The Conference Checklist
Before the Conference
___ Pre-conference Preparation
___ Build your schedule
___ Download session pdfs and notes if available
___ Develop a Plan B
___ Develop 3 questions to find the answers to
___ Pack Business cards
___ Prepare and practice your elevator pitch
___ Hold a pre-conference meeting with other attendees
___ Share contact information
___ Share Information about hotels, travel, etc.
___ Share your 3 questions
___ Practice your elevator pitch
___ Coordinate away-team gatherings and social events
___ Which vendors or people do you want to talk with?
During the Conference
___ Eat meals with other attendees not from your organization
___ Invite other attendees to join you for dinner or sightseeing
___ Execute your conference plan, but be flexible
___ At each session, sit in an appropriate location for your purpose
___ Make notes on speakers and the content of sessions
___ Treat your colleagues with respect. Act appropriately
___ Invite all the Away-Team members to any group event
___ Have fun!
After the Conference
___ Reflect on your experiences and what you learned
___ Hold a Debriefing meeting
___ Share what you learned with others
___ What are the answers to your 3 questions?
___ How many business cards did you snag?
___ How could the conference been better?
___ Did everyone act appropriately?
___ Will you present a session next year?
___ Will you volunteer at the conference next year?