October 3rd, 2012
Reasons to Attend a Conference
Reasons to Attend a Conference
This question buzzed me a lot while compiling research for one of my blogs. How difficult it is to equip yourself with the most updated information. Although we are living in a world of advancement and technology where you are just “one-click away” to get the most accurate version of your desired research but believe me, it is not as easy as it sounds though. Have you wondered how these scholars and professors gather their data, present their analysis, configure their values which are solely based on the facts and figures? Let me tell you, research needs a thorough study and this study should be authentically proven worldwide.
In this era of distance learning, the physical approach of “run to learn” is not deniable. You can access only the limited information through the internet and several webinars, but the direct interaction with the researcher gives you plenty of information needed. There are several educational as well as social benefits of attending an event or a conference directly, which led you to the answer of the question above. Among those, one of the biggest reason of attending a conference is expanding the area of your research by connecting with like-minded people. However, the availability of the most secure place to attend a conference is highly debatable. You would find a plenty of offers every now and then in your e-mail or through a search engine by various companies offering worldwide events, but not all are doing legit businesses. To answer the question, “how to choose an authentic conference company?” need another blog.
Before moving further, let me share the top reasons why to attend a conference and clarify the reason to leave the comfort of your home.
Here are those reasons to attend a conference of your choice:
- Equip yourself with the latest and advanced research in your particular field of study:
It may sound time-taking to look for a conference online, pack up, and move. We know that we are now living in a world where the concept of study and research is changing at every minute so compiling your research based on your previous findings may lead you to the failed study. It is important to equip yourself with the most advanced and authentic information. In a conference, you are given a chance to meet with some renowned scholars and researchers and get benefitted from their knowledge and ideas. A conference gives you an opportunity to expand your knowledge and find the solution to the problems you are facing in your research. You can also have a chance to ask questions directly and get answers to your queries right away. It, on the other hand, saves time and minimizes the risk of misconceptions.
- Give insight into your research from the renowned scholars and intellects:
There is a quote by a famous scholar, “Recognize that every interaction you have is an opportunity to make a positive impact on others.” The conferences are a better place to meet people of similar opinions. These places give you a chance to interact with them and build a network of compatible personalities. You can share your idea and get thoughtful opinions of other scholars. It is undoubtedly a better chance to avail even if it is far away and globally the technology has made it easy to move to a place even if you are living in Asia and has a conference coming up in any city of Europe. You can access information, connect with organizers, and get your seat booked.
- Open new doors to opportunity and help you explore the avenues for your research:
Many students who are involved in thesis or research writing face difficulties in where and how to publish their first-ever study. Often the newbies are looking for people who support and guide them in the right direction. For all those students and new researchers, attending a conference is a gateway to a bundle of opportunities awaiting to explore. There are many websites but only a few who are diligently serving the best reasons for all the researchers, students, and scholars. You need to just find out the best one for you. As previously said, these conferences help you build a network that is notably a worthwhile decision to make.
- To present your ideas and research:
One of the best reasons for attending a conference is to share and present your idea of research and sometimes it needs to be publically known. The presentation gives you confidence and power. When you present your idea, people ask many questions and make you think the other perspective of your research which we have often ignored. The feedback that you get at a conference is always worthy. It gives you new insight into your current study. Hence, conferences are a better place to share ideas without the fear of copying and stealing research by other researchers.
- Position yourself as an expert:
As a researcher or a fellow, if you need to stand out from the rest, you need to articulate yourself with all the modern tools and technology that the new studies are following. The spokesperson of a conference presents his authentic research based on the facts and figures. He often clears the general misconceptions and ambiguity about the study and gives his point of view. This eliminates the flaws and mistakes of our research. Moreover, regardless of who you are, a CEO, a researcher, or a student, you can interact with anyone in the conference hall or at a meal session and build a connection. This impacts greatly on your professional career and if you are attending a global conference, this will boost you up professionally.
All the above reasons are valid enough to motivate you to attend a conference. Conferences are not only helpful from a research point of view, but there are plenty of benefits beyond it. These are my top 5 reasons to grab an opportunity to explore knowledge and experience the pros of attending a conference.