Excited to build your SEO skills at SearchLove Boston, but cringing at the thought of a "networking happy hour?"
Here's the plan.
A casual (unofficial) gathering of introverts at a convenient location the night before SearchLove starts. The event will last only 90 minutes so everyone leaves before they hit their "I've had enough of people" limit, and we'll meet at a bar near the conference center to reduce the risk of people flaking out to watch TV in their hotel room.
Introvert-friendly networking: Everyone talks to 1 other person at a time (we'll rotate), with a bowl of questions at the ready so you don't have to worry about blanking during small talk.
And that's it! Hopefully we'll enjoy a tasty drink or two, get "home" early to crash out before the first day, and go into the conference knowing a few other people we can gravitate towards (even if it means we're all just reading the news at the same table).
Also: curry fries.