PDA Annual Meeting
in Orlando, Fla., offers more opportunities for networking than in previous years. In addition,
based on feedback from attendees of previous Annual Meetings, the meeting organizers have altered the schedule of networking events, which includes the following slate of activities.
Monday, March 19
Start the conference with some outdoor yoga exercise in Caiman Court.
$40. Proceeds will go to charity.
Grand Opening Celebration
Join your colleagues to celebrate the grand opening of the
Exhibit Hall. Meet with exhibitors to learn about the latest
technologies and talk to poster
presenters. Refreshments will
be served. 5–6:30 p.m.
Tuesday, March 20
Happy Hour in the Exhibit Hall
After the first full day of sessions, take
some time to network in the Exhibit Hall
with fellow attendees. 5:30–6:30 p.m.
Wednesday, March 21
Havana Nights Closing Reception
The closing reception has been moved
from Tuesday to Wednesday night.
Grab your sundresses and sandals,
guayabera shirt and fedora and celebrate the end of the meeting Cuban
style! Join your fellow attendees for
a Cuban-themed closing reception.
Enjoy a night under the stars with live
entertainment, specialty cocktails and
Cuban-inspired bites. Attendees of
2018 Manufacturing Intelligence
are also invited to join the
festivities. 7–10 p.m.
In addition, attendees can take ad-
vantage of refreshment breaks and
networking luncheons Tuesday and
Wednesday for additional opportunities to reconnect with existing col-
leagues and make new contacts.