Conference Connections
Mentoring/New Colleagues
Mentoring is an important feature of the Northwest Booking Conference. It is a connection that allows newer colleagues to get the most out of their conference experience as more seasoned attendees share their wisdom and lend some support. Arts Northwest will match first-time attendees and mentors before the conference. Mentors are expected to attend the New Colleagues / First Timers' Orientation on the first day of the conference and to be available to their assigned person/people throughout the conference. Please check the appropriate box on the registration form to indicate your desire for a mentor, or your willingness to take on this role.
Arts Northwest strives to make all programs and services accessible to everyone. If you need accommodations or materials in alternate formats, please contact us at 360-457-9290 or email
New Members Meeting
This important session occurs on the opening day of the conference and is designed to orient new colleagues / first timers, get them acquainted with other conference attendees helping ensure that their first booking conference is effective and fun. First timers meet their "mentor" in person at this session. It will include an informal tour of the exhibit hall during set-up for a chance to see the space early, become comfortable with the layout, and allow the opportunity to ask questions regarding the best approach to time in the hall. Throughout the conference, first timers have access to their mentors. IF YOU ARE A NEW COLLEAGUE, BE SURE TO CHECK THE "WANT A MENTOR BOX" ON YOUR REGISTRATION FORM TO PARTICIPATE IN THE MENTORING PROGRAM. 
Need a roommate?
Check the appropriate boxes on the registration form so Arts Northwest can help link you up with a potential roommate. Be sure to give your criteria: non-smoker, etc. Arts Northwest will do what it can to help.