In this post, Stijn van Ewijk writes about the environmental impact of academic conference travel, options for reducing emissions, and priorities for post-COVID conferencing.
In this post Johan Edelheim outlines why the role of the conference chairperson is so important and offers some advice for novice chairs.
This post announces an upcoming call for papers for an open panel on ‘conferencing as a scientific practice’ for the Society for Social Studies of Science (4S) Conference, October 6-9, 2021.
In this post, Jamie and Emily look back at the goings-on of Conference Inference during 2020. We share what it was like to blog about conferences over a time where events and the people behind them have been significantly disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic. We also discuss some of our Conference Inference resolutions for 2021.
In this post Ketaki Chowkhani writes about making space for singlehood research in academic conferences.
In this post, Toma Pustelnikovaite discusses the (inter)national nature of conferences and reflects on her participation at a linguistically inclusive workshop
In this post David Clark looks back on conferences past, reflecting on the role they have played in his career.
Editors’ note: Recently on Twitter the Conference Inference editors came across the following tweet, where David Clark shared the discovery of the manuscript of his first conference presentation. In this post we have asked David to use the discovery as a beginning point to reflect on conferences past. David’s post may be read alongside other Conference Inference posts which foreground memories of conferences by Sandra Acker and Barbara GrantContinue reading “Reflections on conferences past (David Clark)”
What impact has COVID-19’s interruption of conferences had on doctoral students? Conference Inference editor James Burford asked Carleton University doctoral candidate Brittany Botti-Amell to share her reflections.
In this post Mareike Smolka reflects back over a series of online conferences during 2020, arguing that digital environments offer opportunities for deepening connections.
‘Sister Outsider’, Audre Lorde’s famous collection of essays, is imbued with conferences. How might this work have differed if it had taken place in the COVID era of online conferences…?