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What is a Braindate?

You are coming to IFT FIRST: Annual Event and Expo to meet great people and learn about new things. How do you spark meaningful conversations? It all starts with a Braindate.

Elevate your learning experience with Braindates, where valuable conversations lead to innovative insights and lifelong connections. Unleash your potential and ignite collaboration with like-minded professionals.

Braindates are one-on-one or small group conversations based on topics posted by you and fellow participants in the Braindate Topic Market. Dive deep into topics that matter to you, from cutting-edge research to industry trends, forge meaningful connections that transcend boundaries, and seize the opportunity to exchange ideas, solve challenges, and propel your career forward in an environment designed for growth and discovery.

Sign Up for A Braindate

Braindate is now live! If you are registered for IFT FIRST, you can start building your profile now. It’s easy to get started:

  1. Go to the Braindate platform and fill a few simple responses
  2. Browse the Braindate Topic Market
  3. Sign up for a Braindate on a topic interests you or create your own one-on-one or small ground discussion topic
  4. Connect with your Braindates at IFT FIRST in the Braindate Lounge and get the conversations going!

Top Reasons for Braindating

  • To take advantage of the collective knowledge of like-minded peers.
  • Connect with others based on shared interests and experiences in order to help you meet your goals.
  • Engage in meaningful conversations about issues that are on your mind and in your heart.
  • Use Braindates to get granular about what you want to tackle by engaging with other IFT FIRST participants directly.
  • It’s an immediate and straight-forward way to gather diverse perspectives from others in the form of group Braindates.
  • Use the opportunity to troubleshoot a problem or challenge you’re facing at home and/or work with other attendees.
  • You never know, a good conversation can be the start of a long-lasting relationship!
  • Make it self-directed: pick and choose the meetings you will have by identifying who has the answers to questions you are looking for.
  • Use your own experience for good: position yourself as thought leaders and/or reliable source of information.

Register for IFT FIRST today and step into meaning connections and endless possibilities with braindate.

Check out the IFT FIRST Event Planner to explore Science FIRST programming, exhibitors, networking events, and more.