Why should you bother to attend your disciplinesÆ professional conventions? Convention Survival Techniques addresses the apprehensions that prevent students and professionals from attending meetings while suggesting strategies for maximizing the experience from learning what is happening in your field to meeting professional and social goals. Written with humor and warmth, the authors address such issues as mastering the convention program, convention session etiquette, expanding your professional network from peers to publishers, strategies for traveling within a budget, and successful poster and paper presentations. You will not only learn how to "survive" conventions, but to thrive at them.
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|