What is Included

Your registration for the RID 2015 National Conference includes more than many different sessions and events for learning and networking with industry professionals from a wide range of professional backgrounds:

  • Featured sessions
  • RID President Strand: Leadership
  • Opening Session and Keynote Address
  • Interest Group Networking sessions
  • Exhibit Hall access
  • Welcome Orientation for first-time attendees
  • Awards Ceremony
  • RID Cares Community Service Project
  • Silent Auction
  • Community Forum
  • Mano a Mano

Choosing Sessions

Understanding the different types of sessions—can help you choose the sessions that are right for you.

Getting Documented CEU’s
The RID National conference is the perfect opportunity to get documented CEU’s You can earn documented CEU’s through RID Conference Workshops,

Session Types
Different types of sessions offer different learning formats and opportunities to interact with presenters and colleagues. Each session type is represented by the two letters located in the parentheses below. 

Featured Sessions (FS) 
50 or 80 minutes
– Experts invited by the Convention Committee
– Related to the convention theme

RID Conference Workshops (WS) 30-50-80 or 5 hour sessions
– Intensive skills development
– Hands-on learning and discovery

Interest Group Networking Sessions (IG) 
30 to 80 minutes
– Groups that share a common area of interest or expertise
– Promote sharing of ideas and strategies

Special Sessions (SS)
50 to 110 minutes
– Sponsored by RID workgroups and committees (community Forum, Board Forums)
– Address priorities of the association

Special Events (SE)
1 to 4 hours
– Range from informational to fitness to fun
– Some require preregistration 

Meetings (MT)
50 to 110 minutes
– Meetings of different groups happening during the conference

Diversity Sessions [D]
– Sessions that focus on diversity issues.

RID President Strand Sessions [PS]
– Sessions that are included within the President’s Strand.

Schedule of Events

See here for the Program-at-a-glance schedule.