Conference Schedule

Monday, September 1, 2014
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm WAA Board Meeting
Tuesday, September 2, 2014
10:00 am - 2:00 pm Professional Development Institute
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm Registration Open
2:15 pm - 3:30 pm New Colleagues' Orientation
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm Opening Plenary: WAA Awards Ceremony & Keynote Address
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm Opening Reception
8:30 pm - Midnight Independent Showcasing
Wednesday, September 3, 2014
7:30 am - 6:30 pm Registration
7:30 am - 12:00 pm Exhibitor Load-In
9:30 am - 11:00 am Plenary Session: Beyond Inclusion
11:00 am - 12:00 pm Under 35? Reimagining WAA's NextGen
11:45 am - 12:00 pm How To Make the Most of WAA's Mobile App!
12:00 pm - 12:30 pm New Colleagues Commons Walk-Through
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm Commons Open Hours
2:00 pm - 2:45 pm  Hospitality Break
4:25 pm - 5:30 pm Speed Leads
5:45 pm - 6:45 pm Roundtables
7:30 pm - Midnight Independent Showcasing
Thursday, September 4, 2014
8:00 am - 6:00 pm Registration
8:30 am - 8:45 am How To Make the Most of WAA's Mobile App!
9:00 am - 9:30 am Morning Hospitality Break
9:00 am - Noon Commons Open Hours
12:15 pm - 2:00 pm Annual Luncheon
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm Private Consultations
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm Commons Accessible Hours
2:30 pm - 4:00 pm  Workshops
4:30 pm - 7:00 pm  Juried Showcasing & Showcase Soiree
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm Dine Arounds
8:30 pm - Midnight Independent Showcasing
Friday, September 5, 2014
8:00 am - 3:00 pm Registration
9:00 am - 10:00 am State / Consortia Meetings
9:00 am - 10:00 am NAPAMA Membership Meeting
10:00 am - 11:30 am WAA Membership Meeting
9:00 am - Noon Commons Accessible
Noon - 3:00 pm Commons Open Hours
3:00 pm - 5:30 pm Exhibitor Tear Down
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm Closing Night Party
Saturday, September 6, 2014
9:00 am - Noon WAA Board Meeting
Subject to change.

 

What's the difference between The Commons' Open and Accessible Hours?

  • Open Hours  Exhibit spaces are staffed by artist/managers – think ‘open for business’.
  • Accessible Hours  Exhibitors and presenters alike may browse or hold meetings within The Commons, while everyone has the chance to join in special events – think The Commons is ‘accessible’ but not necessarily staffed for business.
    • Exhibitors  When you step away from your exhibit to take advantage of other conference activities, it’s a good idea to leave a printed note that states you are attending other events, the time you expect to be back, your contact number, and a request that presenters leave a business card if they take materials in your absence.
    • Presenters  When you browse the hall and come upon something you are interested in at an exhibit, please be considerate and leave a business card or personal note if you walk away with materials.