Gilly Leshed will be sharing some thoughts about how to get the most out of attending a conference.

Attending an academic conference is important for getting to know other people in your academic field and learning about their research, making friends, and can potentially lead to future collaborations and employment. However, attending a conference can be intimidating, especially for introverts. Don't let this hold you back! How to start talking with the "big shots"? How to find what sessions to go to and what to skip? What to do when the conference becomes overwhelming? Come learn some tips and techniques for maximizing what you get out of attending an academic conference: what to do before, during, and after the conference. 

The presentation will focus on a large conference, e.g., CHI, but will touch on other conferences as well. Those who have attended conferences in the past are welcome to come and share their experiences and thoughts.

Snacks will be provided. Please note that this week only, we'll be in Gates 203.