Inclusive conferences: thoughts on why and how we can (and must) do better (Alice Chautard and Claire Hann)

This post reflects on how conferences, and events more generally, can be planned to ensure and promote diversity of attendance and inclusivity of participation.

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Conference regrets as an attendee, speaker or organizer (Xuemeng Cao)

Conferences are over so quickly that they are bound to come accompanied by regrets – Xuemeng Cao reflects on the phenomenon of conference regret.

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Multiplying Connections, Cutting Carbon: An experiment in multi-site, digitally linked, flightless conferencing (Joshua King)    

In this post the future of conferences is explored using the experiences of the “Ecology and Religion in Nineteenth-Century Studies” Conference, Sept. 18-21, 2019

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A participant at the Baylor University location raises a question during a panel digitally shared between universities in the US and UK

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Actions for Inclusion: Reflecting on my experience as an early-career queer scholar in Southeast Asia (Cody Freeman)

In this piece, Cody Freeman examines questions of identity at a global education conference and suggests actions that participants can take to create more inclusive gatherings.

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My poster presentation: “Empowerment and Capacity Development for Parents of LGBTI+ Persons in Asia”

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How Can Conferences Be More Inclusive of Contingent/Non-Tenure-Track Faculty? (Nicole Seymour)

Nicole Seymour reflects on how conferences can be more inclusive for precarious, contingent, non-tenure-track faculty and independent scholars.

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