In this post, Carolina Viera and Maite Taboada analyze the language of conference presentations, focusing on their structure and linguistic characteristics. They find that presenters of linguistics and literature academic presentations in Spanish shape their discourse around social and professional expectations, with the more experienced presenters following the conventions of the genre more closely when the social function of the language is considered.
In this post Jyothsna Belliappa considers why conference organisers might experiment with conference meals to enhance inclusive community building.
This post announces the paperback release of the book ‘Gender, Definitional Politics and ‘Live’ Knowledge Production: Contesting Concepts at Conferences’ and discusses how other researchers responded to the book at an online symposium.
In this post Erica, Jennifer, Laurel and Lauren describe their experience transforming the academic conference panel in their field into a radically feminist venue.
In this post Kristy Kelly explains the value of using feminist frameworks as face-to-face gatherings move online.
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.