9 Ways to Optimize Your Conference Experience

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IDENTIFY THREE PEOPLE YOU WANT TO BUILD A PROFESSIONAL RELATIONSHIP WITH Although you want to meet as many people as possible, you have to be strategic when it comes to networking. The idea of you going to meet 15 or so people, giving out your business cards and actually connecting with them is unrealistic, says Mitchell. You've done your research, now pin-point those one or two people you share common ground with whether that's career, professional goals or even hometown. These genuine meet-ups tend to outlast the barrage of business cards and fast chatter.

IDENTIFY THREE PEOPLE YOU WANT TO BUILD A PROFESSIONAL RELATIONSHIP WITH Although you want to…