Poll: What is the greatest benefit of attending a professional association conference?
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Mar 31, 2011

This forum topic is for the discussion of the poll question "What is the greatest benefit of attending a professional association conference?".

This poll was originally submitted by Renate Cisne. View the poll results »


Adnan Özdemir  Identity Verified
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Member (2007)
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Getting contact... Mar 31, 2011

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Anadolu'dan selamlar
Saludos desde Anatolia


neilmac  Identity Verified
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Other Mar 31, 2011

There might be free nibbles...


Noni Gilbert  Identity Verified
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Moral support Mar 31, 2011

The technical knowledge you may acquire, the legislation you may learn about, the techniques you may find out about - all wonderful, but above all, for freelancers, and for small businesses, the moral support to be gained from talking to the many others in a very similar position to your own is irreplaceable.

So, do go to these events if you possibly can - even though it seems expensive to travel, to pay for accommodation, to pay for meals, and in terms of time - because you come back feeling much better (especially if you can even think you are doing better than some of the people you meet, hee hee).



Mary Worby  Identity Verified
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Local time: 20:37
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Mmmm ... Mar 31, 2011

neilmac wrote:

There might be free nibbles...

I may have to reconsider my non-attendance of conferences thus far!


Adam Jarczyk  Identity Verified
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I think we had a similar poll recently... Mar 31, 2011

... where I replied as follows:


Kind regards,

Adam Jarczyk


Michael Harris  Identity Verified
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Member (2006)
German to English
networking Apr 1, 2011

!! and meeting interesting people in person


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