Anniversary Guest Post by Valerie Hey: Conference Inference – a critical creative space for considering ‘the conference’

To mark the first anniversary of the ‘Conference Inference’ blog, we invited Valerie Hey, seasoned commentator of academic culture, to respond to the collective statement that the posts convey so far…

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Conference Inference anniversary: A year of blogging the world of conferences

Today marks one year since we launched Conference Inference Blog! In this post we reflect back on a year of blogging and look forward to where we are going next.

 

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Conference Inference editors Emily and Jamie – then and now!

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‘Academics in the arena’ – showcasing conferences research at SRHE 2017

Emily Henderson writes on fulfilling her dream of convening a symposium on conferences research at the Society for Research into Higher Education annual conference

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‘Academics in the Arena’: Marie-Pierre Moreau, James Burford, Helen Perkins, Emily Henderson, Pauline Reynolds, Nicholas Rowe, Barbara Read (left to right)

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Guest post by Lizzie Deeble: Hanging on every word – reflections from the 2017 Action Duchenne Conference

Lizzie Deeble writes about her first experience at a conference, where she found she was attending as a parent, a carer, and an individual in her own right.

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Guest post by Holly Henderson: ‘Going to’ a conference? Place-ness, placeless-ness, and the conference

Holly Henderson explores the concept of place in relation to conference geographies.

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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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