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Convention rookies: don't get overwhelmed

With so much to choose from, first-timers who attend the IHRSA Annual International Convention & Trade Show will get plenty out of the experience.

The problem is the words “so much.” What seems like endless educational sessions, keynote speakers, trade show booths, roundtables, networking events, special events and more can cause the most fit person into someone who feels like a couple squats or running 10 minutes on the treadmill is like doing the Ironman Triathlon. 

For convention-goers, especially rookies, the awe of it all can cause you to deter from your intended plan of attack. But you will still come out with a lot more take-home information they than imagined. But much more exhausted, too.

Read on for more on Convention first-timers.

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