Whether you attend the Midwinter Meeting for the scientific program or the commercial exhibition (SHOPPING!) You can’t avoid the added benefit of professional networking on site.
“These are opportunities to develop relationships in terms of the business that we do,” Rose Ann Pastor, assistant dean of Career Management Services at Loyola University Chicago’s Graduate School of Business told the CDS Review in 2009. “In terms of ongoing relationships, it’s about getting into a circle of influence that you may need to be in down the road.”
Here are three networking opportunities to consider while you’re at McCormick Place West Feb 21-23:
- The New Dentist Reception returns to the Midwinter Meeting in 2013, bringing together dentists who have been in practice for no more than 10 years for cocktails, conversation and camaraderie among contemporaries. Register for SE5 when you register for your Midwinter Meeting courses, and plan to join your colleagues at 4:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 22, in 260 Restaurant at McCormick Place West.
- The Mentor Luncheon will bring together the CDS member dentists, dental students and pre-dental students who have registered to participate in CDS’s mentorship program. (This includes students from all three of Illinois’s dental schools.) This invitation-only luncheon Friday, Feb. 22, allows current and future dentists time together to explore their shared profession. “Use the Midwinter Meeting as an avenue to learn together. Go on the exhibit floor together,” encouraged Joanne Girardi, CDS’s director of Member Services.
- The CDS Foundation Donor Lounge, sponsored by Pesavento and Pesavento Ltd., is a quiet place to rest your feet and quench your thirst during long days. Located next to the CDS Foundation booth 322, the lounge is open to donors of greater than $250 during Exhibit Hall business hours. You never know who you might run into there.