CONFERENCE ATTENDING ADVICE….Dan Drezner offers some advice today on attending political science conferences, and then asks:
Does this apply to non-poli sci conferences?–ed. My hunch is yes, but having never attended other ones, I won’t swear to it.
Well, I’ve attended plenty of tech conferences and I’d say his advice holds up pretty well. The main change I’d make is to move his point #5 up to #1 and then bold it and put it in italics.
Oh, and on point #2, I’d say just the opposite: drink lots of fluids so that you have to go to the bathroom frequently. At least it gets you off the floor once in a while.
So, um, anyway, it’s true that I never thought much of all those tech conferences I had to go to. How could you tell?