Getting to know management teams through on-line virtual conference presentations, podcasts and video interviews is a clear value add to your research tool box. But, meeting CEOs and CFOs face to face is priceless. Attending investor conferences is not only a great way to start connecting with management and perfecting your interview skills, but they give you the opportunity to grade management over the years to determine which teams tend to achieve their stated goals and which ones seem to consistently miss the mark. Furthermore, investor conferences are a great channel for you to meet other investors and exchange ideas.  Here is a list of some of the conference’s we often attend.