I just recently returned from my first solo overseas conference trip and want to chronicle all of the amazing places I saw and people I met so that the details wont get lost in the sand of time. Feel free to read on if you want to hear about some amazing people and a little bit about my adventure.
I am not a big traveller so I tried not to think of all the scary possibilities when I submitted and abstract to attend the ESA (America). After I was accepted I resorted to denial and avoidance and finally I spent the last month or so freaking out about it and obsessively organising every single detail. I decided that I wanted to make the very most of the experience and get as much bang for my carbon buck as I could. So I searched online for people who might be able to give me insights into my research. Unfortunately, my research is a little hard to describe so my success was a little bit hit and miss. Regardless, I think I made a lot of connections which will be very valuable.
Here’s the plan I came up with: