Attendee Checklist

CAMX Attendee Checklist

Planning for an event can be challenging, but we’re here to help you make the most out of your investment. Read on to find a detailed conference planning checklist for attendees before, during and after the event.

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PRIOR TO CAMX

  1. Do a Thorough Assessment of the Conference Program
    • Prior to the event, think about your current workload challenges and how attending CAMX can get you onto the road to finding the solutions you need and useful supplements to your understanding of all aspects of materials and processes. Delve deep into the CAMX 2021 conference program and find out which exhibitors, speaker(s) and education sessions you’d like to attend and why.
  2. Browse the List of Exhibiting Companies
    • View the list of exhibiting companies at CAMX and create a list of those that you want to visit onsite, using MyCAMX planner. While at CAMX, meet with the exhibitors, ask questions, and exchange business cards.
  3. Download the CAMX App (available on October 8)
    • To ensure you have easy access to all the scheduled sessions, floor plans, live event updates and notifications, and your own customized MyCAMXPlanner, download the CAMX app prior to the event.
  4. Essential Items to Bring to CAMX
    • Remember to add the following items to your packing list for CAMX to ensure you are prepared, comfortable, and productive.
      • Reusable water bottle, a stack of business cards, a portable charger, masks and hand sanitizer, comfortable shoes, a notebook and pen and some snacks.

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DURING CAMX

  1. Ask Questions
    • Questions from the audience bring different perspectives into discussions, thus making it more exciting – think about your current projects and prepare some questions ahead of time that you can ask at CAMX to get the answers you need.
  2. Engage with Speakers After Sessions
    • Most conference sessions at CAMX will have dedicated time for questions and answers, but there are only so many questions they can answer per session. Most presenters post their contact information after their presentation, so be prepared to jot it down, or grab a picture of it with your phone. If you do not get a chance to ask your question or need further insight, reach out to the speaker after the session or request their contact information to connect with them at a later time.
  3. Network at CAMX
    • Attending the networking events at CAMX is incredibly valuable and allows for you to meet key members in the industry and connect with people you otherwise wouldn’t have. Networking during your mealtimes is a great way to meet someone new – grab your lunch and sit next to someone new or make dinner plans with your newly found colleagues.
  4. Recharge Your Mental Battery
    • The week of CAMX will be a busy one so don’t forget to make time in your schedule to recharge your “mental battery” by visiting the Quiet Room at CAMX or getting some fresh air outside of the Convention Center to make for an enjoyable, productive trip.

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AFTER CAMX

  1. After-Conference Report
    • Your organization has invested a great deal of money and your time away from work for you to attend CAMX 2021. To ensure a repeat annual return to CAMX, write an After-Conference report for your supervisors/supervisory chain. Tell them of key info you learned and important contacts you made. Identify information that you will utilize on specific programs (and notify Program Managers of this). When they know their programs have benefitted in the past, they will support your going in the future.
  2. Share What You’ve Learned at CAMX with your Team
    • Distribute relevant papers/presentations to appropriate co-workers (even if not in your group) and mention any significant information and contacts gained at the CAMX Conference and Exhibition. Consider hosting a “lunch and learn” session with your colleagues to pass on your newfound knowledge in a relaxed atmosphere.
  3. Follow Up With the People You Met at CAMX
    • The point of attending an event isn’t just to meet people—it’s to network with people. If you go to a conference with networking in mind, it’s important afterwards to make sure that you stay in touch with those you met, via phone, email, or LinkedIn.
  4. Present at a Future CAMX Conference
    • Now that you are a seasoned CAMX pro, we welcome you to showcase your new product developments, applications, and research with your colleagues and be recognized as an industry leader by your peers at the next CAMX conference.
  5. Volunteer with ACMA and SAMPE
    • While you were at CAMX, you may have observed things that struck you as needing improvement, or at least, could benefit from your skillset. Reach out to the ACMA and SAMPE staff to learn more about the available volunteer opportunities that may align with your abilities and interests.