I attended the 2015 American Association of Immunologists conference from May 8-12 in New Orleans. This was the first conference I attended in my graduate career. It's a very big conference. I primarily went so that I could present my thesis work in poster and oral presentations. I also wanted to mingle with potential future postdoc or industry employers. There were many many topics covered and I specifically attended 3 full blocks: one on my current field and two in fields I would like to get into for my postdoctoral work. I also attended a few talks (not the whole block of talks) relevant to my lab's other interests, as well as a few of my own. In addition, I attended a panel discussion and networking session on industry jobs which I found to be the most helpful of everything I did while I was there.