Most of us attend conferences to ensure we gain knowledge and meet the experts who belong to the community that can help us become better academically. Most conferences helps us grow in various ways, but since we all visit many conferences day in and day out, it is import to ensure that we make the best out of these conferences. Here are ten good tips to keep in mind and follow which will result in making the best out of the conferences.
Here are mind-numbing tactics to make the most of a conference. Ensure to keep this checklist with you.
- What’s in store? Check that out
Thoroughly go through the agenda or the list of what you can get out of the conference. Check who the speaker is and what subject the speaker would handle, if they are the industry experts ensure to attend and absorb how they made it.
- Register for the event
Check if it’s a free event or paid one. There are first come first serve basis events, so get it registered as soon as possible. Also, share it among your friends and social media, which might help you gain a few folks who will also be interested to attend the event with you.
- Choose the right sessions
If there is more than one session, choose the one that you have interest in.
Yes, find where the conference is held before the allotted day or time. This helps you to reach the place hassle free and going on time or before helps you to gain a seat in the most comfortable place than anywhere else. This helps you to concentrate with a clear mind.
- Why alone? When you have company
Check with your friends first. Take them with you if they are interested. In intelligent conferences, which need much concentration, it helps to drop by with a friend than to be alone. This also helps in various ways, in case you missed out something.
Charge your phones, laptops, else take a notebook to note down points. Alternatively, if they are loud enough, and if you have a good smart phone consider recording the conference. Take your business cards if you’re in a good position as well and meet new folks to make friends instantly.
- Connect with folks!
Try to introduce yourself to those around you and ensure you contact them if in case it might fetch a good business partnership, a deal or even just friendship for that matter.
Ask questions; interact with the participants and those who are giving the lectures. This would help you to get some limelight. There can be a few who might find you interesting and walk up to you to talk and that might help you gain the spotlight instantly. Prove yourself and mark your stamp when it is possible. There are times where the one who participates makes more sense, the session would turn pretty interactive and would help even others who are sceptical to ask their questions.
- Establish the connection
Check Linkedin and connect with those, whom you met, and also the participants and speakers. If you are a blogger, it is wise to blog about the event which will bring more number of views and bring you to the spotlight with that conference.
10. Spread the word
Now that you have enough information, the best way to remember it is to teach the folks those who would be interested in the same conference as you.