Guest post by Kate Carruthers Thomas: Conference with confidence…?!

In this post, Kate Carruthers Thomas presents a searing pastiche of ‘top tips’ guides on attending conferences, illustrated with her own cartoon sketches.

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Guest post by Roma Smart Joseph: Participatory conferences as collaborative learning hubs in large-scale research projects

In this post, Roma Smart Joseph reflects on the integration of participatory conferences for regional research partners into a national study of diversity and discrimination in higher education in India.

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Thoughtful conferencing: critically engaged conference practice

In this post, Emily Henderson sets out a framework for more critically engaged conferencing, and reflects on how to ‘infiltrate’ professional development sessions with conferences research.

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Guest post by Z Nicolazzo: “It Only Matters If You Put It Into Practice”: The (Im)mobility of Conference Knowledge

In this post, Z Nicolazzo discusses the gap between knowledge gained at conferences and its life beyond the space of the conference.

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Guest post by Pauline Reynolds: #theacademicconference: the hot and the not in representations of conferences in social media…and coffee

In this post, Pauline J. Reynolds analyses the uses of social media that pervade conferences – and focuses in on the ways conferences come alive in the world of @legogradstudent.

“Being the only audience member at a panel, the grad student pities everyone in the room”

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Guest Post by Órla Meadhbh Murray: Precarity in the Ivory-Tower – Bringing Up Working Conditions at Conferences

Órla Meadhbh Murray addresses precarious academic working conditions as the elephant in the room at conferences.

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