Convention is whatever you want it to be. If you don’t put yourself out there and do things that may not be exactly your speed, then it will be a long week.  You have to actually get out of your hotel room and explore, make new friends, be kind.  I had one person from the floor above us yell down and ask us where we were from and soon he was on our floor just talking with us!

And finally, do seminars that you might not think are the coolest or most enjoyable, because that may be the one that makes you a better person!