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As in, a conference that is for people in their first year of, say, University.

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We have a blog post that answers your question. – Matt E. Эллен Nov 28 '12 at 12:56

Those in their first year at a university are commonly called first years. Thus, their conference would be first years' conference.

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The conference is held annually, so there's only one first year for a year. You should use "first year's".

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Thanks for your answer. Is there a helpful explanation that you might give the OP or a reference you might cite? – rajah9 Nov 28 '12 at 14:20

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