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Why Conferences Are Essential for Your Professional Development, Plus 13 Tips to Read Before You Attend

Conferences are a fantastic way to meet with people who have similar interests as you. Conferences that focus on professional training and development can be highly beneficial as attendees are given the opportunity learn more about their industries, give and receive feedback on research, set goals, and grow a vibrant network of peers and associates. With many conferences returning to in-person attendance, we have a few tips for making the most of your conference experience.