Elevate 2018 Checklist: Are you ready?

1 October 2018
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There’s less than one week until Elevate 2018, ATPCO’s annual global conference! I cannot wait to see everyone at our sold-out event. With 40% of attendees at director level and above and more than 60% of attendees representing airline partners, it’s sure to be an exciting week.

Make sure you don’t leave the house without double-checking your packing list!

Elevate 2018’s dress code is business casual. Be sure to bring shoes you feel comfortable walking in. We have a ton in store (lots of networking), so make sure you’re ready to walk around and meet new people!

Fall is here, and for our area, that means warmer days and cooler nights. You may find conference rooms a little chilly, so keep that in mind when packing. My advice? Bring layers!

Download the App
Before you get on your plane, download the Elevate 2018 app and explore Elevate 2018’s schedule, the 21 sessions, our 54 speakers, and so much more.

The essentials
From lotion to lip balm, medicines to chargers, don’t forget everyday items. You’ll be busy meeting so many people, you don’t want to get sick or have to run to the store!

You’re finally here! Don’t waste a moment while you’re with us.

Staying at the Hyatt?
You’re staying in the heart of the action! The Hyatt has convenient shuttles that go back and forth from Dulles International Airport (IAD) throughout the day. Check here for times or learn how to request a shuttle pick up here.

Staying Elsewhere?
That’s super cool, too! Just so you know, ATPCO won’t be providing shuttles to surrounding hotels, but we do recommend ride sharing (like Uber or Lyft) to get you to the venue. Or, talk to your hotel’s front desk to see what other options, like buses and taxis, you have.

Keep it fit
Want to keep your gym streak going, or make sure you take enough steps for your Fitbit while you travel? Check out your hotel’s gym (here’s the Hyatt’s) and surrounding trails for a scenic run. My personal favorite, the W & OD trail, is just steps away from Reston Town Center!

Explore the area!
You’re staying near our nation’s capital and there’s so much to see! The area surrounding the hotel is a bustling, charming space with many shops and restaurants. And, if you have the time, check out what else Washington, DC, has to offer! You have many options for getting around downtown.

Stay on top of what’s next on your packed agenda.

WiFi: At the Hyatt Regency, conference WiFi will be available to all attendees.

  • Network: @Hyatt_WiFi_Events
  • Password: atpco2018

But don’t worry if you forget it! The back of your badge will also have the network and password information.

The App
Did I mention you should download the app? Not only can it help you get excited for what’s to come before you arrive, it can help you throughout the event! There’s a map of the conference floor, an agenda, speaker info, and so much more.

Say Hi!
If you need anything during the event, please look for our Event Concierge, Ulyana Uebersezig. She is your main point of contact for any questions or needs you have, and she is always happy to help!

I hope these few tips will be helpful as you plan your trip to Elevate 2018. Safe travels, and we’ll see you on 8 October!


By Ulyana Uebersezig

Ulyana leads cross-portfolio strategic projects and go-to-market strategies. She joined ATPCO over six years ago and has more than 10 years of experience in multiple marketing functions, business development, and data analysis across the travel and hospitality industries. Ulyana is an active participant and contributor to Lead from the Front, ATPCO’s women in technology program.