Here are my goals:
1) Take in the experience – I want to attend as many sessions as I can. I want to check out the trad-show and meet some of the exhibitors that I have highlighted in my program.
2) I want to connect with great people through introductions, asking questions and listening to conversations first-hand.
3) There are certain parties here who could help take myself and our company to a better level, I want to find people who are smarter than me.
4) I want to listen to the College Crowd. What are their interests? What do the best and the brightest talk about? What innovative ideas do they have?
Finally – I want less of me and more of everyone else. If someone wants to hear my story, I will tell it, but today is a huge learning day for me being a first-timer. I want to appear confident, but act in a very humble manner.
How do you approach conferences? Do you have a game plan? I have found if I have my thoughts in order, I will be looking for a successful day.