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WHAT TO LOOK FOR
WHEN PLANNING TO ATTEND
A CONFERENCE

by
Charene T. Thornton


In today's fast paced information oriented society, the use of conferences is more prevalent then ever. On any given day throughout the calendar year, there are conferences available for a vast variety of educational and enlightening experiences.

A conference is the excellent vehicle for getting mass groups of people together who have a common goal. Such events are great places to network and build excellent business relationships.

The cost of a good conference may range from hundreds of dollars to thousands of dollars, proving information in relation to Religion, Finances, Business, Education, and Cultural issues. A large or well-established conferences tends to offer very diverse curriculum including separate sessions and seminars discussing many facets related to the actual conference purpose and mission.

There are three main factors that should be weighed when determining which conferences to attend:

Information - Information is the key factor in attending a conference. There is a vast ability to absorb a plethora of information in a short span of time.

Cost - When weighing the cost of a conference do your research. There may be a similar event offered at a lower cost, proving to be as beneficial.

Location - The location of the conference in relation to where you reside is also very important. This particular factor can also be included in the cost category. It is cost efficient to review the projected schedule for addition locations, if available, which are convenient in regard to travel time and expenses.

Plan on attending a conference well in advance and research the sessions and/or seminars that are offered during the event. Examining the above-mentioned factors will undoubtedly allow you to make the best of your conference experience.

Charene T. Thornton, born in Tallahassee Florida, presently residing in Dayton, OH. Attending the University of Dayton with a major in Information Systems and minor in Communication.

Presently working as in the Market Research of Cox Ohio publishing a division of Cox Enterprises. Freelance and fiction writer, web-mistress (zedivaswisdom.com) poet, and aspiring author. Presently doing revisions on debut novel involving romance, intrigue, and suspense.