Top Five Ways to Make the Most of Annual Conference Networking

If you’re registered for next month’s Annual Conference you’ll find a lot of networking opportunities. The schedule features typical networking gatherings, like Wednesday evening’s Welcome Reception and Friday’s Closing Event.  However, there are so many other effective ways to meet people and make the right connections.

Here are five ways that even Dale Carnegie would applaud:

  1. Join Us for Breakfast 
    Take advantage of the pre-General Session Networking Breakfasts both Thursday and Friday.  Plus, Thursday’s Networking Breakfast will have designated tables for specific roundtable discussions that include:
  • New Member/First Time Attendee Orientation
  • Big Data—facilitated by our speaker Dan Bagley
  • Creative Ways to Source Your Workforce
  • Plus more to be announced!


  1. Check Out a Committee
    NFPA’s Membership Committee will be meeting on Wednesday, February 8 at 1:00 pm and is an open meeting.  Have ideas about increasing NFPA Membership?  Please join in!


  1. Dust Off Your Golf Swing
    There are still openings for the NFPA Golf Tournament Thursday afternoon and it’s played in a Scramble format—the great equalizer of golf skills.  Enjoy a once-in-a-lifetime golf experience!


  1. Stay Up Late
    Don’t miss Thursday evening’s Coffee and Cordials post-dinner reception—the perfect way to connect again after whatever dinner plans you make.


  1. Download the NFPA App 
    Post photos, comment, and send emails to other attendees. Get the most out of the app with these tips.

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