Partnering Meetings Program

NHPRS 2018 One-to-One Partnering Meetings Program

The NHPRS One-to-One Partnering Program offers delegates incredible opportunities to maximize their academic and business connections at the conference. Don’t leave your networking to chance! Make sure you connect with key delegates to move your plans forward and increase your collaborations by setting up a time to have a dedicated conversation.

The Partnering Program gives you the opportunity to pre-schedule 20-minute meetings and makes the most of your time at the conference. The program offers a great complement to your informal networking opportunities. Access to the partnering program is included in a full-conference registration but you have to opt in when you register.

NHPRS Partnering Schedule:

Tuesday, May 15:

  • 7:30 – 8:30 a.m. (three 20-minute slots)
  • 12:00 – 1:30 p.m. (four 20 minutes slots)
  • 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. (three 20-minute slots)

Wednesday, May 16:

  • 7:30 – 8:30 a.m. (three 20-minute slots)
  • 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. (three 20-minute slots)
  • 4:00 – 5:20 p.m. (four 20-minute slots)

Thursday, May 17:

  • 7:30 – 8:30 a.m. (three 20-minute slots)
  • 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. (three 20-minute slots)

Sign up for One-to-One Partnering when you register!

You can indicate in the online registration form that you are interested in participating in the One-to-One Partnering Meetings Program. We will notify you when the partnering site is open and offer you your login information. At that time, you can sign in and fill out your profile, tailor your meeting availability and review profiles of others leading up to the symposium. Once the meeting scheduling function opens, you will then be able to request and schedule meetings with other delegates during the times set aside in the program for one-to-one partnering meetings.

Forgot to sign up for partnering when you registered? 

If you have already registered and didn’t sign up for partnering, we welcome you to change your mind and join us. Once you give it a try, you will see the benefits of maximizing your discussions in dedicated meetings. Just email our Partnering Program Manager, Vivian Beer, at and she will make sure you are included.

Partnering Help Desk: There will be a partnering help desk located near the registration desk at the conference where you can review and print out your latest meeting schedule. The schedule will list your meetings schedule, the people you are meeting with and the corresponding table numbers.

Partnering Meetings Room: There will be a dedicated room where meetings will take place at individual numbered tables. Many meetings are typically one-to-one, but we will have extra chairs available if you want to invite colleagues to any meetings. The Partnering Program Manager will be onsite to direct meetings and to provide assistance. Tables are numbered to help identify the location of your meetings, which corresponds to your schedule. A clock/timer will be displayed and a bell will sound to give you advance notice to wrap up discussions and again when the time is up, so you can move to your next meeting. We request that you arrive promptly for all your meetings to ensure a smooth program.

Mobile device access to Partnering Site:

The online partnering site is fully optimized for mobile devices e.g. smart phones, tablets and this is a great way to check in leading up to and during the conference to request meetings, accept meeting invitations and view your schedule.

Any questions about partnering?
Please contact Vivian Beer at or call 902-367-1818.

Want to be a great at Partnering?

Arrive at NHPRS 2018 with your key meetings scheduled!

Complete your Online Profile:

  1. Go to
  2. Great meetings start with making the best matches, so make sure to:
  • Select “Account” to complete your organization profile. A good profile helps other participants understand you/your organization better, and you will attract more meeting requests.
  • Include your meeting objectives – this will ensure you connect with the “best-matched” participants that can help move your plans forward.
  • Add logo and your photo – yes, a photo does really make you more popular.

Manage your ScheduleWhen you log in, select “schedule” to manage your availability if you are not available for all the partnering program times.

Review Profiles & Book Meetings:  Review the profiles of other participants and request meetings. You will receive an email confirmation of all your requests and notifications when participants confirm. We are regularly adding new participants to the partnering system, so please check in to review these potential new contacts and request/confirm meetings.

Bookmark the Partnering Site!  Make a good impression…stay connected and respond to meeting requests promptly even if you are on the move. The online partnering system is optimized for mobile devices, so make sure to bookmark the site: