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Wowrack's Tech Conference Tips and Tricks

blogadmin     17 March 2023     News & Updates     0 Comments

Attending a tech conference for the first time can be both exciting and nerve-wracking. While you're eager to learn and meet new people, you might feel unsure about what to expect or how to make the most of the experience. Whether you are an intern looking to network or a new business owner who’s excited to learn about the industry, our tips will help you thrive at your first tech conference.

Our Tech Conference Tips

Plan ahead

Before you go to the conference, take some time to review the schedule and decide which sessions you want to attend. It's also a good idea to research the speakers and exhibitors to determine who you want to connect with. By planning ahead, you'll be able to make the most of your time and avoid feeling overwhelmed or lost during the conference.

Networking at a Tech Conference

One of the biggest benefits of attending a conference is the opportunity to meet and connect with other professionals in your field. Make an effort to introduce yourself to other attendees and engage in conversations. Afterall that is one of the main reasons you are there. While it may feel intimidating, people are eager to mingle and connect and starting a conversation is easier than you think. At my first conference, I went up to a booth and told them “I’m new to the industry and have no idea how to make a name for myself.” Their eyes lit up with excitement as they guided through what to do and how to navigate the scene. Obviously, you do not have to be nearly as honest. You will find that asking “How did you get started in the tech industry?” will get many people talking. Most people love to tell their origin story.

Take notes

With so much information being presented during the conference, it's important to take notes to help you retain what you've learned. Bring a notebook or use your phone or tablet to record key takeaways from the sessions and speakers. You might also consider jotting down ideas or questions that come to mind as you listen – these can be useful for follow-up conversations or future projects.

Be present at a Tech Conference

Engage in the conversation you have with people at these events. You will find yourself amongst different people from different realms in the world of tech. Do not be shy in asking questions and discussing different topics with them. People remember those who are most interested in them and what they have to say.

Follow up

After the conference, follow up with any connections you made and review your notes to solidify your learnings. You might send an email to thank someone for a conversation or share an article or resource that relates to a topic you discussed. By staying in touch and continuing the conversation, you'll be able to deepen your relationships and keep the momentum going. If you are worried about loosing people’s business cards, here are some apps to help you keep track of them.

Attending a conference for the first time can be a valuable and rewarding experience if you approach it with the right mindset and preparation. By following our tips mentioned above, you'll be well on your way to excelling at your first conference. Remember that everyone else is there to learn and connect, so don't be afraid to step out of your comfort zone and make the most of the opportunity.

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