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Why Attend Networking Conferences in 2024?

Networking conferences are rising in popularity, so it may be difficult to find the one that perfectly matches your needs.

How to Identify the Right Networking Conference

The very first question you should ask yourself is: “What am I looking to get out of a networking conference?” If your primary goal is to advance your academic career, look for a computer networking conference that offers publication opportunities and submit your abstract. If you are more interested in the learning opportunities, we recommend looking for an international event as those offer a larger pool of perspectives and experiences. Finally, if networking is your goal, look at the track record of an event and its speaker board to get an idea of the types of professionals that will be in attendance.

Then, decide whether you’d like to travel to the conference location or if you prefer to attend one from the comfort of your home or office. While some events offer only in-person or virtual attendance, many offer a hybrid model, allowing both types of participation.

Finally, carefully read through the topics that will be covered by the event. Computer Networking conferences vary in scope – some maintain a narrow focus on a sub-field, while others weave in the subject into a larger context and associated fields. If you are looking to deepen your knowledge, the former category of events is the best fit. If, on the other hand, you are interested in taking the topic of your research out of a silo and look at it from a new perspective, the latter category of events will be beneficial for your professional growth.

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