New places, new faces, new knowledge. Conferences can greatly enrich a professional's life. But at the same time, these trips can be overwhelming-if you don't know how to navigate your way through the planning and preparation. But following some basic principles can ensure that you have an enjoyable experience enhancing your career.
After you've looked for and found the perfect conference to attend (check out the latest Conference Calendar in the Laboratory Directories section of www.advanceweb.com/MLP for some end-of-the-year ideas) and have registered, where do you go next? Start thinking of all the necessary elements of your conference experience: How are you getting to the conference? Where will you be staying while at the conference? What will you be doing at the conference?
Read on for some basic travel tips and principles can ensure you have an enjoyable experience.