Selectivity is the key
When you attend a conference, you have to research about it, do not attend something you see because it looks good. Research about the speakers and what they have already done and the things they have achieved so you will be able to see if they have a lot of things to teach you and the like. You should not waste your money and your time wondering about things like that in the process. Always take the time to evaluate the things that will be taught to you so you can weigh its importance.
Check the attendee’s list
Another thing that you may want to take note of is to avoid events that are always filled with attendees that are of the same line as you do or your biggest competitors although this would be expected if it is a big event. However, also try to attend events where you do not see them so that you will have some advantages over them as well, in a sense.
Attending online is okay
Now, if you are stressed because the conference is going to happen on the same day when you have some scheduling issue or budget issue, you might want to understand that it is okay just to attend it online as most of the conferences provides online streaming.