I have a piece of advice for graduate students:
Do not, under any circumstances think that presenting at two conferences in the span of one week is a good idea...ever. This is especially true if you have to cross nine time zones to go to your first conference and then re-cross those time zones to go to your second. If you find that you absolutely must present at multiple conferences, even though I have told you not to, at least don't be a procrastinator like me and make sure you finish both of your papers well in advance of the deadlines.
I was in L.A. last week giving a paper on a panel with Regan and our friend Naomi. L.A. was awesome, and I can't wait to post lots of pictures of delicious food and one really fun hike to a waterfall. The conference went pretty well, but it came at the end of our trip. By the time we got back to Amsterdam on Monday morning, I was wiped out. I have spent the last few days either sleeping off the exhaustion of jet-lag or freaking out about a paper for another conference that is so not near to being done. I'm not sure I can put two coherent sentences together at this point, let alone an entire paper for a very important conference. I'm terrified that I will embarrass myself and forever brand myself as "that woman who gave a shitty paper about intellectual networks in Asia." Isn't that everyone's fear?
I have to get back to my paper now, even though I would prefer to be doing almost anything other than what needs to get done. Stress makes me want to avoid that which I need to do most.
That was my advice to you for the day. You are welcome.