Today marks the start of our third year of editing Conference Inference Blog! In this post we reflect back on another year of blogging on conferences and cast our eyes toward the year ahead.
In this post, J. Daniel Luther discusses the ethos, constraints, and activities of the annual ‘Queer’ Asia conferences and film festival and the struggles and challenges faced therein, including organising across state borders, negotiating financial limitations, and disciplinary boundaries.
In this post the editors of Conference Inference (Emily Henderson and James Burford) consider institutional responses to support academic-carers’ conference attendance.
In this post, the Conference Inference editors discuss what is involved in being a discussant at a conference, and consider the queerness of this role.
In this post James Burford outlines how he has applied Jeffrey Williams’ invitation to ‘teach the university’ to the teaching of conferences in his role as Lecturer in Research Education and Development at La Trobe University.
Can we measure the return on investment of conferences? In this post Donald Nicolson outlines why this question is challenging to answer, and outlines some of the reasons it may not be the best question to ask when thinking about the value of conferences.
In this post James Burford shares his reflections from the Symposium “Early deliberations from a cultural history of the Academic Identities conference” which was presented at the Academic Identities Conference, Hiroshima, in September 2018.