Mundane Things I Do Poorly - Networking
Some tips/ideas for networking on your own at a conference:
Drink a coffee in the corner of a busy room. Avoid eye contact.
Read a novel on your phone
Go to the toilets and wash your hands with soap multiple times
Eavesdrop, then rule out talking to the people you've been listening to in case they accuse you of eavesdropping.
Take short walks away from people.
Memorize the festival program, the speaker’s bios, and the fire exits map.