Publications about Conferences

James’ and Emily’s work on conferences 


Burford, J. & Henderson, E. F. (2023). Making Sense of Academic Conferences. An Insider’s Guide to Success in Academia series, Routledge. View

Special issue of Gender & Education (Eds Emily F. Henderson & James Burford) View:

  • Henderson, E. F., & Burford, J. (2020). Thoughtful gatherings: gendering conferences as spaces of learning, knowledge production and community. Gender and Education, 32(1), 1-10.  OPEN ACCESS – view
  • Timperley, C., Sutherland, K. A., Wilson, M., & Hall, M. (2020). He moana pukepuke: navigating gender and ethnic inequality in early career academics’ conference attendance. Gender and Education, 32(1), 11-26. View
  • Sabharwal, N. S., Henderson, E. F., & Joseph, R. S. (2020). Hidden social exclusion in Indian academia: gender, caste and conference participation. Gender and Education, 32(1), 27-42. View
  • Yoo, H., & Wilson, E. (2020). ‘More than a travel companion’: accompanying partners’ experiences of conference attendance. Gender and Education, 32(1), 43-55. View
  • Nicolazzo, Z., & Jourian, T. J. (2020). ‘I’m looking for people who want to do disruption work’: Trans* academics and power discourses in academic conferences. Gender and Education, 32(1), 56-69. View
  • Henderson, E. F., & Moreau, M.-P. (2020). Carefree conferences? Academics with caring responsibilities performing mobile academic subjectivities. Gender and Education, 32(1), 70-85. View
  • Burford, J., Bosanquet, A., & Smith, J. (2020). ‘Homeliness meant having the fucking vacuum cleaner out’: the gendered labour of maintaining conference communities. Gender and Education, 32(1), 86-100. View
  • Belliappa, J. L. (2020). Extending feminist pedagogy in conferences: inspiration from Theatre of the Oppressed. Gender and Education, 32(1), 101-114. View
  • Black, A. L., Crimmins, G., Dwyer, R., & Lister, V. (2020). Engendering belonging: thoughtful gatherings with/in online and virtual spaces. Gender and Education, 32(1), 115-129. View
  • Barron, R. J. (2020). Interrupting conferences: sex workers and public protest. Gender and Education, 32(1), 130-136. View
  • Flores, N. M. (2020). Harassment at conferences: will #MeToo momentum translate to real change? Gender and Education, 32(1), 137-144. View

Other work on conferencing (newest to oldest) 

