I want to go to a conference. Very, very badly.
It's been some time since I've met my scientific brethren to talk, dine, listen, exchange ideas, and play random pickup sports.
I miss you all terribly!
|I've never actually been on one.* Would love it.|
Tiny companies? No travel budget. No conferencing. Do not pass Go, don't collect that per diem.
It's a Catch-22 of sorts - Without conferencing, you don't meet new folks who could potentially get you the kind of jobs that would send you to conferences. Rinse, repeat.
So, dear readers, I'm wondering: Does anyone know of industry awards one can apply for for travel / registration assistance? I'm aware of ACS' Young Investigator Symposium, and I think some industry-types get invited to Lindau.
Help me think of a few more?
*To clarify, I've never been on an Airbus, or flown to a posh international destination. I've certainly been on planes enough, see: job search.