BEFORE: Do your research. Can you get a list from the organizer who's going to
be there? Can you go through that list and find people on LinkedIn that are
interesting you from the list and reach out beforehand so you know there will
be someone there you can talk with and even perhaps have a little mini
DURING: Stay focused on your goal. Do you have a goal? Are you there to meet
a particular type of person or prospect or client? Are you there to meet a lot of
people? Are you there to meet with the organizer? Don't make the mistake of
wasting time idly chatting. Unless that’s your goal.
AFTER: Be proactive and follow-up everybody that you met. Each deserves an
outreach from you either by e-mail, a direct message on social, or some way
other way to let them know that you valued your experience.