I am creating this thread to gather the forums combined knowledge on networking and making connections for physics. So how do you guys do it, make friends at conferences, find buddies that you went to school with, graduate or even undergrad. Hit up random people on Internet forums? Make friends out of professors and colleagues even if they are in a different discipline. I encourage all of Physics Foums to share their tips so that it can help new and aspiring physicists and help them grow.