How To Make The Most Of A Conference
Black Enterprise Magazine Summer 2019 Issue

Power in Numbers CEO Michael Hill

The 2010 Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Conference kicked off last night, welcoming 1,200 small business owners, entrepreneurs, and entrepreneurial-minded corporate professionals. With all the hustle and bustle,  I made sure to come up with a strategy for making the most of this conference.  My plan: Get to the panel discussions that interested me most 10- to 15-minutes early to steal a little face time with the panelists. We all know that once a panel discussion ends, it’s nearly impossible to get through the swarm of attendees and engage in meaningful conversation with the speakers, let alone get a business card.

I stopped a few conference-goers to find out their conference strategy. What’s yours?

Renita Burns is a writer and content producer at