Attending for the First Time

We are thrilled you’ll be joining us in Las Vegas for the ASPEN Nutrition Science and Practice Conference. Because there is so much to do while you’re on-site, we wanted to highlight a few items that are specifically for you.

Buddy Program

Are you concerned that you won’t know anyone once you land in Las Vegas? If so, one of our seasoned conference attendees would love to meet up with you and show you the ropes. Once you notify us that you’re interested in participating in this program, staff will match you with a “buddy” who will be in contact with you prior to the conference. You two will determine a day/time/place to meet up on-site in order to talk about can’t-miss educational sessions or networking opportunities. Please contact Carolyn Woods if you would like to participate.


Don’t forget to pick up your “First Time Attendee” and/or “New Member” ribbon after you’ve received your badge. Our seasoned attendees and volunteer leaders will be excited to welcome you to the ASPEN community, and the ribbons will help them identify you. Please note that these ribbons will be available at Express Registration, Member Central, and the ribbon board.