Out & About
When you leave the conference, remember to take your name badge off. There is safety in numbers, so always find a buddy to walk with if you are going out for a night on the town. Avoid dark alleys or deserted areas.
At the Conference
Be aware of the locations of emergency exits. Don’t leave purses and laptops unattended. If the conference requests emergency contact information or has a place in your conference materials to include emergency medical information, please fill it out.
Make sure you label your luggage inside and out. One of the main reasons airlines have trouble getting lost luggage back to its owner is that the outside tag has fallen off. It doesn’t hurt to take a photo of your luggage so you don’t have to work so hard to remember what it looks like if you have to describe it to the agent. Put laptops under the seat and not in the overhead compartment where they can easily be damaged or stolen.