Check in regularly with a buddy. If that’s a phone call to your partner once a day, splendid. It could also be once-a-day chats with a longtime colleague, a new acquaintance, or someone you’ve been paired with in a formal conference-buddy program. Some people indicates up against which have a conference friend (the risk being that you will spend too much time with the buddy and not enough meeting new people). But so long as you and your buddy aren’t attached at the hip, you can provide mutual support.