  • Henderson, E. F. & Reynolds, P. J. (2022). ‘Mobile, hierarchical, decadent and conflict prone: understanding academia through fictional conferences. Higher Education. DOI : 10.1007/s10734-022-00885-x . OPEN ACCESS – view
  • Reynolds, P. J. & Henderson, E. F. (2022) Gender and the Symbolic Power of Academic Conferences in Fictional Texts. Higher Education Research and Development. DOI: 10.1080/07294360.2022.2089097. View. 
  • Henderson, E. F. (2022). ‘“It’s not just me doing things for me”: Conference participation for doctoral students with caring responsibilities’, in Hook, G., Moreau, M.-P. and Brooks, R. (Eds.) Student Carers in Higher Education: Navigating, Resisting and Re-inventing Academic Cultures. London; New York, NY: Routledge. (153-169). View.
  • Henderson, E. F. (2021). Sticky care and conference travel: unpacking care as an explanatory factor for gendered academic immobility. Higher Education, 82, pp. 715-730. doi:10.1007/s10734-020-00550-1. OPEN ACCESS – view
  • Henderson, E. F. (2021). ‘How short is too short? Exploring diary study duration from the perspective of researching conferences and other short-term phenomena in higher education and beyond’, in Cao, X. and Henderson, E. F. (Eds.) Exploring Diary Methods in Higher Education Research: Opportunities, Choices and Challenges. SRHE series, Routledge. (29-43). View.
  • Khoo, T., Burford, J., Henderson, E., Liu, H., & Nicolazzo, Z (2020). Not Getting Over It: The Impact of Sara Ahmed’s Work within Critical University Studies. Journal of Intercultural Studies, 42 (1), pp. 84-98. [Includes the section ‘Looking Askance at Universities: Tracing Conferences through the Work of Sara Ahmed’]. View.
  • Henderson, E. F. (2020). Gender, Definitional Politics and ‘Live’ Knowledge Production: Contesting Concepts at Conferences. London; New York NY: Routledge. View
  • Henderson, E. F & Burford, J. (2020). ‘Conferences’. SAGE Encyclopedia of Higher Education. (290-293)
  • Sabharwal, N. S., Henderson, E. F. & Joseph, R. S. (2020, 29 February). ‘Hidden barriers to equal HE conference participation’. University World News. Available at:
  • Henderson, E. F., & Henderson, H. (2019). The Graveyard Slot is Political. Australian Feminist Studies, 34(101), 376-384. View
  • Henderson, E. F. (2019). Academics in two places at once: (not) managing caring responsibilities at conferences In R. Finkel, B. Sharp, & M. Sweeney (Eds.), Accessibility, Inclusion, and Diversity in Critical Event Studies (pp. 218-229). London; New York, NY: Routledge. View
  • Henderson, E. F., Cao, X. & Mansuy, J. (2018). In Two Places at Once: The Impact of Caring Responsibilities on Academics’ Conference Participation: Final Project Report. Coventry: Centre for Education Studies, University of Warwick. DOI: 10.31273/CES.06.2018.001. View.
  • Henderson, E. F. (2018) ‘Creating inclusive conferences for academics with caring responsibilities: guidance for conference organisers’. Warwick Social Sciences Policy Briefing – 06/2018. Coventry: University of Warwick. View.
  • In Two Places at Once: Juggling Conferences and Caring Responsibilities (Produced by Mindsweep Media).
  • Henderson, E. F. (2018). ‘Supporting Conference Participation for Academics with Caring Responsibilities: Recommendations for Higher Education Institutions’. Coventry: University of Warwick. View.
  • Henderson, E. F. (2018). ‘Feminist conference time: aiming (not) to have been there’. In Y. Taylor and K. Lahad (Eds), Feeling Academic in the Neoliberal University : Feminist Flights, Fights and Failures (pp. 33-60). Cham, Switzerland: Palgrave Macmillan US. View
  • Burford, J., Henderson, E., Pause, C. (2018). Enlarging conference learning: At the crossroads of fat studies and conference pedagogies. Fat Studies, 7(1), 69-80, View
  • Henderson, E. F. (2017). ‘Caring while Conferencing: the ‘In Two Places at Once’ Research Project’. Feminist and Women’s Studies Association (UK and Ireland) Newsletter, 68, June, pp. 11-12. View
  • Henderson, E. F. (2016). Eventful Gender: An Ethnographic Exploration of Gender Knowledge Production at International Academic Conferences. PhD thesis awarded by UCL Institute of Education.
  • Burford, J., Henderson, E. F. (2015). Queer inroads : Two queer higher education symposia reviews written otherwise. Higher Education Research & Development34(4), 801-807, View
  • Henderson, E. F., (2015). Academic conferences : Representative and resistant sites for higher education research. Higher Education Research & Development, 34(5), pp. 914-925, View
  • Grant, B., Burford, J., Bosanquet, A., Loads, D. (2014). ‘Of zombies, monsters and song: The third academic identities conference’. Teaching in Higher Education, 19(3), pp. 315-321, View
  • Henderson, E. F. (2013). ‘Leftovers of ‘The Lady Doth Protest’: Reflections of a Conference Researcher’. Feminist and Women’s Studies Association (UK and Ireland) Newsletter, pp. 5-6. View

A selection of academic publications on conferences arranged by focus: 

