Ready to begin using CrowdCompass to enhance your #ACPA17 experience?

Getting Started:
Ready to begin using CrowdCompass to enhance your #ACPA17 experience?

Crowd Compass
Crowd Compass Logo

Start by downloading the CrowdCompass app to your internet enabled device. Crowd Compass is also available via your web browser.

You can also access all the features of CrowdCompass on the web here.

Finding #ACPA17
After you open the app, the next step is to find and download the #ACPA17 event.

Type “ACPA17” into the search bar.

Crowd Compass Event Directory, searching for ACPA17
Crowd Compass Event Directory, searching for ACPA17

Tap on the arrow image on the right to download the event to your device.

Plan Your Convention Experience
You will begin at the “Home” screen for #ACPA17.

Home screen for ACPA17 App - options on screen are: #ACPA17 Resources, Search, Programs By, Full Schedule, Major Events, Presenters, Exhibitors/Sponsors, Attendees, and Maps.
Home screen for ACPA17 App – options on screen are: #ACPA17 Resources, Search, Programs By, Full Schedule, Major Events, Presenters, Exhibitors/Sponsors, Attendees, and Maps.

 

To experience the full range of benefits the app has to offer, log in!  

By logging in, you can:

  • Select a personalized schedule accessible across devices (and on the web)
  • Create a profile and connect with other attendees
  • Engage in social media feeds

To log in, tap on the menu icon at the top left of the screen and then select the gear icon on the top right.

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Red Arrow indicating for the user to click on the main menu, and then the settings icon.
Red Arrow indicating for the user to click on the main menu, and then the settings icon.

After tapping log in, you will be prompted to enter your first and last names.

Log-in screen for Crowd Compass app asking for user’s first and last name.
Log-in screen for Crowd Compass app asking for user’s first and last name.

 

The system will send a confirmation code to the email address associated with your registration.

Once logged in, you can use the menu button to edit your profile.  We recommend adding a photo, contact information, and connecting your social media accounts to get the most out of the experience!

Create Your Convention Experience
CrowdCompass provides a range of ways to build your perfect convention experience!

Icon for #ACPA17 Resources
Icon for #ACPA17 Resources

 

#ACPA17 Resources is a quick reference point for anything you need to know before attending convention. Included in this section:

  • About #ACPA17
  • Questions & Assistance
  • #ACPA17 Session Surveys
  • Equity and Inclusion Online Notification Form
  • Accessibility Guide / Access Information
  • All Gender Restrooms
  • Lactation & Family Spaces
  • Faith, Spirituality, Religion, & Meaning Resources
  • Spelman Career Consultation Suite
Icon for Search feature
Icon for Search feature

Use the “Search” feature if you know the name of a program or presenter you are interested in.

Icon for “Programs by” link
Icon for “Programs by” link

Tap on “Programs by” to peruse program offerings in a range of ways:

  • Topics
  • Sponsor
  • Level
  • Professional Competency
  • Continuing Education Credits

TIP: Search by Professional Competency to get the most out of the ACPA17 Curriculum!

Icon for “Full Schedule” link
Icon for “Full Schedule” link

If browsing the full schedule to make sure you don’t miss out on any great sessions, try starting with the “Full Schedule.” Skim through every event, day by day!

TIP: Add an event or program to your personal schedule by clicking on the plus sign to the right of the session.  To view your schedule, tap on “My Schedule” on the bottom menu.

TIP: Use the Filter at the top right to find specific events you’ve saved through bookmarks, featured speakers, or tags.  Tags identify programs by different topic areas.

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Icon for “Major Events” link

Make sure you experience the “Major Events!” Open the events you are interested in to add them to your schedule.  You can also simply tap the bookmark next to the event and find those bookmarked events later from the “Full Schedule” by clicking “Filter.”

 

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Icon for “Presenters” link

Is your favorite theorist or the person you met through Twitter presenting, but you’re not sure when? Use the “Presenters” section to delve into all the amazing colleagues offering programs.

Icon for “Exhibitors/Sponsors” link
Icon for “Exhibitors/Sponsors” link

Developing relationships with exhibitors is an important part of the convention experience; tap on “Exhibitors/Sponsors” to get a preview of the companies you can meet in the Marketplace.

 

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Icon for “Attendees” link

One of the most anticipated convention experiences is often connecting with other attendees.  In this section, you can browse all the attendees who have logged in and updated their profiles within CrowdCompass.  Select an attendee to send a message, add them as a contact, propose a meeting, and more!

 

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Icon for “Maps” link

Wayfinding can sometimes be difficult in a new location, but this section provides you with the maps for each session location, the marketplace, accessibility, and the Columbus, OH, USA area.

The Crowd Compass App is meant to serve as a great resource during your convention experience, and will be updated daily with additional changes!  It is a great tool for those that want to begin crafting their transformational ACPA17 experience now and use it throughout convention to connect – whether online or thorugh your mobile device!  Not using the App?  No worries, the Questions & Assistance area will have updated information about sessions and events that may have been changed since the Program Book was printed.  I am so excited to experience ACPA17 with you in two weeks!

 

profile7Erica Thompson serves as the Co-Chair for Strategic Marketing for #ACPA17. She is the Associate Director for Residence Life at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota and a proud alum of The University of Iowa.

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