Conference Travel Checklist

  • Poster in poster tube if you will present a poster (note: this counts as a carry on)
  • USB where your talk is stored if you are giving a talk
  • Address of your hotel and the conference venue
  • List of people you intend to introduce yourself to at the conference
  • List of economical restaurants near the conference venue
  • List of nice/expensive restaurants (for the one night you want to spoil yourself)
  • List of places nearby that you want to see. In case you have some time to tour the city.
  • One change of clothing for each conference day. Sometimes you can recycle some clothing (a pair of pants or a sports coat). Packing light is key! One extra change is ok, just in case, and maybe an extra pair of comfy shoes (because you will be walking a lot)
  • Granola bars (to keep you going through the long days)
  • Water bottle (to keep hydrated)
  • Cell phone and cell phone charger to contact colleagues for lunch/dinner plans (I always forget my charger!)