Do You Need a Roommate for the Convention?

The 2016 AGO National Convention is committed to making our convention as assets/uploads/Convention_Roomate.pngaffordable as possible. In keeping with this goal, we realize that rooming at the Hilton (or any hotel) for 5 nights is an expense. If you are traveling alone and would like to have a roommate to help share the cost of the convention, you may want to check out our private Face Book group designed to help possible roommates connect.

Private Face Book groups have the following characteristics:

  • The group is closed.  Anyone can find the group and see who's in it.  Only members can see posts.
  • Any member can add members, but an admin must approve them.
  • Both members and admins can post to the group.  All group posts must be approved by an admin.

These characteristics assure that your posts and interactions in the group are truly private. You will be sharing information only with others looking for the same connections as you are.

How Does the Process Work?

  1. Navigate to the AGO Find-A-Roommate private Face Book page.
  2. Request to join the group.
  3. Someone will approve your request within 48 hours.
  4. Once you are part of the group, post an introduction. Include your name, where you are from, what you do, and your needs for a roommate. It would also be helpful to know if you are planning to stay for the entire convention or just a day or two.
  5. Click on the “Add to Favorites” button in order for the group to show up in the left hand navigation of your “Home” section. You can remove this once you find a roommate or choose to leave the group.
  6. Check out the “Best Practices for Roommates” in the file section of the group page. This document will give you some practical tips on navigating the roommate process.
  7. Look through the posts on a regular basis. If you see someone you would like to share a room with, comment on their post and send a message. Once you make the connection and work out details, let the group know.
  8. Once you find a roommate, you can leave the group.

Please share this option with your friends and colleagues. Having a roommate may be especially helpful for college students or those with limited funds. If you have any trouble with the system, or any questions, don’t hesitate to reach out. We hope that the group helps those who need assistance in making connections.  Who knows?  You might make a new friend for life!

(All participants enter into this arrangement at their own risk. The AGO is not responsible for any negative experiences that may result from this arrangement.)