The Learner’s Conference Checklist:
Word of the Week – Engagement
One of the most common goals for conference attendees is to simply soak up as much information as possible. This goal can come with a few secondary goals:
- Bring knowledge back to your team
- Better yourself and become a more valuable asset to your team
- Generally gain awareness about a particular industry or
The checklist below contains some of the most important points to remember if you’re attending a conference primarily to learn.
Before the Conference:
Come with a list of questions you’d like to find answers for.
Based on those questions and the conference materials, determine which sessions you would like to attend, and which speakers and attendees you’d like to talk with.
Add your session schedule to your calendar or use the CUE Conference app to save your schedule.
Bring a team (or buddy) so you can tag-team overlapping sessions.
During the Conference:
Write down at least one key take-away from each session or conversation.
Actively participate in sessions and conversations so the information really sinks in.
Make sure each team member (or friend) takes helpful notes that help answer your list of questions.
After the Conference:
Separate wisdom from action. Come back to work with answers to all of your questions and create a list of actionable next steps.
Share what you learned with your team or company. You may do this by putting together a presentation or writing a blog post.
Use the app or social media to post interesting observations during the event using the hashtag #CUE40