Run specific sessions for first timers
Coming to a conference for the first time can be intimidating, so make sure you’re giving a warm and useful welcome to your first timers.
For several years, Write The Docs conferences have run a “Welcome Wagon” – there’s a dedicated session for meeting other first-time attendees, tours of the venue, and a bunch of information about how the conference works. The Welcome Wagon for the 2018 Prague conference has lots of advice and suggestions about how to get the most from the conference.
Although a lot of that page is Prague or Write The Docs-specific, the questions apply to any conference – you could write answers for your event.