Oh God, as I'm packing my enormous luggage right now, I realised I need so many things I don't have yet & that I have to purchase as soon as I get to NYC...
Here's a list of what you should bring if you're going to IFBCon and another few I will bring coming from the overseas.
Pocket router - well cellular network is not an option, obviously, so it's essential...I know most of Manhattan's coffees and public parks have WiFi but frankly I won't have the time to sit around in Starbucks for hours.
iPad/tablet - for taking notes, surfing the web, saving numbers/email addresses (I tend to lose business cards immediately), taking pictures even.
Power Bank for your smartphone - first of all our plug-in thingy is different than American plug-in thingies and I only have a single one that I can use in the States so I need this extra power source, second there aren't even sockets everywhere, so this portable charger is a life saver.
Business cards - essential for networking & making friends and it's good for the business... I just got mines made, it's as simple as can be, I hope to give out a few...
Camera - needless to say, you'll need to take pics for your blog & of the beautiful people you meet there.
NYC Subway App for your smartphone - has 26 lines, 468 stops and we totally need it to get to places... the subway - let's face it, you can't manage without an app.
- face powder & lipstick - for a quick touch-up before photos
- a comfortable pair of flats - even if you're rocking heels on the conference, you'll need flats after a while, trust me
- bag that can carry everything - you're certainly gonna have to carry all these and even some more, so bring a bag that's not only big enough but is comfortable
Who else's going to IFBCon? Hope to see some of you there x