Work your networking magic at Third Coast Conference!

Third Coast Conference is a mere two days away and while everyone’s excited for the excellent panels and events, we know you might also be wringing your hands about the networking part of it all.

Not everyone can walk into a room and strike conversations on the fly. It can be difficult. It can be scary. We’ve gathered articles, webinars, speeches, and other resources to help you prepare for this upcoming conference and any other you might have on your radar. Read on to unlock your networking prowess. Already a pro? Brush up with some fresh tips!

“AIR Presents: Managing the Art of the Conference,”—a webinar with 2016 New Voice Captain and 2014 New Voice Scholar Emily Kwong.

“Networking really isn’t the worst,”—an article by 2014 New Voices Captain and 2012 New Voices Scholar Anthony Martinez.

“How not to network,”—a Medium post by Farahnaz Mohammed of

“#1 Networking tip: Croissants vs. bagels,”—a blog post by producer and “Art of the Schmooze” founder, Robbie Samuels.

“Preaching To Myself: Five heretical sermons in five minutes,”—a speech about being your best creative self, given by Transom’s Jay Allison at the 2016 Third Coast Conference.

“Networking advice for young minorities,”—a radio piece from Minnesota Public Radio.

“11 great lines to start networking conversations,”—an article from Business Woman Media.

Third Coast Switchboard—for all your logistical needs!

Third Coast Conference Overview. (Don’t miss AIR’s Bitchin’ Pitchin’ Panel!)