Ready, Set, Register! How to Make the Most Out of Attending Your Next Conference
Attending yet another conference? Here are 7 suggestions on how to get the most from attending a conference before you even collect your name tag at registration.
We’ve entered that season which does not mean fall and pumpkin spice lattes, but rather conferences and the constant email and media barrage of not-to-be-missed-dynamic-keynotes-together-with-interactive-hands on-sessions. It is challenging to the mind, the work schedule, and often the pocketbook to decide what to attend. Conferences are a personal investment of time or, more frequently, of both time and money to advance your own personal growth and career. If you’re fortunate to be at a company that not only strongly encourages but also pays for your attendance at outside events, you need to consider how you’re maximizing the return on their investment in your professional advancement.
No, maximizing your conference experience is not as simple as an RSVP and then grabbing your name tag, swag bag, and seat. Given the investment, you need more than someone else’s “awesome” recommendation or your own FOMO or the potential interaction with a broader network of peers (if you’re a business owner who works alone) to make the most of any time spent away from the task or project at hand.
Here are 7 suggestions on how to get the most from a conference before you attend the conference…
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