Networking at a conference is easier than you think–even if you are shy or don’t enjoy participating in networking. The benefits from networking in a conference environment are immense such as meeting new people who can give you new research, product, or information leads that will open up new possibilities for you, so it pays to keep your mind focused on these rather than worrying about putting a foot wrong.

via How to Network at a Conference: 9 steps (with pictures) – wikiHow.