AILA 2022 Annual Conference Navigator Program

For New Members and First-Time Attendees

Make the Best of Your Annual Conference Experience!

  • Will AC22 be your first Annual Conference?
  • Are you overwhelmed by the multiple tracks and numerous sessions?
  • Would you like help navigating your first Annual Conference?
  • Do you have little to no involvement in AILA activities on the national or chapter level?
  • Do you wish to get to know other members of your community?

If you answered yes to any of these questionsAILA’s Membership Engagement Committee has developed an Annual Conference Navigator Program to help you get the most out of your first Annual Conference! 

The application period for the AILA 2022 Annual Conference Navigator Program ended on May 31, 2022. 



What Is the Annual Conference Navigator Program?

The Annual Conference Navigator Program is designed to help first-time attendees, particularly new AILA members, navigate the Annual Conference while getting to know a group of similar attendees, both from their local chapter and other chapters, as well as a few AILA members who are actively involved in the organization.

Attendees who sign up for the navigator program will be broken up into groups of five* attendees (depending on the number of people who sign up for the navigator program). Each group will be assigned a “Navigator” who will:
  • Reach out to their assigned group before the conference to introduce themselves and advise of scheduled times to meet virtually during the Annual Conference,
  • Facilitate the exchange of contact information among the group of first-time member attendees,
  • Organize an informal get-together during a break,
  • Offer advice on which sessions may be the most beneficial for first-time member attendees.

*Final group number will depend on the number of navigators who participate and the number of first-time member attendees who sign up.


Benefits of the Conference Navigator Program

At the end of the conference, each member of a group: 

  • Will personally get to know five or more members with similar interests, 
  • Will personally know an AILA member who is already actively involved in AILA, and 
  • To the extent a BOG member is able to meet with the group before or during the conference, will personally know someone in AILA leadership.