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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Interview with Nicholas Rowe: Conferences – ‘When you get what you want, but not what you need’

An interview with conferences scholar Nicholas Rowe to mark his new publication in ‘International Journal of Research in Education and Science’.

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Guest post by Gabriela Tonietto and Selin Malkoc: Can scheduling conference time make you less productive?

Gabriela N. Tonietto and Selin A. Malkoc share the results of their recent article ‘When an hour feels shorter’. They unpack what these results might mean for conference delegates and organizers.

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