Aggregate supports clients to build and leverage their networks—both online and off. One approach is to develop and support customized plans for staff members who attend conferences. The goal is to ensure they are getting the most from the experience—whether that is to source new ideas, make valuable new connections, or educate themselves about an issue. These plans generally include suggestions of talks to attend, attendees with whom they should connect, relevant links and background information about key speakers and attendees, talking points and technical assistance with documenting all new connections, and next steps. In addition, we often debrief with staff upon their return to ensure they are talking full advantage of the new connections they have made.