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ST. LOUIS EVENT

Thank you for joining us for NISTS 2024 in St. Louis, Missouri, February 21-23. Around 750 transfer professionals from across the country have registered to attend the event, and we can't wait to see everyone and discuss our favorite topic--transfer student success! 
 

 If you have questions or need assistance, please email nists@ung.edu, and we'll reply as quickly as possible. For on-site support during the event, please visit the Registration Office on Level 4.

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ST. LOUIS TRAVEL TIPS

​Members of our Local Arrangements Committee have prepared a number of helpful guides for making the most of your trip to St. Louis. Be sure to check them out!
 

GET THE
CONFERENCE APP

​It has everything you'll need to customize your conference experience, including the event schedule, session descriptions, presentation slides and handouts, and even networking tools. It's fairly intuitive to use, but we've compiled some tips and tricks below to help you get started.

Only registered conference attendees can access the app.

On the Phone

USING THE APP

  • Log In. You must use the same email address you used to register for the conference. Only registered attendees may access the app, so please do not share this information.
     

  •  Set Password. Anything will work but be sure it's something you'll remember.  
     

  • Create Profile. In this app, your profile is like your event name badge. You can include as much or as little info as you’d like. You can even link to your other account profiles on sites like LinkedIn, Instagram, and Twitter! If you want to make changes later, simply click the "Me" icon in the bottom right of the app.
     

    • Important: We had to add your email to the app to make sure you ​could log in. If you prefer not to share that information with other conference attendees when you "Connect," you may delete it.​
       

  • Refresh Regularly. ​We're updating the app in real time as new information and updates become available. Click the refresh arrow (in your browser tab or in the top right corner of the mobile app) at least once or twice a day to ensure you have the most up-to-date information. 

KEEP IN MIND:
  • If using the mobile app: Be sure to enable notifications so that you can receive alerts about conference announcements.
     

  • If using the web app: Enable pop-ups in your web browser so that you don’t miss any important information.
     

  • Time Zone: The app's default time zone is CST, but the "Your Time" column on the schedule will automatically adjust to your current location.

KEY APP FEATURES

  • Schedule 
    This is where you’ll find the details for all the conference sessions—days/times, titles, descriptions, presenters, etc. The filter icon at the top can help you narrow down the list, and you can click the + icon on the right side of each listing to add individual sessions to your “My Agenda” tab. Tap/click each session listing to read the description and preview the handouts. You can also tap/click each location to see the session's assigned presentation room on the hotel map.
     

  • Hotel Map 
    The hotel map can help you plan your movements throughout the event space. Choose a level using the drop-down menu at the top of your screen, then zoom in to take a closer look. Most activities are on the 4th floor, but the opening reception is on the 2nd. Elevators, an escalator, and stairs are available to help you get around.
     

  • Announcements 
    This is how we'll share updates and reminders about the event. Be sure to enable pop-ups on your web browser and notifications on your mobile device to see them in real time.
     

  • Sponsors & Partners 
    Click the Sponsors & Partners icon at any time during the conference to learn more about the products and services offered by our conference sponsors and educational partners. Many of these organizations will be on-site during the conference, so be sure to visit the Exhibit Hall on the 4th floor to lean more. You can also "Request Follow Up" for more information from directly within the app.

CONNECTING WITH FELLOW ATTENDEES

The Networking & Engagement Committee has designed a range of activities to jump-start your connections with other conference attendees. Whether you prefer large or small group gatherings, we've got you covered!

 

Find the activities that fit you and dive in!

 

Meal Meetups
Join your fellow attendees for a casual meal - all you need to do is show up and travel with a group to a restaurant! This year, we're mixing things up with smaller groups, fostering deeper conversations and stronger connections. Check the social wall in the conference app for updates. Meet in the hotel lobby (at the dates/times below) to join a group and walk to a restaurant. Note: Each attendee pays for their own meal.

  • Dinner: Wednesday, February 21 - meet in the lobby at 6:30pm (post-opening reception)

  • Lunch: Thursday, February 22, - meet in the lobby at 12:15pm

Transfer Nation Social Hour
Back for the 4th year, the Transfer Nation Social Hour is one of the most popular events of the conference. Check out Transfer Nation on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram.

  • Thursday, February 22 at 6:30 pm at the RED bar near the hotel lobby
     

Spirit Day
Show your school pride by rocking gear from your current institution or alma mater on day one of the conference! It's a fun way to connect with fellow attendees and skip the first-day wardrobe stress.
 

Conference Game
Visit our sponsors and partners to learn about their resources and services, and earn points to be in the running for awesome prizes generously provided by our sponsors, including gift cards from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Target!  

 

Graffiti Wall

Look for the graffiti wall (a large white board) to express yourself throughout the conference.

 

Breakfast Networking Tables 

Join conversations with other attendees from your institution type or functional area at breakfast on Thursday and Friday mornings. If you signed up for Conference Connect, this is a great time to meet up with your partner. There will also be blank signs if you want to make your own group. 

 

Reflection & Conversation Space (Park View)

Want to debrief about a session or continue a conversation? Or maybe you just need a few minutes to gather your thoughts. The Park View room is a dedicated space open throughout the conference to join fellow attendees to talk and network or to reflect on your own.

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NETWORKING WITH THE APP

Attendee List

Click the Attendees icon to see who registered for the conference. You can scroll up and down or search for specific names or keywords. Use the filter icon in the top right corner of your screen to see only certain attendees, or choose the sort icon to shuffle results from A-Z based on First, Last, Title, or Company Name. 

Connections

Click the "Add" button in the Attendee List to invite others to exchange their contact information with you. Those who accept will be listed in the “Connections” section of your app, where you can send them a direct message via app chat.  If someone asks to connect with you, you will see a red badge on your Connections tab. 

Social Wall

The Social Wall is sort of like an in-app social media feed. Click “What’s on your mind?” to post comments, pictures, big ideas, and questions for all conference attendees to see. Did something funny happen in your session? Did you gain a new, mind-blowing perspective? Let us know!

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CONFERENCE GUIDEBOOK

Use our fillable conference guidebook to keep track of all your ideas, action items, and session takeaways. Developed with the help of our Curriculum Planning Committee, the guidebook includes reflection sections for Before, During, and After the event, as well as concurrent session and action planning notes pages. If you prefer taking notes by hand, be sure to print a copy before the event begins! 

THANK YOU, SPONSORS & PARTNERS!

PLATINUM

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 GOLD 

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 SILVER 

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• EDUCATIONAL PARTNERS 

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 #NISTS2025 

PORTLAND, OREGON

FEBRUARY 26-28, 2025

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