Holding institutions to account: supporting academic-carers’ conference attendance

In this post the editors of Conference Inference (Emily Henderson and James Burford) consider institutional responses to support academic-carers’ conference attendance.

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Discussing the Discussant – a Queer-ish Role?

In this post, the Conference Inference editors discuss what is involved in being a discussant at a conference, and consider the queerness of this role.

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Thierry Leuscher and Emily Henderson after Discussant Role Day at University of the Free State

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“Teach the university”. Teach the conference?!

In this post James Burford outlines how he has applied Jeffrey Williams’ invitation to ‘teach the university’ to the teaching of conferences in his role as Lecturer in Research Education and Development at La Trobe University.

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Guest post by Donald Nicolson: The problem of thinking about conferences and Return on Investment (ROI)

Can we measure the return on investment of conferences? In this post Donald Nicolson outlines why this question is challenging to answer, and outlines some of the reasons it may not be the best question to ask when thinking about the value of conferences.

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Getting meta at #ACIDC18: Presenting a cultural history of a conference to that very same conference community

In this post James Burford shares his reflections from the Symposium “Early deliberations from a cultural history of the Academic Identities conference” which was presented at the Academic Identities Conference, Hiroshima, in September 2018.

 

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Conference Inference on Raewyn Connell’s “Surviving and thriving at academic conferences”

In this post Conference Inference editors Emily Henderson and James Burford read alongside Raewyn Connell’s recent blog series entitled “Surviving and Thriving at an Academic Conference”

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Guest post by Maddie Breeze: Conferences and seriousness – thinking with roller derby about academic legitimacy

What do roller derby and academic conferences have in common? Maddie Breeze discusses issues of ‘being taken seriously’ in both contexts.

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