Many people have a tendency to sit in meetings and at meals with others they know. I suggest you do the opposite. Take advantage of the opportunity to network with the large amount of people you have never met. I always made sure that I did not sit with anyone I knew and did not sit with the same person more than once. By the end of the conference, I met and learned from so many people and also really enjoyed being able to help them as well.
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