Attending an academic conference is probably one of the most rewarding ventures you can undertake during your time as a scholar. Academic conferences allow you to interact with fellow researchers as well as tap into a huge pool of knowledge by listening to their presentations. Holding one on one conversations with colleagues can also prove mighty fruitful. Making your own presentation at conferences will also help you grow in planning, pitching, and public speaking, among other aspects of growth. Whenever an opportunity arises for you to attend an academic conference, it would be best for you to take it. Not only is it a wise decision for your career, but also a good way to challenge yourself out of your comfort zone.