#GuildChat for 11/11/16: Conference Prep

Our next #GuildChat takes place Friday, November 11th at 11AM PT/2PM ET. This week we’re discussing Preparing for a Conference.

Preparing to attend an industry conference can be equally exciting and overwhelming. The list of speakers, sessions and activities can sometimes dwarf the little things that one can do to get the most out of their conference experience.


This week’s GuildChat proceeds the Guilds biggest event of the year, DevLearn! So we thought it was a good time to share some of your tips on how best to maximize your conference experiences before, during and after the events.

Maybe you are a conference regular or perhaps your headed to your first event this year (maybe it’s DevLearn?). Either way, join in this fast paced conversation to share your best kept conference secrets or drop in to learn a few things!


Prospective questions:

Q1. What do you find most valuable about going to conferences?
Q2. What kinds of things do you hope to get out of going to a conference?
Q3. How do you decide what sessions to attend?
Q4. When do you settle on a schedule (or do you create a schedule at all)?
Q5. What’s one idea you took away from a conference that had a real impact on your work?
Q6. Do you tend to fill your conference schedule start to finish or leave empty spots for breaks?
Q7. How do you keep your momentum to try new things going after the conference is over?
Q8. What’s one tip that you’d give to anyone attending an L&D conference for the first time?

Missed the chat? Don’t worry – you can still read through what happened on Storify!






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