How to Network at HOW Design Live

TCG is making a return appearance at HOW Design Live, taking place at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston, May 12-16. And for the ninth consecutive year, we're hosting the Networking Kickoff. If you're joining us, here's what you need to know.

In just a few days, I'll be headed to Boston with my TCG peeps to partake in the biggest design event of the year. Though it feels like just yesterday when we were hobnobbing with 2013 HOW Design Live conference goers, I cannot wait to interact with new and familiar faces.

One of my favorite moments (from an unbiased standpoint, of course) is the Networking Kickoff, hosted by none other than TCG. It's the first time all HOW Design Live speakers, attendees and exhibitors get a chance to mix and mingle while playing a fun icebreaker. If you're a veteran HOWie, you're probably familiar with the activity. If this will be your first time attending, you can get a sneak peek at last year's Networking Kickoff on our Facebook page.

We choose a different theme for the game each year, so it's always fun to see people's reactions and watch them get in on the fun. You'll meet new friends and, if you complete your game piece, you'll be eligible to win a pretty cool prize. Not too shabby if I say so myself.

Be prepared to bring your "A" game by reviewing these advice articles on how to network:

The Networking Kickoff takes place on Tuesday, May 13, and starts at 5:30 p.m. Find us on the 2nd level of the Hynes Convention Center outside the Auditorium.

Here's where else you can find TCG:

HOW Design Conference - "Putting Together and Pitching a Digital Portfolio That Lands You Work" 
May 15, 2014
3:15-4:15 p.m.

Does your portfolio need refreshing? TCG executive director Diane Domeyer will walk through the key steps of building an online book that showcases your core strengths and speaks directly to employers' or clients' needs. If you want to win more work, whether it's choice assignments at your current job or new business, you cannot afford to miss this session.

Meet Us

We'll be exhibiting at the HOW Design Conference. Stop by our booth in the Expo Hall to meet some of our staffing and recruiting managers, and snag a print copy of our Salary Guide

Social Media

Follow us on TwitterInstagram and Facebook (and #HOWLive) for the latest conference updates. And if you're taking and posting photos of your experience in Boston, be sure to tag them with #RockinBoston. We'll be retweeting and regramming our favorites.

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