10 Reasons You Learn More at Conferences Than in the Office

October 8, 2015
By Meetings Mean Business

 

If you’ve ever spent time at conferences, you know that they allow for better networking, conversations and relationship-building than spending the day in the office. The opportunity to meet new people, engage with industry experts and learn about the latest trends and technologies allows you to go back to work more knowledgeable, inspired and ready to apply what you’ve learned.

Here are the Top 10 Reasons You Learn More at Conferences than in the Office:

1. You’re able to meet people face-to-face and form bonds you wouldn’t over the phone or email… 


 

2. You get to meet people outside of your own industry and learn about what they do…


 

3. You’re able to get to know people on a more personal level that wouldn’t be possible in the office…


 

4. The mix of presentations, panels and interactive activities better informs your understanding of the subject matter…


 

5. You get to learn about your industry’s latest trends and tools so you can go back to work and start applying them…


 

6. You can learn from and interact with industry experts and validators in a more tangible way…


 

7. You’re able to improve your networking skills, which is invaluable in future business pursuits…


 

8. You can ask and get answers to your questions in real time, unlike waiting for an email response or a return phone call…


 

9. You can hold smarter, deeper and more engaging conversations when everyone is in the same room…


 

10. Conferences offer a valuable return on investment not only for you, but for your company, thanks to the new skills you’ll bring back with you to the office…