Guest post by Ali black: Connection, companionship, caring, conversation… and ‘confer’-encing

In this post Ali Black describes her longing for connections with other academics that are based on care and conversation. Grounding her desire within her own story of academic becoming, Ali then outlines her own initiative to create an alternative type of academic gathering.

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‘Feminist conference time’, or why feminist conferences feel so necessary and yet seem to get in the way of work

Emily Henderson discusses feminist conferences and temporalities, in relation to her new publication ‘Feminist conference time: aiming (not) to have been there’

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Guest post by Mark Dunford: ‘UnTold’ – Lessons from an Unconference

What are ‘unconferences’, and how might they differ from traditional conference formats? In this post Mark Dunford reflects on his experiences leading UnTold, a participant driven Unconference about Digital Storytelling.

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Guest post by Nidhi S. Sabharwal: Mind the Gap – Gendered and Caste-based Disparities in Access to Conference Opportunities

In an interview with Conference Inference editor Emily Henderson, Nidhi S. Sabharwal discussed inequalities of access to conference opportunities in India.

Figure 1: Participation in Conferences by Gender (in a high-prestige institution)
Figure 1: Participation in Conferences by Gender (in a high-prestige institution)

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