In today’s fast-changing world, attending a conference has become a “must” to survive in an academic discipline or in your industry. Many academics and professionals have become aware of this fact as the number of conferences and participants increase dramatically. Being active in your field can bring with it many benefits. There is power in being connected to other people who are active in your line of work. Many people think that joining the organization is enough, but to capitalize on the return on your investment you need to be engaged and participate in the meetings and conferences.