If you don’t read Tenured Radical, you should. In this pre-AHA post she offers advice about what to pack and what not to pack. For example, she recommends packing your paper program (to read on the plane) electronic devices, business cards, and boots. Don’t pack your book proposal, bathing suit, or books. There is also some good advice about Twitter etiquette.
Here is a taste:
. No one wants to carry paper home. But you might want to make sure a copy is accessible on Drop Box, along with a revised chapter and an up to date vita that you can share with editors who express interest. While they won’t read it right away, putting your materials right on someone’s desk top puts you first in line for being read when they get home.