One of the toughest jobs before you actually visit a conference is to choose which conference to go to. Yes! All of them appear quite tempting on paper, but you have to add your own filters and process your thoughts on which one you really want to visit and which ones cover your area of interest.
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5 Best Tips for First Time Conference
So it is your first conference and your mind must be buzzing
with lots of questions which you are looking to be answered so
that you can make it an experience to be remembered and can
extract the most out of the conference you are visiting. Do not
worry, we have taken the opportunity of this article to answer all
your questions and have provided you with 10 of the best tips for
the first time conference attendees who will surely enhance your
experience and make you grow.
1.Selection: One of the toughest jobs before you actually visit
a conference is to choose which conference to go to. Yes!
All of them appear quite tempting on paper, but you have to
add your own filters and process your thoughts on which
one you really want to visit and which ones cover your area
of interest. Check out the speakers who will be giving
speeches, which companies will be visiting and also the
people who will be presenting papers and designs. If the
content is to your liking, go ahead and visit it.
2.A Good Intro: Since you are attending the conference for the
first time, your first and foremost job will be to establish
yourself in it. For this you will need a heck of an intro. You
will have to face a lot of questions as to who you are/ here
you are from? Where do you work? What is your field of
specialization? And these questions will be repeated several
times by different people.
So it is best to keep an intro ready which you can
confidently convey once you are bombarded with these
questions. Just make sure it is compact, short and sweet.
3.Take it Slow: Yes! We know that there are a lot of events
being held at the conference, but it is not necessary for you
to attend each and every one of them. Select the ones which
really attract you and give your time to it. Make sure that if
you choose an event, you stick around till it is finished
(unless it is really boring and makes you drowsy). Running
around from one event to another will only make you panic.
4.Set an Aim: When you are visiting a particular conference,
you must have some objectives which you would like to
fulfil. Keep those objectives in mind and plan your visit
accordingly, if it helps, you can also jot them down. If you
are being sent by your boss make sure to plan it out with
him/her as to which sessions you are supposed to visit and
what you are supposed to gain from those sessions.
5.Reserve Time for Fun: It is but a popular saying “all work
and no play makes Jack a dull boy”. Taking a conference too
seriously will only make it a burden to you. It has loads of
fun which you can enjoy. Take it easy and have fun. You
deserve it! The fun will only instigate the learning process
and help you remember what you learnt for a long period of
time. Attending the extracurricular activities that have
been organized will also help in building a network with