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There are lots of different conferences out there.

There are lots of different conferences out there.

There are lots of different conferences out there.

(OP)
what types of conferences should a mechanical designer attend to start and advance his business???

thank you

RE: There are lots of different conferences out there.

What's you business?  Joining SPE would be worthless for someone specializing in the auto industry.

Regardless of your business, I find that conferences have a really low potential to either start or advance a business--just too many distractions.  I go to a lot of conferences either to present papers, teach short courses, or for my own personal development.  It is amazingly rare for someone to contact me for work because of one of them.

On the other hand getting active in your local chapter of national organizations can lead to work.  Attend every meeting for a year, get to know the people around you, participate in any fund raising they do.  Then when you know the players see about assuming an officer role.  This crap takes time, but it improves your network of people who might be in a position to use your business.

David

RE: There are lots of different conferences out there.

If you use a particular CAD system and there is a user group in the area, attending and participating in meetings may also get your name out.

Peter Stockhausen
Senior Design Analyst (Checker)
Infotech Aerospace Services
www.infotechpr.net

RE: There are lots of different conferences out there.

(OP)
i use solidworks hmm thats a great idea thanks Peter

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