Benefits of attending a virtual conference include finding a new job, recruiting skilled people and gaining continuing education credits.
Attending a virtual event dramatically enhances both your professional and personal development, as well as providing you with tools and skills which you cannot be taught in-house or online. The focused nature of learning at a conference allows you to dig deeper with the understanding of your topic of interest.
1. You will network with peers and thought leaders
Grow your global network with like minded people and industry peers. Bringing together people from different geographical areas who share a common purpose for transformation, this is a great way to meet new people in your field, together with people from a wide range of backgrounds, whom you may not encounter at your home, workplace or institution. Build your professional network, get noticed via your contributions in audience participation comments and meet people whom you haven’t connected with in a while.
2. You will expand your knowledge and find solutions to your problems
You will engage with thought leaders and exciting new developments in your field. These could be new techniques, new types of equipment, unpublished data, or learning from industry leaders whom you may not have been to reach up until now. You will get the opportunity to talk to these people one-on-oneabout what they are working on, and they may even give you advice on “how” to enhance your own work. You have the opportunity to ask presenters questions about their work and the rationale behind it – which you can’t do when reading journal articles.
3. Learning beyond your field of interest
Learn things outside your field, about other areas of research in your discipline during the many sessions for professional development and career advice. Attendees are united by common goals of information sharing and coming together to ensure sustainable transformation.
Other benefits of attending a virtual conference include finding a new job, recruiting skilled people and gaining continuing education credits.