The University of Nebraska – Lincoln Graduate Connections April 2010 newsletter outlines tips for graduate students to get "the most out of a research conference" (tips begin on page 4). Though attending conferences can be costly, the benefits greatly outweigh the financial burden, according the to UNL article; plus, students can always opt to purchase travel tickets months ahead of a conference and share a room with a colleague to abate costs.

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