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.
In this post Rosa Lorés explores how the rise of digital platforms has shaped the text/genre of conference announcements.
In this post Jessica and Deena write about ‘conference clothes’, including their own experiences of using clothing to express themselves at conferences.
In this post, Alexandra Supper draws upon two contrasting experiences from her own research to reflect on some ethical issues involved in being a participant-observer at academic conferences
In this post Angela Bos, Jennie Sweet-Cushman and Monica Schneider introduce their recent paper: Family-friendly academic conferences: a missing link to fix the “leaky pipeline”?
Michael Guest discusses strategies for developing confidence in speaking English at conferences in relation to his new book ‘Conferencing and presentation English for young academics’
In this post Emma Becket reflects on the joys and pitfalls of conference question time.