exhibit Hall open
8:45 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. Coffee break in the Exhibit Hall
11:30 a.m. – 1:15 p.m. Lunch break in the Exhibit Hall
1:15 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. Dessert break in the Exhibit Hall
Maximize your in-between session times by visiting the Exhibit Hall for breaks, lunch, and to catch up with colleagues. The Exhibit Hall is the place to be and is home to poster, “Ask an Expert,” and product demonstration sessions. A hub of activity, you’ll also be able to engage with sponsors showcasing the latest IR tools and services. Stop by often and experience the fun!