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Conferences = Benefits for the Employee and the Company

I was talking with a friend who tells me his company has stopped reimbursing for attendance at conferences and for fees for participation in professional memberships and communities of practice. When I asked their reason, he noted, “The company doesn’t see the value to supporting such things. My boss told me the company can’t continue […]

What Do You Get Out of Attending Conferences?

I was speaking with a friend the other day who was trying to decide whether or not to go to yet another conference. Money wasn’t the issue – her company paid for her attendance. She wanted my thoughts on conferences I attend since I have my own business and therefore pay for my own attendance. […]