Conference or recruitment fair? China’s new hybrid academic events (Xuemeng Cao)

In this post, Xuemeng Cao reflects on conferences held by Chinese universities which combine research dissemination, recruitment and networking.

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Conference locations and sustainability aspirations: Towards an integrative framework (Fabian Wenner, Freke Caset & Bart de Wit)

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Conferences – the Critical Event Studies Perspective (Asunción Fernández-Villarán Ara, Rebecca Finkel, Emily F. Henderson, Ainara Rodríguez-Zulaica, Briony Sharp, Trudie Walters)

Critical Event Studies is an emerging field of research which is asking challenging questions about the events business. In this post, conferences come under the microscope of Critical Event Studies researchers.

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On the importance of addressing the audience in conference presentations (Francisco Javier Fernandez Polo)

In this post, Francisco Javier Fernandez Polo describes the variety of roles played by explicit audience-mentions in conference presentations and their contribution to the eventual success of the talk. He finds that native and non-native speakers have different, though equally effective, ways of handling this important aspect of their talks.

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Building disciplinary community through online conference announcements (Rosa Lorés) 

In this post Rosa Lorés explores how the rise of digital platforms has shaped the text/genre of conference announcements.

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Conferences: Is it time you had a fashion makeover? (Jessica Peters & Deena Ebaid)

In this post Jessica and Deena write about ‘conference clothes’, including their own experiences of using clothing to express themselves at conferences.

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