Before you come to a PYM LIVE event, we suggest you download Topi onto your phone. Doing so will allow you to ask our speakers questions before the show, research who’s exhibiting and find other PYM planners who live or work near you, so you can connect (or even arrange a carpool). You will need to know your Facebook or LinkedIn information to log into the app. If you don’t have one of those social accounts, email us and we’ll send you a special identifier to log in with.
Where to find it
Topi is free and available for the following devices.
How to view the event
To view the PYM LIVE event before you get on-site, hit the menu bar (a button with three lines at the top left area of the app), select “Settings” then select “Enter Code.” Type in the code emailed to you when you registered. Now the agenda, show documents and exhibitor information will become visible. We will leave the app active for a week after the event so you can play with it and do follow-ups. But even after the event “disappears,” all the contacts you made and private conversations you had at the show will remain in Topi so you can continue to network with your new friends.
Personalize your profile
If you click your name on the menu, you can add a picture and flesh out your profile. This is also where you can add or unlink social networks. Please note: The biggest advantage to using Topi is that it shows you what you have in common with other people. So it’s to your advantage to make your profile as rich as possible.
Research who’s coming
At the show, the site selection speed meetings give you three minutes per exhibitor. Find out if that will be enough time by using Topi to look up exhibitors and sponsors on the event menu. Each listing includes contact information and website links so you can do pre-show reasearch. If there are people you’d like to spend more time with, you can arrange to do so by sending them an email from their exhibitor/sponsor listing.
Ask speakers questions
Do you have a question about contract clauses, what you can leverage in negotiations or about F&B? Use Topi to ask our speakers questions in advance. To do this, hit the menu bar, select “Agenda” and then choose the session of interest. Scroll to the bottom of that session’s description, and you’ll see a button that says “Questions.” Selecting it will allow you to ask a question as well as vote other people’s questions up or down.
Get proof of attendance
Do you need a certificate of attendance for certification or re-certification? If you hit the menu and then “Documents,” you’ll find those clock-hour certificates for each session on the day of the show. You can then email them to yourself for use post-event.
Find a carpool buddy
The app is geo-located, which means that it will show you who’s nearby. Looking to carpool or network? Load the app before the show, and you’ll see other people who work or live nearby by clicking on the homepage magnifying glass. Now you can start private conversations or add them to your professional network.
Want more tips?
Watch this short video. Then show up early, because we kick off each PYM LIVE with a tech orientation Q&A.