Where next? Things to consider when choosing conference format (Katie Tindle)

In this post, Katie Tindle of SRHE shares some behind-the-scenes insights of academic conference organising, in particular the process of choosing a conference format which works.

Helen Perkins introducing Dr Neil Harrison, Dr Foluke Adebisi, Dr Ibrar Bhatt and Dr Elizabeth Hauke at the SRHE International Conference 2019, the most recent SRHE Conference.
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‘Nothing can replace the face-to-face event’ (?): A poetic turn (Sam Illingworth)

What can poetry tell us about the future of academic conferences and our engagement with them?

 EGU General Assembly, April 2017, by Sam Illingworth
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How do distance doctoral students learn about and access conferences? (James Burford)

In this post, Conference Inference Co-Editor James Burford considers the experiences of distance doctoral students in accessing conference opportunities and introduces a new survey he and colleagues have launched on distance doctoral education.

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Can making connections between flying-less & decolonizing universities help us understand how to reduce air travel & resource consumption in higher education? (Stephen Allen, Joe Nevins & Matt Watson)

In this post, Stephen, Joe and Matt explain how calls to decolonize universities need to connect with action to reduce academic flying to conferences and meetings.

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Going Rogue: Teachers designing their own conferences as a transgressive act (Philippa Nicoll Antipas)

In this post, Philippa Nicoll Antipas re-considers conferences as sites for teacher professional learning and development. She details her PhD research project Plan D, a game-like collective activity whereby teachers are supported to go rogue and design their own professional learning and development needs.

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An experiment with listening: Creating found poems from conference presentations (Adrian Schoone & Sarah Penwarden)

In this post Adrian Schoone and Sarah Penwarden describe how writing found poetry can be a creative approach to engage with conference presentations and provide pointers for writing conference poems.

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Another year of conference inferences! 5th anniversary post (James Burford & Emily F. Henderson)

In this post, we reflect back on another extraordinary year of blogging about conferences.

Conference Inference editors’ online conference shoes
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Promoting Gender Equity in International Academic Associations (Catherine Vanner, Emily W. Anderson, Christine Min Wotipka & Kristy Kelly)

In this post, the authors argue that the work of monitoring gender in academic societies and conferences should be expanded to reflect the multiple identities and lived experiences of their members, in order to enable equitable participation for all.

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Life behind the screen: Reflections on gathering online (Lee Smith)

In this post Lee Smith reflects on the experience of attending the same conference twelve years apart and the high and low points of online versus in person conferences and symposia.

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