Networking Opportunities

Networking events are the social connections of the conference. According to Harvard Business School, 65 percent to 85 percent of all jobs are filled because someone knows someone else. The activities of the AEC Networking Committee provide opportunities for attendees to have some fun, catch up with fellow attendees and meet new contacts in the industry.

In-Person Networking

Join us for face-to-face networking throughout the conference.

Monday, March 21

Opening Welcome Reception

5 - 7:30 p.m.
This is a great opportunity for networking and a chance to visit the exhibitors to see the latest and greatest products and services.

Tuesday, March 22

First Time Attendee Orientation

7:15 - 7:45 a.m.
Is this your first-time attendee AEC? The First Time Attendee Orientation assists conference attendees in navigating the conference program and activities to make the best of their time at the meeting. While geared toward those new to the conference, it is open to all attendees.

Speed Networking

5:15 - 6:15 p.m.
(Limited space - advanced sign-up required)

One of the greatest perks of AEC is having the opportunity to network with some of the best ergo minds in the business.

Speed networking is a way to increase your opportunities to quickly create business contacts that can help you with your program. AEC attendees can interact with some of the top universities and companies in the ergo world. In a fast, round-robin style interaction, you will meet representatives from numerous organizations that will broaden your connections, increase your exposure, and cultivate new partnerships with top-notch individuals and organizations. Come join us for refreshments and a great time networking like you've never experienced!

Networking Event - Topgolf Orlando (Offsite)

6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
(Limited space – advanced sign-up required and includes an additional fee)

This Networking Event is the culmination of the Networking Committee's efforts to bring conference attendees together. Each year, we create an opportunity for attendees to gather in a relaxed atmosphere of sharing and networking. 

Join your fellow conference attendees for a night at Topgolf Orlando. Whether you are an aspiring pro golfer or picking up clubs for the first time, Topgolf is for everyone. It’s fun. It’s competitive. And it’s a unique way to network!

Want in on the competition? Players hit micro-chipped golf balls that track each shot’s accuracy and distance while awarding points for hitting targets on the outfield. Leave your clubs behind, clubs will be provided onsite.

Not interested in golfing? The fun goes beyond hitting a little ball with a club. Network with other non-golfers, enjoy some light hors d’oeuvres and enjoy the city sites.