How to make the most of conferences: Opinion

September 22, 2021
In a recent article from The Chronicle of Higher Ed, Thomas J Tobin discusses techniques academics can use to make the most of academic conferences. The author provides advice to help academics make the most of their time at a conference. Tobin recommends that academics prepare for a conference by taking steps such as clearing their schedules, deciding on a flexible schedule, and doing pre-networking. Conference attendees are also encouraged to participate appropriately in Q&A, take notes, and know how to gracefully speak up when a colleague says something offensive. Tobin also provides tips on self-care, connecting with others, and what not to do at a conference. The Chronicle of Higher Ed (Editorial)