The best way to have a great HCD experience is to arrive with a plan.
What booths do you want to visit?
What kind of products are you looking for?
What sessions will you attend?
Are you going to any special/networking events and have you added them to your calendar?
To help you plan your time at the show, we strongly recommend utilizing the HCD app. In the app, you can search exhibitors and products, add booths you want to visit to a list, create a schedule, and more. Also, to help you with your pre-show planning, we have created a Take 5 program that outlines something you can do for five minutes each week leading up to the show (or when your schedule allows). It all starts by familiarizing yourself with the app. Let’s get started!
Click the buttons below to download last year’s mobile app. The 2020 app is not yet live.
TAKE FIVE: #1
Recommended for week of Oct 7
Once you download the HCD app and have registered, sync your personalized schedule by logging in with your badge number and last name. This will import sessions you registered for into your app schedule. Simply tap the gear icon in the upper right-hand corner of the app, then tap Schedule Sync and follow the on-screen instructions. Refer to your registration confirmation email for your badge number.
TAKE FIVE: #2
Recommended for week of Oct 14
In the app, view exhibitor listings and mark your current vendors that you want to visit. Simply tap the star next to their listing to add them to your Quick List.
TAKE FIVE: #3
Recommended for week of Oct 21
Browse the exhibitor list and product categories in the app and make a list of companies to visit that you aren’t currently doing business with.
TAKE FIVE: #4
Recommended for week of Oct 28
View networking events you want to attend and add them to your calendar. Take this time to also make note of expo hours so you won’t miss one chance to interact with the latest and greatest products on the show floor.
TAKE FIVE: #5
The evening before or each morning at the show, take five to view your daily schedule of sessions to attend and exhibitors to visit. If you’re a conference attendee, download speaker handouts (if they were provided by speaker after Oct 14), and refer back to your schedule so you’re well-prepared for the day!
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