The Mentoring Committee also coordinates the Annual Conference Buddy Program. This is an opportunity for newer members who would like someone to show them the ropes at the annual conference: good presentations to hear, how to talk to vendors, introductions to other Division members, etc. Much like the formal mentoring program, the Subcommittee will pair new PAM members with more experienced conference goers. The expected time commitment for this program is very flexible and up to each buddy pairing. We encourage buddies to communicate prior to the conference and meet during the actual conference, if possible, but it really is all up to the two of you! The buddies are welcome to continue their communications after the conference as well, if they choose.
If interested in being either a newbie Buddy or an experienced Buddy for the next annual conference, please email Mentoring Committee Chair. See the current PAM staff listing for contact information. The committee will then pair you up and put you in contact with your new buddy!