You’ve been there… the meeting check in line on the first day of a meeting – it’s a nightmare. The line to register is long and the lecture you wanted to be in the first row for is probably almost over by now.
Often I will see attendees arrive on Day 1 after driving in the morning of. It seems to make sense if you live relatively close… no need to spend money on an additional room night. But, if your time and your budget can manage it, bite the bullet and stay the night before Day 1.
You will eliminate morning stress by checking in for the meeting (and the hotel) the day/night before… you won’t miss any lectures… and you can take a little time for you by treating yourself to a nice dinner.
Vacation time can be hard to find, so give yourself a moment to relax before a long weekend of excitement and learning begins!