Conference Information for Attendees
BREAKOUT SESSIONS: Though there is plenty of seating for all participants in total, each breakout room will have limited seating. If you arrive at your preferred session after all chairs are filled, you will be asked to go to another session as additional chairs cannot be added due to fire code regulations. We encourage you to arrive early to sessions you feel strongly about and/or to always have 2-3 options selected for each time slot to be safe.
The breakout rooms will be set with round tables or a combination of tables/theatre style, depending on room size. The clipboard/pad you will receive at conference check-in will make a great lap desk in the rooms with theatre style seating.
POST-CONFERENCE WORKSHOPS: If you have signed up for a post-conference workshop, they start at 9:00 a.m. on Friday, October 5th. Your badge will include a colored sticker allowing you entrance to the appropriate workshop. On-site registration for post-conference sessions will be accepted on a space-available basis only. All post-conference workshops include a boxed lunch.
ATTIRE: The conference is business casual. We encourage all attendees and presenters to dress in layers and bring a light jacket as temperatures and comfort levels can vary in meeting rooms. At this time, the weather is anticipated to be sunny with a high of 80 and a low of 60 (middle of the night). We encourage you to check for up-to-date weather as needed.
EMERGENCY CONTACT: If you need to reach us between October 3rd and 5th, please call the hotel at 714-750-1234 and ask for the "Strengthening Student Success Conference Desk." If there is no answer, leave a message with the operator and ask that it be delivered immediately to the SSS Conference Desk (South Tower Desk/Foyer).
PAGERS & CELL PHONES: Please turn your pagers and cell phones off or to vibrate during all breakout sessions and conference functions as a courtesy to all.
CONFERENCE APP: Access the most up-to-date conference information on your mobile device! Our app is designed to support and enhance your experience before, during, and after the conference! To download the app to your mobile device, use the following instructions:
Download the QUICKMOBILE APP OR click on your device types app store button and download app
Once downloaded, open the app
Use the QR Code provided in the conference program and signage on-site or Event ID to find RP-Group SSS Conference 2018. Event ID: SSS2018
Click on RP-Group SSS Conference 2018
Enter your username: your email address
Enter your password: RPGroup
EVALUATIONS: You will have the opportunity to provide feedback about the individual sessions you attend via a survey available in the app. You will also receive an overall online conference evaluation link following the conference. Your feedback is important to us for future planning. We encourage you to take the time to complete the evaluation by Friday, October 19.
IMPORTANT RESOURCES: Our sponsors and exhibitors not only support our conference, but they are also wonderful resources and partners in the field. Please make sure you take time to visit with the exhibitors at the conference. Additionally, the program directory distributed at the conference includes listings from all of the above. It's a great piece to have in your office on a daily basis. Please be sure to think of these people when you need a particular product or service. Stop by to visit with them and you may receive a "fun" ribbon for your badge. The more exhibitors you visit the more you ribbons you collect!