Gender & feminism

  • Bell, L. (1987). ‘Hearing All Our Voices: Applications of Feminist Pedagogy to Conferences, Speeches, and Panel Presentations’. Women’s Studies Quarterly, 15 (3/4), 74-80. View
  • Bowles, G. (2002). ‘Putting Our Heads Together: Some Personal Recollections of NWSA National Conventions, 1979-1983’. NWSA Journal, 14 (1), 124. View
  • Eden, D. (2016). ‘Women’s participation in academic conferences in Israel’. Journal of Higher Education Policy and Management, 38 (4), 406-421. View 
  • Gunaratnam, Y. (In press). Presentation fever and podium affects. Feminist Theory. View.
  • Hinsley, A., Sutherland, W. J. and Johnston, A. (2017). ‘Men ask more questions than women at a scientific conference’. PLOS ONE, 12 (10), e0185534. View
  • Jackson, L. (2017). ‘The smiling philosopher: Emotional labor, gender, and harassment in conference spaces’. Educational Philosophy and Theory, 1-9. View
  • Jones, T. M., Fanson, K. V., Lanfear, R., Symonds, M. R. E. and Higgie, M. (2014). ‘Gender differences in conference presentations: a consequence of self-selection?’. PeerJ, 1-15. View
  • Mair, J. and Frew, E. (2016). ‘Academic conferences: a female duo-ethnography’. Current Issues in Tourism, 1-21. View
  • Mair, J., & Frew, E. (2018). Academic conferences: a female duo-ethnography. Current Issues in Tourism, 21(18), 2152-2172. View
  • Saul, J. (1992). Planning a women’s studies conference. Feminist Teacher, 7(1), 22-25. View
  • Pereira, M.d.M. (2012). ‘Feminist theory is proper knowledge, but … ’: The status of feminist scholarship in the academy. Feminist Theory, 13(3), 283–303. View
  • Pereira, M. d. M. (2017). Power, knowledge and feminist scholarship : an ethnography of academia. London; New York: Routledge. View
  • Rasmussen, M.L. (2009). Beyond gender identity? Gender and Education, 21(4), 431–447.
  • Shen, H. (2012). Scientific groups revisit sexual harassment policies. Nature. doi:10.1038/nature.2015.18790 View.
  • Walters, T. (2018). ‘Gender equality in academic tourism, hospitality, leisure and events conferences’. Journal of Policy Research in Tourism, Leisure and Events, 10 (1), 17-32. View


  • King, L., Mackenzie, L., Tadaki, M., Cannon, S., McFarlane, K., Reid, D. and Koppes, M. (2018). ‘Diversity in geoscience: Participation, behaviour, and the division of scientific labour at a Canadian geoscience conference’. Facets, 3, 415-440. View
  • ruby, j., elliott, f., & douglas, c. a. (1990). NWSA: Troubles Surface at Conference. Off Our Backs, 20(8), 1-16. View
  • Srivastava, A. (1997). Anti-Racism Inside and Outside the Classroom. In L. Roman & L. Eyre (Eds.) Dangerous territories: Struggles for difference and equality in education. New York: Routledge. View


  • Hodge, N. (2014). Unruly bodies at conference, Disability & Society, 29(4), 655-658, View
  • Rodríguez-Zulaica, A., & Ara, A. F.-V. (2019). Measuring accessibility in MICE venues: the case of the Euskalduna Conference Centre (Bilbao, Spain). In R. Finkel, B. Sharp, & M. Sweeney (Eds.), Accessibility, Inclusion, and Diversity in Critical Event Studies (pp. 209-217). London; New York, NY: Routledge. View
  • Walters, T. (2019). A tripartite approach to accessibility, diversity and inclusion in academic conferences. In R. Finkel, B. Sharp, & M. Sweeney (Eds.), Accessibility, Inclusion, and Diversity in Critical Event Studies (pp. 230-241). London; New York, NY: Routledge. View


