December 10, 2018

10 ‘The Office’ GIFs to get you through conference season

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.

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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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GIF courtesy: Giphy

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

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GIF courtesy: Giphy

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

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GIF courtesy: Giphy

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

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GIF courtesy: Giphy

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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GIF courtesy: Giphy

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

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GIF courtesy: Giphy

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

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GIF courtesy: Giphy

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

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GIF courtesy: Giphy

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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GIF courtesy: Giphy

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

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GIF courtesy: Giphy

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ABOUT THE AUTHORS
Saahil Kejriwal Profile
Saahil Kejriwal

Saahil is a programme associate at Centre for Effective Governance of Indian States (CEGIS). Previously, he was an associate at IDR, and worked as an instructional designer at NIIT Ltd before that. Saahil has completed the Young India Fellowship, a postgraduate diploma in liberal studies, from Ashoka University, and holds a BA in economics from Hansraj College, University of Delhi. He spent his early years in Guwahati, Assam.

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