In this special edition of Inside ASIS&T,


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Get Your Camera Ready!

Social Media is a great way to stay connected to ASIS&T during the conference. New this year during the conference we are encouraging people to join our various social media platforms. Start following us on Facebook, Twitter, and the Event App.

During the three days of the conference we are doing a selfie photo contest! Post your best pic to the Attendee App or Twitter by 10 am PT on Tuesday, November 13, 2018. Pictures can be of individuals or groups. Write a clever caption and include #ASIST18 to be sure your photo is seen. Creativity counts! Two winners will be selected and announced at the Awards and Recognition Dinner.

ASIS&T Special Events

Make plans to take advantage tours and health and wellness activities planned by the 81st Annual Meeting Program Committee:

Museum of Anthropology & Xwi7xwa Tour


X̱wi7x̱wa Library


Saturday, 10 November and Wednesday, 14 November
1:00 PM
$35 USD
When visiting the Museum of Anthropology and Xwi7xwa Library, you’re entering one the worlds premier museum, education and research complexes housing indigenous artifacts and specimens from First Nation Cultures. The Museum itself embodies the essence of Canada’s
West Coast. In the Museum’s Great Hall, massive and magnificent First Nations sculptures
stand against a soaring glass wall that opens onto a panorama of forested islands and snow capped mountains bordering the Salish Sea. It’s not to late to register for this tour. Register

Sunrise Yoga
Monday, 12 November and Tuesday, 13 November, 6:30 am
$15 USD
Don’t let the #ASIST18 conference networking stop just because you’ve got to keep to your workout schedule. Join fellow attendees bright and early, while your mind is still and before the rest of the conference springs into action, to greet the day with Sunrise Yoga. Experience the transformative nature of the practice, which integrates body and mind while cultivating a sense of innovation throughout the day. Register

See the Sights of Vancouver
Saturday, 10 November and Wednesday, 14 November, 10:00 am
$68 USD
Make the most of your time in beautify Vancouver with the city highlights tour. Join your colleagues for an enlightening experience that will help you truly experience the city. Your driver will escort your group to poplar attractions such as Stanley Park, Granville Island, Chinatown and Gastown. As you ride, you will listen to fascinating stories about the city from the First Nation’s People to contemporary culture. Register

Beat the crowds
Registration is available in the Plaza Foyer and Regency Foyer see below for registration times. Monday and Tuesday morning are the busiest times. We suggest picking up your registration materials on Friday or Saturday if possible.

Day Date Start End Registration Location
Friday 9-Nov 7.00 17.00 Plaza Foyer
Saturday 10-Nov 7.00 12.30 Plaza Foyer
Saturday 10-Nov 14.00 17.30 Regency Foyer
Sunday 11-Nov 7.00 18.00 Regency Foyer
Monday 12-Nov 6.00 18.00 Regency Foyer
Tuesday 13-Nov 6.00 18.00 Regency Foyer
Wednesday 14-Nov 7.00 14.00 Regency Foyer

The Sunday Opening and Tuesday Closing Keynotes tend to be the most attended events, so get there early and grab a seat.

Shop Around
Royal Centre Mall is connected to the hotel which features boutique shops and small fast food eateries. In addition, one of Vancouver’s most popular malls, Pacific Centre is an underground shopping haven in the heart of downtown that is home to more than 140 stores, including Holt Renfrew, Banana Republic, Guess, Hugo Boss, Apple, Kate Spade New York and Nine West. It is located a short two blocks from the hotel.

First Time Attendee & New Member Orientation
Sunday, 11 November 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM

Are you a new member? Or, is this your first time attending the ASIS&T Annual Meeting? Join us for a special session designed for First Time Attendees and New Members. This session will provide you with information and best practices in order for you to make the most out of your time in Vancouver and membership as a whole.

#ASIST: your social cheat sheet
Download the Conference app. The ASIST Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn pages are great resources for information during the conference and all year long. Catch up on the Twitter conversation using #ASIST18—hear from other attendees and learn more about conference activities.


In the meantime, browse the ASIS&T Annual Meeting 2018 website and mobile app for the latest updates on the meeting.

As always, if we can be of assistance in any way, please don’t hesitate to contact us at (301) 495-0900, or via email at
ASIS&T Annual Meeting is quickly approaching, so here are a few things to know before you go.

Check in at the hotel and visit the registration desk located on the second floor – Plaza A Foyer to pick up your conference badge and tickets starting Friday, 9 November, using your confirmation letter. If you misplaced your confirmation letter, your badge will be displayed in alphabetical order by last name.

If you did not pre-register, you can always register on-site by completing the onsite registration forms at counters.

If you need extra tickets for any of the Special Events, i.e. receptions, tours, please purchase them at the registration desk as soon as possible as space is limited.

As a suggestion, wear comfortable and shoes and be sure to bring jacket. Here is the daily Weather in Vancouver.

Vancouver is know for it unique cuisine with lots of flavor and a touch of flare. Explore the city and get a taste of the city. List restaurants here.

Should you need to reach an ASIS&T Staff or need assistance, please contact the registration desk at +1.604.639.4952. If you are dialing from within the hotel on a house phone then you only need to dial the 4952 extension.

To access WIFI throughout the meeting:
Network name: Hyatt Meetings
Username: asist2018 (case sensitive)
Password: 2018

For the first time at ASIS&T meeting, there will not be a full printed program, it will be replaced by ASIS&T Conference Pocket Program; however, you must refer to the conference app for complete descriptions. Download the conference app on your smartphone or Android by searching “Conference Beat” in the App Store to access the entire schedule, list of exhibitors, and more or find it online here.

We look forward to seeing you in Vancouver!