Ahead of your arrival in Washington, D.C., make sure to download the free ATD Events app. This is your companion tool for a perfect conference experience. The app is available for smartphones and tablets in the Apple App Store and Google Play and can help you plan which sessions to attend, navigate the conference floor, stay updated on conference news, and find information on how to spend your time in D.C.
If you’ve downloaded the app for a previous event, make sure to install ATD 2019 content by tapping on More, then Events, and selecting ATD 2019 under the Upcoming Events banner. You can then use the app’s calendar tool to pick session times, explore your options, and choose whichever session works best for you in each time slot.
As you build your calendar, the app offers ample resources to help you find the ideal sessions and activities. You can filter conference programming by session type, learning approach, and session services (such as interpretation, video recording, or whether the speaker has an associated book). You can even use the app’s filters to strategize which exhibitors you’ll visit, making it easy to find the suppliers who are the best fit for your organization. To turn on the filters, tap on the filter icon in the top right corner of the app’s schedule planner. When you’re done, you can turn off the filters to return to the full schedule view.
Between sessions, the app can help you traverse the conference floor. Simply tap on the More button in the bottom-right corner of the app to find maps of the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. New this year, during conference hours, attendees can click the Help icon in the app and email a dedicated customer support person for any questions about the conference.
You’ll also find plenty of news about the conference without leaving the app. The tool features a constantly updating Twitter feed that displays everything tweeted with the #ATD2019 hashtag; the feed will include comments that attendees make on sessions via the app. And if you can’t find a print copy of the Conference Daily, tap on the More button once again to read the on-site newspaper’s latest articles.
Finally, after the day’s sessions have concluded, the Around Town function can serve as your concierge to D.C., providing hotel, flight, and restaurant information, along with activities for your free time (with photos).
After you've downloaded the ATD Events app from the App Store or Google Play, tap on the ATD 2019 banner within the app. Make sure to leave the notifications on—the app will send alerts about sessions that are about to start and other important information.
The ATD Events app is sponsored by GP Strategies.