Get the Most Out of the Wellness Summit (Sept. 30 – Oct.1)

The 2013 Employee Health and Wellness Summit is set for September 30 – October 1 in Indianapolis' Crowne Plaza Downtown. It looks to be well-attended, and we hope you can join us. Here are some tips to get the most benefit out of the conference.

  1. Get moving. Take the stairs at convention center or hotel
  2. You don’t have to sit. Find a spot near the back or side of the room and stand during the educational sessions.
  3. Drink lots of water.
  4. Request to see the conference menu in advance.
  5. Ask your conference organizers to provide healthy options during breaks and served meal functions
  6. Invite a fellow attendee to walk with you during a break This will not only allow some great one on one networking, but energize you for the remainder of the day.
  7. Wear comfortable shoes. You will be on your feet more than you think. It’s hard to smile and be your best when your feet hurt.
  8. Wear layers. The temperature in the meeting rooms throughout a conference varies greatly.
  9. Decide what you want to get out of the conference. Your goal may be to gain new skills, network with colleagues, build your contact list, or interact with clients. If you set your objectives before you arrive, you will be in the right mindset and prepared to learn or connect. But be flexible, new opportunities often come from these events.
  10. Be open to learning.  You may be an expert in your field, but that doesn’t mean you can’t pick up something new. And you may be surprised where you learn it.Nuggets of brilliance can happen anywhere – even during a brief conversation on the elevator.
  11. Mark your calendar for two weeks and one month after a conference. Review your notes and make sure you are implementing what you learned and have connected with your new colleagues.
  12. Bring your business cards!