Aside from key speakers, it is worth considering any additional benefits on offer.
Also consider recurring seminar programs, which are a great way of entering an engaging community of like-minded scholars.
Don’t rely on people you already know, as they will likely abandon you for ‘new’ people.
Now in the third year of my research, I still find conferences quite mysterious, and I suspect that I will continue to do so for some time.
From the surprisingly irrelevant to the unexpectedly essential, conferences offer a diverse range of experiences for the Ph D student.
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