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Person taking notes while watching a virtual conference How to Make the Most of a Virtual Conference

Many conferences are moving to a virtual format. If you haven’t attended an event remotely before, you may be wondering how you can make the most of it. While it is different from going to a conference in person, there are still many opportunities for value. Here's how to best take advantage of a virtual conference.

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Kelly McGee
People raising their hands at a conference How to Make the Most of Your Conference Experience

You researched the conference you want to attend and gained approval to go—now what? These tips will ensure you make the most of your conference experience, from planning who and what you want to see while you're there, to starting to network ahead of time, to making sure you bring back the most valuable information.

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Allison Scholz
People attending a software conference Agile Tips to Make the Most of Conferences

Time spent at a conference is precious, so you should make sure there is a return on that investment. What better way than to leverage agile ideas? Here are a few tips based on the principles behind the Agile Manifesto—embrace change, collaborate with others, and more—for making the most of attending a conference.

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Jeffery Payne
Smiling woman attending a software conference 4 Tips for Convincing Your Boss to Send You to a Conference

You’ve found the industry conference you want to attend. You know the content at the event is going to help you grow your skills, and in your mind, the capital and time expenditure is clearly justified. So why is it not that easy to get your boss to agree? Here are four tips for convincing your boss to send you.

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Stasi Richmond
People attending a talk at the Agile Dev, Better Software & DevOps West conference Lessons Learned at the Agile Dev, Better Software & DevOps West Conference

The Agile Dev, Better Software & DevOps West conference was held in Las Vegas in early June. Coveros technical manager Gene Gotimer was a speaker at the event, but he also attended as a delegate, getting to experience the keynotes, sessions, Expo, and other parts of the software conference. Here are his takeaways.

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Gene Gotimer
People listening to a conference speaker 5 Strategies to Get Approval to Attend a Conference

Your organization isn’t in business to send you to trade shows, seminars, and fun-in-the-sun conferences. There has to be a solid business reason for you to attend, and you’ll improve the odds of getting the OK to go if you can make a comprehensive justification for going. Here are five things to focus on.

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Naomi Karten
Conference 10 Strategies to Get the Most out of Attending a Conference

Any time you get the opportunity to attend a conference, think of it as a chance to learn and bring some new ideas back to your team and company. It’s important to be intentional as you prepare and to know what you want to achieve. Here are ten strategies—and a worksheet—to help you get the most out of the experience.

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Greg Paskal
STAREAST Receives Glowing Reviews from This Year’s Attendees

TechWell pours hundreds of hours into STAREAST each year, and for the most recent conference, we saw a medley of interesting articles appear afterward written by happy attendees and vendors who represented their companies at the Orlando-based event.

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Josiah Renaudin