Here are some tips and opportunities for engaging with the NTEN community before you arrive and throughout the event.
Social Media: The NTEN community loves to tweet, especially before and during the NTC. Join the conversation using #20NTC. (Need a primer on conference social media? Check out these tips from 17NTC.) This hashtag will get busier and busier as we get closer to the conference. Join in!
Online Community Forums: Introduce yourself and connect with other attendees in the 20NTC community forum. Every registered attendee (including sponsors and exhibitors) can access the forum. If you are also an NTEN member, you can connect with community members year-round in NTEN’s online community platform.
This is a great way to be seen as an expert in the sector. Pro tip: Let the community experience your expertise. Answer questions, suggest resources—contribute to the value of the community. Mention your product or service after you’ve given non-biased advice. Disclose your affiliations up front. Responses which simply say “I do this, contact me at X” don’t typically add value to the conversation.
Here are some great examples of engagement:
- We love Adam’s < self promo > tag. He gives plenty of other resources in addition to his own.
- Tim provides plenty of info, gives a full disclosure before sharing a resource from his organization.
Signature: Edit your discussion signature to include information about your booth. Community members will see this every time you post in the forums.
Mobile App: Download the conference mobile app to introduce yourself and network with other attendees. As with the forums, be your authentic self and let the community experience your expertise. Attendees will get the chance to become more familiar with you before we even get on-site.
Looking for more ways to get involved? Participate in NTC events!
- Go to Dine Around Baltimore on Tuesday, March 24 from 6-8pm.
- Volunteer in the Career Center as a resume reviewer or a mentor.
- Attend the NTC Official Party on Wednesday, March 25 from 7-10pm.
- Participate in Birds of a Feather everyday during lunch.
What’s NOT okay to do to bring people to our booth?
We understand wanting to engage attendees, but please refrain from:
- putting flyers out anywhere other than in your booth
- using signs or popups to create walls between exhibitors
- placing signs in the aisle
Can we give away foods/drinks/treats from our booth?
Giving away food or drinks (other than pieces of candy) requires working directly with the convention center’s catering team. Catering in the Exhibit Hall must be purchased through catering, including bottled water.