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|