AASL Post: How to Make a Game Plan for Your Next Conference
Click on over to AASL Knowledge Quest to read the full post, or scroll down to get the summary:
Going to a national conference can be exciting and thrilling. Unfortunately, it can also be overwhelming and exhausting. I’ve been to ISTE three times, AASL once, and FETC seven times, so I’ve had to time to work on my conference game. Trust me, if you plan ahead, you can make your conference experience SO much better.
I LOVE going to conferences, and I’ve been lucky to get to go to a lot of them. My first couple times, I was woefully unprepared, hungry and dehydrated all the time, and went to WAY more sessions than my brain could handle. Learn from my mistakes.
In my post over on AASL Knowledge Quest, I share lessons I’ve from attending major conferences. Whether your next one is as big as ISTE or ALA, or is a smaller local state event, these tips can help you to have a much better experience.
Click on over to learn about why you should:
- Plan out your schedule
- Let go of FOMO
- Know your transportation options
- Stay hydrated and fueled
- Suck it up and wear a backpack
- Embrace serendipity
And if you want to check out some similar posts I’ve written, click over to these:
- The Best Stuff to Pack for Big Conferences
- 10 Tips for Surviving and Thriving at Conferences
- 3 Reasons Why You Need to Attend Your State Conference