I'd like to share some packing tips that I have gathered over the years. Some applies to everybody and some apply if you are a Non US citizen.
In your Carry On:
- Remember your passport, VISA, ESTA or other travel documents.
- One change of clothes. If your luggage gets lost you will at least be able to change when you get to the hotel. Texas is warm so would also pack my shorts.
- Hygienic articles, toothbrush, toothpaste and so on
- Your computer and other necessary equipment.
- Pain killers, and nasal spray. I got that tip from a flight attendant some 20 years ago. There is nothing worse than clogged ears during a flight. Use it about an hour before take-off to clear the canal between ear and nose. Have worked really well J
- US Power adapter, bring two. One for the necessary phone charge in the conference area and one for your hotel room.
- Your pair of comfortable shoes (if not worn)
In your luggage:
- A power strip that you connect the extra adapter to. Makes it easier to charge all the equipment in the comfort of your room.
- One change of clothes that are a bit nicer, a button down shirt and a pair of pants/shoes. It is nice to be able to dress up if you get invited to a nice evening occasion. A suit isn't really necessary.
- Several pairs of socks and underwear. You will walk a lot so blisters and "infantry fire" is your worst enemy so change often. (http://sv.wikipedia.org/wiki/Infanterield Swedish article about the military term, translate it if you want to know what it is)
- A warmer sweater/hoodie the AC in the conference area tends to be set to arctic temperatures.
That's it, have an awesome stay in Houston. I'll be following the action online.
Hey I almost forgot, don't pack any t-shirts! You will get plenty of those in the Expo area.