Guest post by Christiane Fabíola Momm: Lessons from a peripheral country about how conferences influenced the development of a specific field of knowledge

In this post, Christiane Fabíola Momm discusses the role of conferences in the development of the Urban Planning research field in Brazil

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Figure 1 – Number of ANPUR’s national meetings hosted in Brazil, 1986-2013 (Source: ANPUR, multiple years)

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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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Guest post by Liz Jackson: Theorising Grabs: The gendered experience of unwanted touch at conferences

In this piece Liz Jackson explores the gendered nature of unwanted touching at conferences and reflects on the publication of her recent article “The Smiling Philosopher: Emotional labour, gender and harassment in conference spaces”

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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 Anita Perkins: Moonlighting at academic conferences

In this post Dr. Anita Perkins reflects on what it’s like to find yourself returning to academic life via conferences, and the peculiar joys of forming ‘conferenceships’ with new contacts.

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Anita Perkins at a mobilities conference at Lancaster University 2017 

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