In my former career, I've been to a lot of trade shows and I've also spoken at many. I was able to pick up a lot of insider industry information but all in all, none of that information became a "game changer" for my career. I was just able to save the company a few bucks here and there. So here I am trading now, and wondering should I attend a convention or two. Thus far, after nearly a decade of actively trading, getting information hasn't been the issue. If anything, I already have too much information to sort through and organize into something valuable. Plus, I don't really want to leave my information only to get cold called all day long for the rest of the year or get strong-armed on the spot. I'm in sales, I've seen everything..I'm a dick when people refuse to accept my second "no". Have any of you discovered value in attending trading expos or conventions?