10 Tips for Attending an Academic Conference from REL Majors

This past weekend a group of REL faculty and majors traveled down I-20 to Atlanta to attend the Southeastern Commission for the Study of Religion (SECSOR), the regional meeting of the American Academy of Religion. Through the magic of Twitter, here is a list of tips for the next time you attend an academic conference.

1. Be prepared for the trip.

2.  Let everyone know you’ve arrived.

3. Work the registration desk to make friends.

4. Get a name tag.

5.  Do some (social) networking.



6. Present a paper.

..but remember to stay cool.

7. Ask questions at panels.


8. Enjoy a meal with friends.

9. Take advantage of the hotel amenities. 


10. Get some rest on the way home.

We’re really proud of how well these folks represented REL in ATL!