MMA Legislative Director John Robertson provides Annual Meeting advice to first-time attendees during a special orientation session at the 2018 Annual Meeting & Trade Show on Jan. 19.

The MMA will hold a special orientation session for first-time attendees of its Annual Meeting & Trade Show on Friday morning, Jan. 18.

The session will provide an opportunity to learn from seasoned association members about the best strategies for making the most of the Annual Meeting experience as well as MMA membership. This includes best practices for workshop attendance, how to take advantage of the Trade Show, valuable networking opportunities, and more.

The orientation, to be held from 8 to 9 a.m. in the Hall C Foyer on the second floor of the Hynes Convention Center, will include breakfast and networking.

MMA members and staff will give a presentation on the history and value of MMA membership. A group of selectmen, councillors, mayors and town managers will explain how they take advantage of resources provided by the MMA, and they will connect the first-time attendees to appropriate MMA staff for more information.

If you are planning to attend the MMA Annual Meeting for the first time, or have any questions about the event or the first-time attendee session, contact Devon Elizabeth Williams at or 617-426-7272, ext. 104.