Get the Most out of your Conference-going Experience

January 22, 2012 | Tag: » Conferences

As seen in our last newsletter: @kjam and @sandymahalo are pro conference attendees (and speakers!). Here they present advice for those who may be new to the world of tech conferences and other neck-beard-laden gatherings like SCALE10x, which is happening this entire weekend in Los Angeles.

​1. Don’t be intimidated by intense topics or talks. Part of attending a conference is exposing yourself to new content and learning from it. If you don’t get it all, you may be reminded of it years later when you come across something similar.

2.**It’s okay to walk out.** If you aren’t sure about a talk, it’s *totally* okay to sit in the back and dip out if it’s not what you expected or if you don’t feel like it’s going to be interesting or helpful to you.

​3. Do talk to people. One of the best things about conferences is meeting folks you enjoy or who challenge and inspire you. Don’t fill your entire calendar with talks, spend some of the time just chatting with folks who are there and making new friends.

By Esther Nam