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By addressing the apprehensions that prevent students, academics and professionals from attending meetings, readers of this book are shown how to maximize the convention experience - everything from learning what is happening in one's field to achieving social and professional goals.
Topics covered include: finding your way around the convention programme; convention session etiquette; professional networking; travelling within a budget; and presentations.
Why Even Attend Conventions?
General Strategies for Convention Survival
Mastering the Convention Program
Their Differences and You
Convention Session Etiquette
Surviving Your Own Professional Presentations
Meeting Your Social Needs
Surfing the Exhibits for Products and Publishers
Money Matters and Traveling Smartly
Communicating and Getting Involved
Expanding Your Professional Networks
Accentuating the Positive
Coping with Fears and Getting the Most Out of the Convention