  • Stanley, J. (1995). ‘Pain(t) for healing: the academic conference and the classed/embodied self’. In V. Walsh and L. Morley (Eds), Feminist academics : creative agents for change (pp. 169-182). London: Taylor & Francis. View

  • Kortegast, C. A., Jaekel, K. S., & Nicolazzo, Z. (2020). Thirty Years of LGBTQ Pre-Publication Knowledge Production in Higher Education Research: A Critical Summative Content Analysis of ASHE Conference Sessions. Journal of Homosexuality, 1-25. View
  • Pryor, J. T., Garvey, J. C. and Johnson, S. (2017). ‘Pride and Progress? 30 Years of ACPA and NASPA LGBTQ Presentations’. Journal of Student Affairs Research and Practice, 54 (2), 123-136. View
  • Wilson, A. (2010). ‘Ngos as erotic sites’. In A. Lind (Ed.), Development, sexual rights and global governance (pp. 86-98). Oxon: Routledge. View 


  • “Anonymous Academic”. (14 April, 2017). ‘Conferences are intellectual lifelines – but as a single parent I often miss out’. The Guardian. View
  • Lipton, B. (2019). Conference Baby: Gendered Bodies, Knowledge, and Re/Turning to Academia. Qualitative Inquiry, 25(2), 160-162. View
  • Yoo, H., McIntosh, A. and Cockburn-Wootten, C. (2016). ‘Time for me and time for us: conference travel as alternative family leisure’. Annals of Leisure Research, 19 (4), 444-460. View


  • Adlam, J. (2014). ‘Going spiral? Phenomena of ‘half-knowledge’ in the experiential large group as temporary learning community’. Pedagogy, Culture & Society, 22 (1), 157-168. View
  • Andersen, M., Wahlgren, B. (2015). Conference evaluation focusing on learning and transfer. Journal of Multidisciplinary Evaluation, 11(25), 34-50. View
  • Chapman, D. D., Wiessner, C. A., Morton, J., Fire, N., Jones, L. S. and Majekodunmi, D. (2009). ‘Crossing Scholarly Divides: Barriers and Bridges for Doctoral Students Attending Scholarly Conferences’. New Horizons in Adult Education and Human Resource Development, 23 (1), 6-24. View
  • Hansen, N. (2010). Conferences as dramaturgical learning spaces. (Unpublished doctoral dissertation). Aarhus University, Copenhagen.  View
  • Hatcher, T., Wiessner, C., Storberg-Walker, J., Chapman, D. (2006). How a research conference created new learning: A case study. Journal of European Industrial Training, 30(4), 256-271. View
  • Hilliard, T. (2006). Learning at conventions: Integrating communities of practice. Journal of Convention and Event Tourism, 8(1), 45-68. View
  • Jacobs, N., McFarlane, A. (2005).Conferences as learning communities: Some early lessons in using ‘back-channel’ technologies at an academic conference: Distributed intelligence or divided attention? Journal of Computer Assisted Learning, 21, 317-329. View
  • Kordts-Freudinger, R., Al-Kabbani, D. and Schaper, N. (2017). ‘Learning and interaction at a conference’. New Horizons in Adult Education and Human Resource Development, 29 (1), 29-38. View
  • Louw, I., Zuber-Skerritt, (2011). The learning conference: Knowledge creation through participation and publication. The Learning Organization, 18(4), 288-300. View
  • Mundry, S., Britton. E., Raizen, S., & Loucks-Horsely, S. (2000). Designing successful professional meetings and conferences in education: Planning, implementation, and evaluation. Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin Press, Inc. View
  • Pradhan, A. (2014). ‘Consideration of Multicultural Learning in Conference Content and Program Design: A Pilot Study’. Journal of Convention & Event Tourism, 15 (1), 25-56. View
  • Ravn, I. (2007). The learning conference. Journal of European Industrial Training, 31(3), 212-222. View.
  • Ravn, I., & Elsborg, S. (2007). Creating learning at conferences through participant involvement. Paper presented at the Academy of Management Annual Meeting, August 3-8, 2007, Philadelphia USA. View
  • Rowe, N. (2017). Academic & scientific poster presentation: a modern comprehensive guide. Cham: Springer. View
  • Rowe, N. (2019). ‘Poster, poster, on the wall; were you even there at all?’ : a mixed method research into the efficacy and perceptions of conference poster presentations. Doctoral thesis. View
  • Rowe, N. and Ilic, D. (2015). ‘Rethinking poster presentations at large-scale scientific meetings – is it time for the format to evolve?’. FEBS Journal, 282 (19), 3661-3668. View
  • Sousa, B., Clark, A. Six Insights to Make Better Academic Conference Posters’ International Journal of Qualitative Methods, 18, 1-4.
  • Walkington, H., Hill, J. and Kneale, P. E. (2017). ‘Reciprocal elucidation: a student-led pedagogy in multidisciplinary undergraduate research conferences’. Higher Education Research & Development, 36 (2), 416-429. View
  • Wulff, S., Swales, J. M. and Keller, K. (2009). ”We have about seven minutes for questions’: The discussion sessions from a specialized conference’. English for Specific Purposes, 28 (2), 79-92. View          

