Conferences as exciting as they are can sometimes be lonely places. Coming with learning in mind we can forget to connect with others who are on the same learning journey. Here are 50 strategies you can use to get the most out of your experience.
Take a selfie with a presenter or fellow attendee.
Ask a question during a Q&A session.
Introduce yourself to someone new and exchange contact information.
Take notes during a presentation or workshop.
Offer a presenter a glass of water or help with any equipment they may need.
Share a positive comment or feedback with a presenter or fellow attendee.
Attend a networking event and make connections with other professionals.
Visit a vendor booth and learn more about their products or services.
Tweet about the conference using the official hashtag.
Volunteer to assist with conference tasks or registration.
Attend a workshop or session outside of your area of expertise.
Participate in a group discussion or roundtable.
Share your insights or experiences during a panel discussion.
Take a break and explore the city or local attractions.
Attend an after-hours social event or networking mixer.
Learn a new skill or technique during a hands-on workshop.
Offer to take notes or share your expertise with someone who missed a session.
Start a conversation with someone sitting near you during a presentation.
Write a review of the conference for your blog or social media.
Ask for feedback or advice from a presenter or fellow attendee.
Attend a keynote speech and take notes on the speaker's message.
Visit a local restaurant or café and try the regional cuisine.
Share your business card with others and collect theirs in return.
Engage in a debate or discussion about a controversial topic.
Take part in a group activity or game during a break.
Offer to carpool or share a ride to the conference with someone.
Learn about different cultures and customs from attendees from other countries.
Share your personal story or experience with others.
Attend a session on a topic you know little about to broaden your knowledge.
Take a tour of the conference venue and learn about its history.
Attend a session or workshop led by a celebrity or well-known expert.
Take a mental break and practice mindfulness or meditation.
Take a walk outside during a break to get some fresh air and exercise.
Offer to mentor or be mentored by another attendee.
Participate in a charity or community service event associated with the conference.
Take a picture of a memorable moment or experience and share it on social media.
Attend a session that challenges your assumptions or beliefs.
Help someone who is lost or confused find their way to a session or event.
Make a recommendation to a presenter or vendor on how to improve their content or service.
Attend a session that helps you develop a new skill or improve an existing one.
Offer to take over someone's duties or responsibilities so they can attend a session.
Attend a session that focuses on personal growth and development.
Share your knowledge or expertise with others during a networking event.
Take a break and connect with nature by going for a walk in a nearby park.
Attend a session or workshop that encourages creativity or innovation.
Offer to collaborate with someone on a project or initiative.
Attend a session that discusses trends or hot topics in your industry or field.
Offer to help a presenter with their presentation materials or technology.
Attend a session that focuses on team building or leadership skills.
Take a moment to reflect on your experiences and insights gained during the conference.