If you did, there’s a straightforward way of finding the sessions you’re interested in. Instead of paging through a lengthy list or keyword searching the old fashioned way, Watson’s natural language service gets you started on your agenda. Below is a quick video that shows you how easy it is:
The session titles and descriptions are natural language search friendly, so the quality of the matches is very good. My strategy is a variant of the junk drawer sort: toss everything in that looks even modestly interesting, then when it’s packed to the top, pick the best of the pile in a second pass.
As you’ll see in the video, I use the “my agenda” list as the junk drawer and then emailed it to myself for a second pass. The email listing includes all the descriptions and links. I found it a lot faster to scan the full descriptions in one list from my first pass than click-click-click through the online interface.
Of course, once I’ve made the second pass, I pick the top five sessions from my 40-plus vetted possibilities and forward them to my manager along with this manager-friendly list of reasons it’s a must-attend conference. They’ll be especially enamored with reason number one, “a year’s worth of professional education in just one week.”
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