Attending Like a Pro: Get the most out of HDC 2017
Each year we have a fantastic mix of attendees who have come to Hotel Data Conference before, and eager first-timers. No matter which category you fall under, it is always nice to brush up on some pointers and take note of new additions at each conference.
Plan your days
Look through our complete conference agenda and plan the sessions you want to attend each day. With some sessions going on simultaneously or overlapping, you want to make sure that you’re making the most of your time and don’t miss out on anything you really wanted to see.
Download the app
The HDC app is a must have when attending our conference. It makes everything easier. Access exclusive areas just for attendees to see conference updates, send questions to panelists during general sessions, give feedback immediately after sessions, see the complete HDC schedule, and more. If on your mobile device you can download here.
Connect through the app
Connect with friends to make dinner or party plans and set up business appointments with other attendees by using the in-App messaging function!
Take advantage of being a Nashvillian
Nashville is a booming market and a top tourist destination for a reason- experience it firsthand! We hope that you’ll be able to see a little taste of all Nashville has to offer, and if you need tips, you can check out our recommendations.
Join the conversation
Don’t forget to follow Hotel Data Conference on social media and tag us in conference posts and pictures. Be sure to check in to see who else is using #hoteldataconf, so you don’t miss out on any networking opportunities! You can also follow the conversation in the Social Wall section of the HDC App.
Use Hashtag: #hoteldataconf
Meet with a STR rep
Set up a meeting with your STR rep to go over your report. As a host, we will be readily available and looking forward to meeting with clients throughout the conference!
Sign up for Hotel News Now Daily Update
We will have Hotel News Now reporters in almost every session at HDC. Sign up for the complimentary Daily Update to hear about what was covered in the sessions you were unable to attend. They will also be doing daily recaps and a “conference rewind” newsletter.
- Business casual: It is the norm at HDC and jeans are welcome.
- Sweater or jacket: Although the temperatures outside are blazing in Nashville in August, the rooms for the conference can fluctuate. It’s best to dress in layers for optimal comfort during HDC!
Here are just a few items that you’ll want to include in your bag for HDC 2017:
- Business materials: There are many networking opportunities available at Hotel Data Conference and you’ll want to be prepared. Make sure to have business cards, brochures, white papers, etc. in case you meet someone you want to share more about your business with.
- Chargers: Make sure you keep chargers or batteries for your laptop, tablet, and phone on you at all times at HDC. You’ll be on your devices a lot and you won’t want to miss an opportunity to interact using the HDC app or social media! Charging stations will be available, which are sponsored by Dormakaba.
Being prepared in advance for HDC 2017 will ensure you the best conference experience possible. If you weren’t able to snag a spot, join the waitlist.