January 14, 2021

Tips for Attending Virtual Conferences

Tips for Attending Virtual Conferences

  • Embrace it, get excited about online learning. All too often we hear, “Online isn’t as effective as in person!”. But in actuality, you can learn even more. Online live learning gives you the ability to ask questions and interact and then return to recordings to catch what you may have missed earlier.
  • Know the technology ahead of time. Luckily ASAS uses the same technology at all of our virtual meetings which the lime stream sessions take place via a Zoom plug-in, which we have all perfected over the last year.
  • Eliminate distractions. Block off your attendance as if you are away from home at the meeting.
  • Pay attention to the live scheduling.
  • Let others in your home know that you are “at a meeting”, so technically not at home!
  • Build in snack and meal times!
  • Take advantage of social and networking events.
  • Take notes on paper. Your screen time will already be through the roof, taking notes on paper will help you pay attention to the meeting versus suddenly surfing through social media!
  • Set up virtual 1:1s, we all go to meetings to network, create artificial “hallway” opportunities.
  • Wear pants!