Making the most out of a conference can take some planning ahead. Southern Fried Science's David Shiffman offers a number of tips and tricks aimed at graduate students having a good conference, starting with going to one. "Few graduate students attend as many conferences as I do, but entirely too many don't attend any conferences.

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