GDC – Do what you dislike
A quick bit of advice from my GDC experience: go and do all the panels that you’re not into. Do the stuff that’s outside your field of expertise.
If you’re at GDC, you’re probably pretty familiar with the concepts and literature of your chosen field. You’re not going to get too much out of the panels on your track, besides a good feeling and a pat on the back. But if you go out of your boundaries, like an artist going to a programming session, you’ll come away with new knowledge and new ideas, and a better understanding of what the people around you do.
Next year, I think I’m going to pick something that I know absolutely nothing about, like AI, and immerse myself in it at GDC. I don’t know if it’s a good idea, but it’ll be an interesting experiment.