2023 AIR Forum Cleveland, Ohio May 28 – June 2, 2023

First-Time Attendees

We want to ensure first-time attendees have a seamless and successful experience at the conference. If you're new to AIR Forum, be assured you are in good company, around 1/3 of attendees are first-timers. Here, we put together tips for first-timers to make the most of the 2023 conference in Cleveland. 

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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) 
8:45 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.  Opening keynote (Kwame Christian, Esq., M.A.)

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!