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3 Tips to Get the Most Out of Conferences

Conferences can either be a complete waste of time or very productive. Make sure your time at these events is well spent with these three steps.

Countdown to Burning Man: The Do's and Don'ts of Networking at the Festival

Why events focused on the creative arts may be a more effective way to meet other innovators, find inspiration and reconnect with your entrepreneurial soul.

Employees Yearn to Learn. Here's What Employers Can Do to Help.

Training can ensue in a variety of settings short of the college campus.

Where the Real Deals Are Ignited at Conferences -- the Bar

Weary travelers should ward off the impulse to retreat to their hotel room. Instead descend on the lucrative business nexus.

Avoid Wasting Time and Money on Conferences With These 5 Tips

You can still get some valuable networking and learning experiences without attending an event.

5 Essential Tips on How to Get the Most Out of Conferences

Conferences can be either extremely boring or extremely useful. Here are a few tips on making the most of your time at these events.

3 Things You Might be Doing Wrong if Your Tech Conference Flopped

Your company tech conference will be an invaluable marketing opportunity blown if selling is all you plan to do.

Need to Privately Instant Message Your Entire Team at a Conference? Try This Slick App

Serial entrepreneur Scott Gerber says you need this free, ultra-convenient mobile messaging app to seamlessly keep in touch with large groups at events.

Seek Out and Land Speaking Spots to Boost Your Business

Do your research, get your submissions in order, and prepare to do your best.

Get the Most From Conferences, Even on a Startup Budget

The world, and your industry, are bigger than your address book. Conferences are a chance to learn more and maybe get the break you're ready for.

Save Big on Trade Shows, Then Work Your Magic

These events present big opportunities to make connections and develop new partnerships.

Staging the Anti-Conference That Will Pull in Young Entrepreneurs

A confab that drew lots of youthful women in business provides lessons on how to tailor your event to attract millennials.

9 Major Networking No-No's

Networking can open doors to new partnerships, clients and vendors. But if done incorrectly, it can turn people off. Avoid these nine mishaps.

How to Build Your Network Like a Super Connector

Enlarging the circle of potential clients, partners and mentors is a challenge for those not born minglers, but it's possible.

Capturing a Sliver of Your Business Trip for Yourself

A corporate nomad explains her discovery of ways to absorb the amazing places in her travels while still accomplishing her business goals.

At This Business Conference, Roasted Marshmallows Replace Cell Phones

Sonja Rasula was tired of boring business conferences. So, she used her summer camp memories as a launch pad for CAMP, a new kind of networking event for adults.

Put Your Best Foot Forward at Conferences and Trade Shows

Our expert advises a reader about the most effective ways to connect with potential partners and clients at big events.

Delta and LinkedIn Team Up For In-Flight Networking Project

LinkedIn and Delta create partnership to match up mentors and mentees on planes en route to industry events.

Facebook to Hold Its First Developer Conference Since 2011

The conference, to be held in San Francisco on April 30, will focus on the development of mobile apps.

You Know You're a SXSW Attendee When...

Attendees at this Austin conference aren't like any other.

SXSW: The Right (and Wrong) Ways to Get Noticed

Want to stand out at SXSW? Be helpful, interesting and real. With these tips and others, our experts help you make stronger connections at one of the biggest conferences of the year.

For SXSW, Courtyard By Marriott Creates Mini Guestrooms With Millennials in Mind

Marriott is betting these 'pods', which can be booked in 30-minute increments, will help far-flung attendees cope during the crush of SXSW festival.

Tone It Down: 5 Introverted Lessons for Extroverts

Sometimes, it pays to be quiet and reserved. Here are the benefits of not being the center of attention.

How to Survive South By Southwest

A veteran attendee shares his tips on making the most of this tech and networking festival.

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