You might be wondering why in this age of information where anybody can learn about their favorite topic of interest right from the comfort of their own home, why attending an international conference is still advantageous. The simplest answer is that there are some things that one simply cannot learn online on a computer or gadget. Listed below in detail are the many ways in which attending an international conference can have a tremendous positive impact on your career and work.
- Regaining the Initial fervour and Passion That You Had
Very often, researchers, scientists, and academicians find that they no longer have the same love for their subject and work that they did when they first began. Gradually over the years, many of these researchers begin to forget how much their work really means to them because of several factors including discouragements, lack of results, lack of funding, etc. A number of such researchers have found that by attending an international conference and learning new things as well as meeting new people, they have been somehow become inspired and have managed to regain the “beginner’s passion” that they once had about their work.
- Face To Face Meetings with Influencers
Even if you do somehow manage to connect with top influencers in your field via social media, nothing can live up to a face-to-face discussion with someone whom you look up to in the industry or an influencer. Technology with all its advances still cannot replicate the magic of a face-to-face meeting. There are some things that just cannot be said over a video call or conference with an influence who draw inspiration from. By meeting a person face-to-face you get the measure of that person, otherwise impossible over a text, voice or video conversation.
- Get Up-To-Date On the Latest Industry Trends
An important of a researcher’s career is to stay up-to-date with all the advances and developments in their respective fields. Getting to know about such developments and breakthroughs can prove to be incredibly beneficial to your own line of research, even though they might be completely unconnected. A number of veteran researchers have attested to the fact that they have managed to come up with solutions to their own research after learning about how someone else solved a completely unrelated problem.
- Crucial Networking
Although your new company or research work might be in the works and not completed yet, you might want to make some serious industry connections that are guaranteed to be a benefit sooner or later. Making a connection with someone in the industry over a coffee break, during lunch or during pauses at an international conference is one of the best ways to network. In fact, most attendees at international conference are there for the sole purpose of making valuable connections with key members in the industry.
- Awareness of All the Latest Tools
International conferences are often where a lot of companies choose to advertise or spread awareness of their products and tools. A researcher who is aware of the existence of these new tools can now choose to shift to more productive and reliable methods of performing their research, than someone who has no idea about their existence and is continuing to use old and outdated tools that yield unsatisfactory results.
- Connecting With Peers
Any researcher, scientist or academician worth their salt will tell you that being positive plays a crucial role in the long-term success of your work. Very often being positive is easier said than done. That is why it is highly recommended that researchers, who are in a rut with respect to their research and work, attend international conferences where they will get to meet like-minded people who are undertaking the same journey as them. Connecting and talking to such people can give you an idea of how they solved problems that you are currently facing or even how not to commit the same mistakes as they did.
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