Knowledge production

  • de Vries, B. and Pieters, J. (2007). ‘Knowledge sharing at conferences’. Educational Research and Evaluation, 13 (3), 237-247. View
  • Graham, P. & Kormanik, M. (2004). ‘Bridging the conference gap: A challenge to enhance the research practice dialogue,’ Human Resource Development International, 7(3), 391-394. View
  • Gross, N. and Fleming, C. (2011). ‘Academic conferences and the making of philosophical knowledge’. In C. Camic, N. Gross and M. Lamont (Eds), Social knowledge in the making (pp. 151-179). Chicago, Ill.: University of Chicago Press.
  • Haley, K. J., Wiessner, C. A. and Robinson, E. E. (2009). ‘Encountering New Information and Perspectives: Constructing Knowledge in Conference Contexts’. The Journal of Continuing Higher Education, 57 (2), 72-82. View


  • Bruce, T. (2010). ‘Ethical Explorations: A Tale of Preparing a Conference Paper’. Qualitative Inquiry, 16 (3), 200-205. View
  • McCulloch, A. (2018). Dress Codes and the Academic Conference: McCulloch’s Iron Laws of ConferencesAustralian Universities’ Review, 60(1), 50-53, View
  • Supper, A. (2015). ‘Data Karaoke: Sensory and Bodily Skills in Conference Presentations’. Science as Culture, 24 (4), 436-457. View

