Try not to ambush people while they are making coffee.
Try also to avoid unwittingly striking up conversation with a keynote speaker or ‘celebrity’ academic whose face you do not know – particularly if they were expecting to be recognized by all.
Now in the third year of my research, I still find conferences quite mysterious, and I suspect that I will continue to do so for some time.
From the surprisingly irrelevant to the unexpectedly essential, conferences offer a diverse range of experiences for the Ph D student.
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