How to Network

Thousands of public health professionals will attend APHA 2020 to re-ignite their passion for public health and share the experience with their peers.

We're offering plenty of opportunities to connect with attendees, presenters, exhibitors, sponsors, keynote speakers and leaders in the field. Here are some tips for networking and make long-lasting connections in a virtual setting.

  • Start the meeting off right — This will be APHA's first virtual meeting, so the best place to get started is at the Navigate and Network Orientation. Learn about popular activities, sessions and events, networking tips, and APHA membership information. 
  • Stay connected — Voice your opinion and share your thoughts on social media using this year's hashtag. Connect with Annual Meeting attendees on Twitter @APHAAnnualMtg and @PublicHealth
  • Set goals — Add networking events to your schedule. Make it a personal goal to meet at least five new people every day. Exchange information and follow up after the meeting. Ask meaningful questions; don’t just ask someone where they work or what they do. Find out what they are passionate about, who they are hoping to meet at the conference or what their personal interests are. You create a more meaningful relationship when you’re talking about something important.
  • Continue networking after the meeting — Follow up with new contacts or connect through LinkedIn.

Places to Network

A list of social events and networking opportunities coming soon!