We've come a long way since 2011, when ASLRRA introduced the thumb drive with all of the meeting presentations and speaker bios pre-loaded. In 2012, we took it one step further and unveiled our mobile app which included an interactive exhibit hall map, exhibitor listings, brochures, speaker presentations and bios, schedules, event updates and alerts. This year, our mobile app will do everything you'd expect in an app and more. This year's app is all about making your Connections at the convention. Before you even get to the convention, you'll receive an invitation to go online, create your profile, check off your areas of interest and the app will help you to connect with attendees and exhibitors with like interests. You will be able to set up your own schedule of events, make appointments with exhibitors and exhibitors and sponsors can post documents, brochures, etc. to their 'virtual' booth. Watch for the app to make its debut in late March, and it will remain online for at least six months after the convention.

In order to enhance your convention experience and to connect and network with other attendees and exhibitors of like interest, be sure to complete your profile and mark off your "Areas of Interest" when you receive your invite to the connections website.