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Quick Tips for Attending #TCEA2016

 

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It’s the most wonderful time of the year!  TCEA is here!  Before you go, here are a few tips to help you be prepared.

 

Take a backpack, not a purse– No fashion bags or briefcases here.  You are carrying lots of equipment while walking at least 10,000 steps. (Wear your fitbit!)

 

Bring comfort– water bottle, snacks, jacket, tennis shoes, and ibuprofen. You will be walking a lot, this is not a fashion show.  Leave the dress clothes to the presenters.

 

Cash & extra cash– cash is faster.  Extra cash for parking.

 

Charge, charge, baby– not only should you bring a fully charged device, but bring an extra portable charger for your cell phone.  Don’t forget your power cord.  It is hard to find an empty outlet at times, arrive to a session early and find the seat near the outlet- it’s a prized position.

 

Bring Google with you– Notes for Google Drive is a great extension to have loaded for this week.  The notes stay on your browser bar, to be accessed whenever needed. Note Anywhere is another great extension that allows you to add sticky notes to the website, not the desktop.  

Download the apps– the TCEA app and the Cap Metro app are handy to have.

 

Business cards for networking.

 

Hotspot– If your phone plan comes with this feature, figure it out before you come.  The wifi is often overwhelmed.
Join in the Twitter fun at #TCEA2016.  Share your learning and find networking events.

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