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Topic Tuesday: Conference Must Haves

Mary Ramirez Community Leader Apr 09, 2019

Hi everyone, 

Coming to you live from the Atlassian Summit in Las Vegas! Day 2 for me here and I've been thinking about items I should have packed on my trip. Today I saw a fellow Atlassian grab an extension cable from his bag. He was sitting far from an outlet and needed to charge his laptop. I just thought "Wow, that was genius!"

So I ask the group, what are your conference must haves? What do you pack or do to make your conference experience easier?

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Brant Schroeder Community Leader Apr 09, 2019

Advil or Aleve 

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Mary Ramirez Community Leader Apr 09, 2019

I'd say a long sleeve or sweater! Sometimes the AC is on way too high. 

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Howard Eberhart Community Leader Apr 24, 2019

I was very happy to have my AUG Leader sweatshirt from 2017 for that exact reason!

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FUN MAN ANDY Community Leader Apr 10, 2019

Great travel topic... especially for Summit!

Extension cable!
That is definitely one of my top fives - I never go away (holiday/business/conferences) without my Cube.
1.5 m (59 inches) in length, has 4 sockets and 2 USB slots! Great way to make new acquaintances for obvious reasons 😜🌠


Here's my top 5 for conferences 🔝:
1 - BIG water bottle & healthy snacks
2 - A5 Notepad and favourite pencil case
3 - The Cube
4 - Comfy sneakers for lots of walking
5 - Business Cards

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Mary Ramirez Community Leader Apr 25, 2019

Coming back to this:

-Comfortable shoes
-Battery pack for my phone
-Sweater or long sleeve for super ac'd rooms.
-Bar of soap (there's crappy soap in hotels)
-water bottle
-extra space in my baggage for swag
-business cards for networking

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I always bring:

  • Dongle for adapting my laptop to a variety of projectors
  • Hard copy of any presentation I'm giving (in case of tech failure)
  • Laser pointer
  • gum/hard candy/mints (comes in handy for dry mouth, fresh breath, or wiggly kids on a plane)
  • USB thumb drive 
  • Ear bud-style-headphones (in case I need some "alone" time)
  • Portable battery charger
  • Something to make me easy to find (bright scarf, hat, pin, clothing, sweater, something)
  • Something fun to share with others (game, conversation starters, funny pictures, etc)
  • Emergency kit (with sewing, band-aids, glasses screws, clear nail polish, Bactine).
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