As much as you’d like to, you can’t escape conference season. The least you can do then, is attempt to laugh your way through some of it.

You know the feeling you get when you’ve been listening to the same conversations, eating the same food, and meeting the same people—conference after conference, week on week? Yeah, same. Here’s some of your emotional and physical exhaustion, captured through the TV sitcom, The Office.

If you are reading this on your phone, while at a conference, you can thank me later.

1. Getting your third out-of-town conference invitation, when you are already going to two that week

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2. Listening to somebody’s “question” that comes with a 10 minute explanation about their work, life, and world views

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3. When one more corporate crossover says that the social sector needs to run like a business

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4. Trying to beat the line to the buffet during lunch

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Related article: An insider’s guide to surviving conferences 

5. Walking in and seeing that it’s the third “manel” discussion of the day

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6. When the session you’re in ends before time

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7. Recovering from the networking you had to force yourself to do

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8. Being the only philanthropist in a room full of nonprofits

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Related article: 9 superpowers you wish you had at a development conference

9. You and your colleague when a panelist refers to your organisation on stage

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10. Looking at your empty calendar at the end of the season

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Saahil Kejriwal

Saahil Kejriwal

Saahil is an associate at IDR. He is responsible for editing, sourcing content, and online and offline outreach. Prior to IDR, Saahil has worked as an instructional designer at NIIT Ltd. Saahil holds a BA in Economics from Hansraj College, University of Delhi. He has also completed the Young India Fellowship, a postgraduate diploma in liberal studies, from Ashoka University.

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