Just an idea for those of you who are first time attendees. Bring your cancelled registration check. I have found this to be very helpful when the conference people are looking for your badge, food ticket, and banquet pass (dorm housing). When they can't find it and say, "Are you sure you sent it in?" You can pull out the check and all of a sudden they will find your stuff.

Show up well before the 7:00 pm start time. Less panic for the host equals calm and cheerfull service for us.