For those of you lucky enough to attend a technical conference, you need to change your mindset.
You need to do away with the word ATTENDEE.
Attendees are passive. They show up, that is all that is expected of them.
If you want to get the most out of the conference then scratch through that word on your badge and write PARTICIPANT.
Participants are part of the conference. If all they do is show up, they have fail.
Participants get involved.
- They ask questions during Q&A
- They engage with the other participants at the social times
- They participate in the socials and engage with other participants
They do all of this even though they are shy, or introverted, or whatever their reason is for not normally being so outgoing. Participants understand that for the conference to be good for everyone, they have to do their part.
Make the most of your next conference by seeing yourself as an integral part of the conference, a participant, not a bystander attendee.
Until next time,
I <3 |<