Pathfinders is a volunteer conference mentoring program dedicated to improving the first-time experience through the wisdom and support of experienced conference attendees.
In the past, mentoring happened only occasionally between close groups of friends with prior experience. Most newcomers faced the overwhelming number of options and people entirely alone.
To fill this important void, the principles of the Pathfinders program are simple. The
program is a convenient, rewarding outlet to return volunteer service to the conference
and community. It serves a continuum of today's newcomers and tomorrow's leaders. By helping to channel first-timers to programs appropriate for them, the overall quality of
the conference is maximized for its participants.
Pathfinders offers customized attendee support both before and during each annual conference.