1. Read the descriptions on the website or brochure carefully to see if one or more of the sessions resonates with your particular interests. If you're not sure, check our archives to see if the speaker for the session you might like to take has posted a blog that gives more details or insights than the description.
2. Consider your learning style. If you learn best by demonstration and actively participating, you might want to take one of the sessions that has a strong practicum/lab component (sessions E, F, H, I, K, and L; sessions C and J also include some lab activity). If you feel the need to have more theory and research at your fingertips, consider sessions A, B, and G. All sessions will include practical application of information to take away and put into practice.
3. Divide and conquer! One of the best ways to take advantage of what the Symposium has to offer is to gather your teammates and colleagues and split up. With everyone taking a different session, you can bring back tons of information to share. Of course, it is sometimes helpful to have more than one of your teammates at the same season because there can be a lot of information to take in and "two heads are better than one."
However you chose, know that if you arrive to your session at the RAIR Symposium and realize it’s not for you, you don’t have to stay there. Just come to the registration table and we may be able to switch you to another session. We want you to get the most out your time with us.
How do you choose your sessions? Tell us in the comments.