Crowdsourcing 'ISMIR for Dummies'

One of the ambitions for ISMIR 2019 is making newcomers to the community feel welcomed. For this, we intend to crowdsource an 'ISMIR for Dummies' manual to which you can contribute!

What should a newcomer to ISMIR know beforehand, in order to fully appreciate the conference's scientific program?

If you are familiar with ISMIR already, what would you discuss when onboarding someone new to the field?

If ISMIR 2018 was your first ISMIR, what would you have liked to know before the first oral/poster session?

Please contribute your thoughts here: !