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Maximize Your Conference Experience

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How to Maximize Your Conference Experience

ACLEA's 55th Mid-Year Meeting, January 25-27, 2019

What's the best way to get the absolute most out of your ACLEA conference experience? If you asked us that year’s ago I would have simply said: Get Involved. While that is still true, there is more to it than that. Once you get involved you need to take it to the next level and Get Engaged.

Get Involved.

Attend sessions. Sign up for a SIG lunch or breakfast. Walk through the exhibits. Go to the networking events. I'll repeat that one, go to the networking events. Dine arounds, morning fitness options, the opportunities are plentiful. This is conference attendee 101. Pretty basic but still extremely important.

Get Engaged.

Sit in the front during sessions and ask questions. Participate in group discussions during the SIG lunch. Introduce yourself to those around you at the networking events. The bottom line is you get out what you put in. So get out of your comfort zone and engage in the conference. One quick tip on how to do so is, prior to the conference brainstorm some questions and learning objectives you'd like to find out more about and commit to not coming back to your office without some input. This way if the sessions or speakers don't directly give you the info you'll have to (gasp) go talk to the speakers and your fellow attendees to pick their brains about it. 

So, from the moment you get to Phoenix remember to get involved, get engaged and when you do, you won't be able to help yourself from having fun. And that's what an ACLEA conference is all about.  

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