Few would argue that milling about at coffee breaks or walking endless aisles of eager exhibitors are the most efficient ways of networking. Yet that's the business model. Lanyards around our necks, business cards at the ready, we work the sessions, the booths, the breaks, the dinners because — as they always say — one good connection at a meeting makes the whole thing worthwhile.
One good connection? Event organizers and attendees accept this crusty proposition because, well,