Tips for attending conferences

On the run-up to the IA Summit, and conference season in general the ever clever Scott Berkun has set pen to paper to give us How to get the most out of conferences

Of particular note to conference organizers, and especially academic/research conferences - the most value is in networked, informal, interstitial relationships and groups that form between the main sessions. SIGs and such are one attempt to support those connections, but are often second-class citizens. They shouldn't be.