The fall conference season is upon us. I find that I am most energized by conferences where I go in with a plan and take some time to think about my goals in advance of the event. On the other hand, when you don’t plan ahead and just show up at the event, you can miss out on some great opportunities. Sometimes it’s too late once you’re on the ground to make a schedule change. Here’s what we suggest for pre-conference planning, as well as on-site and beyond.