5 Brilliant Ways To Encourage Conference Networking

In this digital world we live in we are constantly networking. This means of course that we are always ‘switched on’, thanks to social media and our smart devices. However it also means that face-to-face networking happens less frequently than it once would have. With this in mind, it’s important to remember that for many…

Websites to Promote Your Conference

One of our most popular articles to date has been List of Conference Announcement Sites to Promote Your Call For Papers. With this in mind, I decided to update this list with some new additions! If you have any suggestions for further additions, simply get in touch with me here. Many conference organisers find it difficult to…

Must-Have Peer Review System Features

If you’ve organised a research conference in the past, you will be aware of the mammoth amount of work involved in the abstract management process. Indeed, while of course the entire process is an enormous task, it’s the peer review phase that takes up the greatest effort. So you’re seeking a peer review system, but…

Tips for Organizing Panel Discussions

Panel discussions are a great way of getting a wide range of viewpoints from experts in a specific field. In this article, I touch on some of the essential elements you need to consider when putting together a panel discussion. Like any event, panel discussions need to be well planned and thought-out. The Format First thing’s first, choose…

3 Ways of Promoting your Conference!

You could be planning the best research conference the world has ever seen, but if no one knows about it then what is the point? Nowadays, in this ‘digital era’, there are lots of ways to promote your conference. In this article, I share with you 3 tips for promoting your conference… These are cost effective too!…

Manage Abstract Submissions Efficiently!

Perhaps you’ve organized many research conferences in the past, or indeed this may be your first. Either way, are you wondering if you need an online abstract submissions system? Well, what if I said you would be crazy not to consider one. An online abstract submissions system can eliminate over 90% of your admin time…

Failing to Plan is Planning to Fail!

A great conference cannot be achieved without great planning! As we have said a number of times; Failing to plan, is planning to fail! Before you do anything, you should take time to carefully plan out your conference. Do so by giving yourself enough time in advance to outline everything you expect to be involved. The initial conference…

10 Ways To Make Your Conference Great

Organizing a research conference is a wonderful thing to have on your CV… But it is no easy task. We here at Ex Ordo have worked with hundreds of conferences all around the world, including 11 of the top 20 universities. We understand of the importance of organizing a great conference, but are aware of the amount of hard…

Key Takeaways of Our Top 3 Articles

Here at The Conference Mentor we aim to bring you tips and advice for organising and promoting conferences. Let’s take a look at the top three most popular articles over the past year, and summarise the key takeaways. #1 Organising a Conference? Here are some tips to rise to the challenge.  Organising an academic conference involves a…

[Infographic] Benefits of Online Abstract Management

On one hand, many research conference Chairs have to juggle the organisation of their event with a full time job as academics. This means they can’t afford to waste time on admin work that has little added value. On the other hand, putting together a technical programme involves a lot of tasks that can be…