Things to do when attending a meeting
(Beside listening to talks and posters)
- Go to their posters.
- Hang around the poster area
in your field. This is where everyone in your field hangs out.
- Hang out with your supervisor.
Get your supervisor to introduce you to
Visit local labs in your field.
Often have open houses (with free beer!)
- The WEB is good source of names and addresses.
- The Neuroscience address book has an index in the back, listing
neuroscientists by city. Use it to locate neuroscientists in your field. Phone them up and
arrange a short visit during or after the meeting.
Think ahead to your next career step.
- If you are looking for labs for your next career step,
go to their posters.
- Ask the graduate students and post doctoral fellow what
things are like.
- Arrange to have coffee/dinner.
Plan to take a break or two.
- Rent a car and enjoy the sites.
- Plan what to see by getting a few travel brochures.
Avoid spending all of your time with people
from back home.
- This may feel more comfortable, but you miss out on making new friends.
Remember the three reasons for going to a meeting: information,
inspiration, & interaction.
- Make sure you get a bit of each.
Copyright © 1995
Department of Physiology and Pharmacology
University of Western Ontario
London Ontario Canada
Created 28 Sept 1995
10 January 2007