Economic analysis and management 

  • Comas, M. and Moscardo, G. (2005). ‘Understanding Associations and Their Conference Decision-Making Processes’. Journal of Convention & Event Tourism, 7 (3-4), 117-138. View
  • Grado, S., Strauss, C., Lord, B. (1997). Economic impacts of conferences and conventions. Journal of Convention & Exhibition Management, 1(1), 19-33. View
  • Hahm, J., Breiter, D., Severt, K., Wang, Y. and Fjelstul, J. (2016). ‘The relationship between sense of community and satisfaction on future intentions to attend an association’s annual meeting’. Tourism Management, 52 (Supplement C), 151-160. View
  • Hoyt, J., & Whyte, C. (2011). Increasing the quality and value of conferences, seminars, and workshops. The Journal of Continuing Higher Education, 59(2), 97-103.
  • Kim, Y.-S., Lee, Y.-Y. and Love, C. (2009). ‘A Case Study Examining the Influence of Conference Food Function on Attendee Satisfaction and Return Intention at a Corporate Conference’. Journal of Convention & Event Tourism, 10 (3), 211-230. View
  • Leask, A. and Hood, G.-L. (2001). ‘Unusual Venues as Conference Facilitites’. Journal of Convention & Exhibition Management, 2 (4), 37-63. View
  • Leask, A. and Spiller, J. (2002). ‘U.K. Conference Venues’. Journal of Convention & Exhibition Management, 4 (1), 29-54. View
  • Lee, M., & Back, K. (2005). A review of convention and meeting management research 1990-2003, Journal of Convention and Event Tourism, 7(2), 1-20. View
  • Lee, M. J. and Back, K.-J. (2007). ‘Association Members’ Meeting Participation Behaviors’. Journal of Travel & Tourism Marketing, 22 (2), 15-33. View
  • Lee, J.-S. and Min, C.-k. (2013). ‘Prioritizing convention quality attributes from the perspective of three-factor theory: The case of academic association convention’. International Journal of Hospitality Management, 35 (Supplement C), 282-293. View
  • Mair, J. (2010). ‘Profiling Conference Delegates Using Attendance Motivations’. Journal of Convention & Event Tourism, 11 (3), 176-194. View
  • Neves, J., Lavis, J. N. and Ranson, M. K. (2012). ‘A scoping review about conference objectives and evaluative practices: how do we get more out of them?’. Health Research Policy and Systems, 10 (1), 26. View
  • Rittichainuwat, B. N., Beck, J. A. and Lalopa, J. (2001). ‘Understanding Motivations, Inhibitors, and Facilitators of Association Members in Attending International Conferences’. Journal of Convention & Exhibition Management, 3 (3), 45-62. View
  • Robinson, L. S. and Callan, R. J. (2005). ‘UK Conference Delegates’ Cognizance of the Importance of Venue Selection Attributes’. Journal of Convention & Event Tourism, 7 (1), 77-95. View
  • Rowe, N. (2019). The Economic Cost of Attending Educational Conferences. International Journal on Social and Education Sciences, 1 (1), 30-42. View
  • Severt, D., Wang, Y., Chen, P.-J. and Breiter, D. (2007). ‘Examining the motivation, perceived performance, and behavioral intentions of convention attendees: Evidence from a regional conference’. Tourism Management, 28 (2), 399-408. View
  • Severt, K., Fjelstul, J. and Breiter, D. (2009). ‘A Comparison of Motivators and Inhibitors for Association Meeting Attendance for Three Generational Cohorts’. Journal of Convention & Event Tourism, 10 (2), 105-119. View
  • Simerly, R. (1990). Planning and marketing conferences and workshops. Jossey-Bass. View

Nature and purpose of conferences 

  • Benozzo, A., Carey, N., Cozza, M., Elmenhorst, C., Fairchild, N., Koro-Ljungberg, M. and Taylor Carol, A. (2018). ‘Disturbing the AcademicConferenceMachine: Post-qualitative re-turnings’. Gender, Work & Organization, 0 (0). View
  • Elton, L. (1983). Conferences: Making a good thing rather better? British Journal of Educational Technology, 14(3), 200–212. View
  • Hart, A. (1984). The culture of the conference. Innovations in Education & Training International, 21(2), 121–129. View
  • Hickson III, M. (2006). Raising the Question #4 Why Bother Attending Conferences? Communication Education, 55 (4), 464-468. View     
  • Nicolson, D. J. (2017). Academic Conferences as Neoliberal Commodities. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan. View
  • Rowe, N. (2018). ‘‘When You Get What You Want, But Not What You Need’: The Motivations, Affordances and Shortcomings of Attending Academic/Scientific Conferences’. International Journal of Research in Education and Science (IJRES), 4 (2), 714-729. View
  • Skelton, A. (1997). Conferences, conferences, conferences? Teaching in Higher Education, 2 (1), 69–72. View
  • Thompson, A., Brookins-Fisher, J., Kerr, D., & O’Boyle, I. (2012). Ethical issues in professional development: Case studies regarding behaviour at conferences. Health Education Journal, 71(5), 539–545.

