Going Rogue: Teachers designing their own conferences as a transgressive act (Philippa Nicoll Antipas)

In this post, Philippa Nicoll Antipas re-considers conferences as sites for teacher professional learning and development. She details her PhD research project Plan D, a game-like collective activity whereby teachers are supported to go rogue and design their own professional learning and development needs.

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An experiment with listening: Creating found poems from conference presentations (Adrian Schoone & Sarah Penwarden)

In this post Adrian Schoone and Sarah Penwarden describe how writing found poetry can be a creative approach to engage with conference presentations and provide pointers for writing conference poems.

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Another year of conference inferences! 5th anniversary post (James Burford & Emily F. Henderson)

In this post, we reflect back on another extraordinary year of blogging about conferences.

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Promoting Gender Equity in International Academic Associations (Catherine Vanner, Emily W. Anderson, Christine Min Wotipka & Kristy Kelly)

In this post, the authors argue that the work of monitoring gender in academic societies and conferences should be expanded to reflect the multiple identities and lived experiences of their members, in order to enable equitable participation for all.

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Life behind the screen: Reflections on gathering online (Lee Smith)

In this post Lee Smith reflects on the experience of attending the same conference twelve years apart and the high and low points of online versus in person conferences and symposia.

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Life after the online conference: Where do we go from here? (Geoff Lewis)

In this post, Geoff Lewis explores some of the challenges that online conferences have posed for the research community as well as the possibilities these virtual events present for the future.

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Conferences, gender and culture: Reflections from the Indian Context (Namrata Gupta)

In this post, Namrata Gupta argues for the importance for understanding gendered conference in/equalities in socio-cultural contexts.

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Conferences as constitutive spaces of scientific fields (Susanne Koch)

In this post Susanne Koch reflects on whether and why it makes sense to study representation and inequalities at academic conferences, even if they do not ‘mirror’ the social structure of scientific fields.

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Benefits and challenges of attending academic conferences for doctoral students in Global South contexts (Caroline Agboola, Helen Linonge-Fontebo, Sahmicit Kumswa)

This post includes commentary on the benefits and the exclusionary challenges of attending conferences – as well as the vital importance of funding bursaries.

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