TPTA wants to make sure that you have a FANTASTIC conference experience. Here are the top ten things to enhance your conference experience:

1. Bring business cards.

2. Walk the exhibit hall multiple times. The conference guide has the layout and listing of exhibitors. Check out the companies in advance. Come with questions about the products that interest you. 

3. Don’t just hang out with friends. Make it a goal to meet 2-3 new people per day.

4. A good trick is to take notes about the other person on the back of their business card! 

5. Take pictures! Use your phone to take pictures of old and new friends or parking innovations, then post them to the conference app social wall, Facebook, or Twitter @TexasParking, #TPTA2018

6. Look at the speaker list. Read their bios. Does their topic or background speak to one of your challenges?  If so, make it a goal to speak with them.

7. Talk to speakers before their presentation time. Everybody has questions after the presentation. Connect with them in advance! The conference guide has their pictures and bios for your benefit.

8. Download the conference app - you can see the attendee list, setup meetings with colleagues and personalize your schedule.

9. Have fun, enjoy the conference and bring lots of energy. There is time to sleep when you get back home!

10. Follow up with each person you meet after the conference. Connect on LinkedIn, send an email or a link to an interesting article.

We look forward to seeing you in Houston!