Applied linguistics approaches 

  • Cutting, J. (2012). Vague language in conference abstracts. Journal of English for Academic Purposes, 11(4), 283–293.
  • Guest, M. (2018). Conferencing and presentation English for young academics. Singapore: Springer. View.
  • Hood, S., & Forey, G. (2005). Introducing a conference paper: Getting interpersonal with your audience. Journal of English for Academic Purposes, 4(4), 291–306.
  • Querol-Julián, M., & Fortanet-Gómez, I. (2012). Multimodal evaluation in academic discussion sessions: How do presenters act and react? English for Specific Purposes, 31(4), 271–283.

Disciplinary accounts 

Education Studies

  • McCulloch, G. (2012). The standing conference on studies in education, sixty years on. British Journal of Educational Studies, 60(4), 301–316
  • Rasmussen, P. (2014). ‘A Space for Critical Research on Education Policy: ECER Paper Sessions and the ‘Policy Studies and Politics of Education’ Network’. European Educational Research Journal, 13 (4), 418-424. View
  • Walford, G. (2011). The Oxford ethnography conference: A place in history? Ethnography and Education, 6(2), 133–145.


  • Derudder, B. and Liu, X. (2016). ‘How international is the Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers? A social network analysis perspective’. Environment and Planning A, 48 (2), 309-329. View

Hospitality and Tourism

  • Kim, H.-S., Lee, D.-S., Choi, E.-K. and Huffman, L. (2010). ‘Research Activity at the Annual Graduate Student Research Conference in Hospitality & Tourism’. Journal of Teaching in Travel & Tourism, 10 (1), 75-85. View

Human Resources

  • Storberg-Walker, J., Wiessner, C. A. and Chapman, D. (2005). ‘How the AHRD 2005 conference created new learning: Preliminary results of a case study’. Human Resource Development Quarterly, 16 (4), 547-555. View

Medicine and Health Studies

  • Blanchard, R. D., Engle, D. L., Howley, L. D., Whicker, S. A. and Nagler, A. (2016). ‘From the coliseum to the convention centre: a reflection on the current state of medical education conferences and conference-goers’. Medical Education, 50 (12), 1258-1261. View
  • Milko, E., Wu, D., Neves, J., Neubecker, A. W., Lavis, J. and Ranson, M. K. (2015). ‘Second Global Symposium on Health Systems Research: a conference impact evaluation’. Health Policy and Planning, 30 (5), 612-623. View


  • Carpay, J. (2001). ‘A Conference That Couldn’t Take Place’. Mind, Culture, and Activity, 8 (3), 268-271. View


  • Dubrow, J. K., Kołczyńska, M., Slomczynski, K., M and Tomescu-Dubrow, I. (2015). ‘Sociologists everywhere: Country representation in conferences hosted by the International Sociological Association, 1990–2012’. Current Sociology. View

Sports Studies

  • Talebpour, M., Ghaderi, Z., Rajabi, M., Mosalanejad, M. and Sahebkaran, M. A. (2017). ‘Service quality aspects and sports scientific conventions: An experience from Iran’. Journal of Convention & Event Tourism, 18 (4), 260-281. View

A selection of alternative representations of conferences

  • Bolaño, R. (2009). 2666: a novel. London: Picador.
  • Kim, J. (2016). Should We Kill The Conference Panel?, Inside Higher Ed (Vol. 2016). View
  • Lodge, D. (2011). The campus trilogy. London: Vintage Classic.
  • L.R., E. (2012). ‘Conference sex’. In Meenu and Shruti (Eds), Close, too close: the Tranquebar book of queer erotica (pp. 173-183). Chennai, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Mumbai, New Delhi: Tranquebar.
  • Rees, E. (24 April 2014). ‘The secret academic diary of Emma Rees’. Times Higher Education, pp. 30. View
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