NASIG’s Mentoring Group is again sponsoring a Conference Mentoring Program at this year’s NASIG annual conference (June 6-9) to help make new conference attendees feel more at ease, highlight membership benefits, and create networking opportunities. The program will match experienced NASIG conference attendees with new conference goers.
Information about the program is located at: http://www.nasig.org/mentoring.cfm. Sign up to be a mentor or mentee using the form located at: http://www.nasig.org/survey.cfm?pk_survey=16. The only requirement to be a mentee is attendance at the 28th Annual NASIG Conference in Buffalo, NY.
To be a mentor, we ask you have attended a previous NASIG conference, be willing to make contact with your mentee prior to the conference, and be willing to meet with your mentee at the conference. Of course we hope you’ll also check on your mentee during the conference, especially at group social events, just to make sure they aren’t lonely.
Our Guidelines for Mentors and Mentees is available at http://www.nasig.org/committee_mentor_guidelines.cfm.
We invite all mentees and mentors to the First-timers Reception on Thursday, June 6, 2013 from 4:15-5:15 PM. This is a great time to meet up with your mentor or mentee for the first time and get to know one another. This event will be held in the Sun Garden Lounge on the Mezzanine Level of the Hyatt Regency Buffalo.
Breaking news (and even more incentive for first time attendees to participate): thanks to the NASIG Board, we will be holding a raffle at the reception. A lucky first time attendee this year will win a prize of free registration to the 2014 NASIG conference in Fort Worth, Texas—but you have to be at the reception to be a winner!
The deadline for applications will be Friday, May 17, 2013. After all applications are received, we will contact you with the name of your partner. This program has been very successful for several years and we look forward to your participation this year!