Encourage students to use the buddy system when attending a CS conference with a large group to ensure all students are accounted for.

  • To implement the buddy system, instruct pairs of students to stick together throughout the entire conference.
    • This way, pairs of students are responsible for one another’s safety at all times.
  • Make an announcement in which you point out students in your group who have already attended a similar conference so that less experienced students know which peers to ask for help.

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External Source

"Preparing Undergraduates to Make the Most of Attending CS Conferences" by Janet Davis, Christine Alvarado, Miranda Parker, and Jennelle Nystrom.