Calgary MSA Conference Tips
This is the Conference Tips page giving suggestions and helping you to make your experience at the Conference as fun, stress-free, and uplifting as possible.
Below is a list of DO’s and DONT’s to consider…
DO arrive early or on time for each event. This isn’t your usual show-up-fashionably-late scenario. You want to get as much interaction time as possible.
DO realize that different singles are approaching the conference differently. Some are serious looking to find someone to date. Some just got divorced and just need support and friendship. Others want to meet new friends. Most want to be spiritually fed by attending the workshops and meetings. So the conference is what you proactively make of it.
DON’T assume that if you sit by the sidelines, it’s up to the other person to make the effort. It’s up to everyone to reach out. Or don’t assume the conference is entirely a “meat market”. We are all children of God first with individual needs, and ‘singles’ second.
DO make it a goal to meet and talk to people you have never met before, including those from out of town.
Ladies…DO be proactive and help our conference out by inviting the local single guys in your area to the conference, even if you are not personally interested in them on a romantic level. Your local frog can be someone else’s Prince Charming. Most guys are not as connected to Facebook groups or email lists and may be unaware of the conference, or they plan last minute to attend the conference. So guys will respond positively (and feel appreciated) to personal invites from you.
Guys…DO wear your smart casual look all weekend (except Sunday) as the Ladies will swoon at the chance to see you at your best this weekend. There is time enough to show her your casual look later.
Ladies… DO de-clump with all your BFF’s from time-to-time (and not all dance or sit together) so that the guys will be more apt to talk one-on-one with you (if you want).
Guys…DO show some courage and talk to or ask as many ladies as possible to dance. Remember, it’s just for one dance or a few minutes and will help you get your mojo going, while meeting new people.
DO remember it’s important to keep conversations light, neutral, fun when meeting people for the first time at this conference. It’s not about being fake or putting on a show, but it’s about being approachable and sharing the positive side of your personality.
DON’T (and it’s worth repeating) DON’T mention anything about your ex at the conference. Bashing about your ex or diving into why prior relationships didn’t work out focuses on the negative. Focus on the positive and remember all the great things *You* have to offer. That will attract the right people into your life.
DO feel free to ask any questions, concerns, comments, or feedback to any of our Calgary Conference Team members and they will be more than happy to assist you.
DON’T feel the need to cherry-pick or over-analyze about the what-ifs. Just leave your worries behind and enjoy this awesome conference and all the great people that attend.
DO keep a positive attitude and roll with it. Sometimes, the schedule may be off, or an activity may not meet your expectations. Keep in mind, our organizers have worked extremely hard to make this event as fantastic as possible with the resources they have been given. See the glass as half full.