I love going to conferences! I’ve added two certifications, gotten a job, provided valuable knowledge and expertise to projects and made some life-long professional colleagues and mentors from attending professional conferences. I’ve also wasted time, money and energy at a few. So now I look at these events as a two-way opportunity.
Professional conferences are opportunities to develop your own professional reputation as well as gain knowledge and ideas to do your work. Conferences are ideal places to find out what’s hot (and not so hot) in your field, observe the various debates and controversies under way, meet interesting people, make contacts for the future, and, in general, interact with…Read More