First Time Attendees


As a first-time attendee, simply follow the suggestions below so that you arrive prepared and get the most value out of your #SRA2018AM conference experience.

Book your hotel now! Did you know that you can book your hotel room before you complete your registration? In fact, we encourage attendees to book immediately as hotel rooms fill up fast! The sleeping room blocks and conference is held at the Walt Disney World Dolphin Resort. Rooms are being reserved quickly, reserve your room here

Register now and save. If you are not currently a member of SRAI, select to become a member by selecting the non-member rate and you will actually save money. Register now!

Take advantage of social media. In today's world, social media is an indispensable networking tool. Use Facebook and Twitter to identify potential contacts and collaborators & to schedule working lunches and dinners prior to the conference.

Establish your objectives and goals. What do you want to accomplish during #SRA2018AM? Start by reviewing and prioritizing the education topics most important to your organization. It's the first step to planning your schedule.

Search and build agenda. The secret to feeling relaxed and organized is to build your conference agenda BEFORE you arrive in Orlando, FL! View the schedule-at-a-glance

The conference is massive, with more than 1,400 people and 45 exhibitors! Without an approach or plan, you might find yourself frustrated on the exhibition floor. 

Are you looking to bond with fellow Research Administrator colleagues or meet new industry peers? Since you're new to the conference, it's helpful to check out the many networking events and connect with like-minded peers!

The most important networking function to attend is on Sunday, October 28 – 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM - New to the SRAI Annual Meeting? Welcome and Introduction to SRAI. This networking event allows you to meet key people and learn about SRAI. You will be introduced to other first time attendees and ambassadors or veterans that can help you through your first SRAI Annual Meeting. Networking at the newcomers meeting can set the tone for a great experience at #SRA2018AM.  

#SRA2018AM Mobile App is Coming Soon! Enhance and simplify your experience with the #SRA2018AM mobile app—navigation at your fingertips! Download the app, sign in, sync with your SRA International agenda and build your profile, access maps and activity feed and more. It’s the best way to navigate #SRA2018AM! Coming at the beginning of September. 

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