6 Mistakes Conference Delegates Make (and How to Avoid Them)

Research conferences are gold. When it comes to strengthening your work, there aren’t many things that can beat them. Where else can you talk to researchers in your field, expand your social and professional network, promote yourself and discover new streams of thought? All over an exhausting exciting few days. Conferences are your research social…

PaperCrowd: Fixing Call for Papers

PaperCrowd is Ex Ordo’s new, global research conference directory. It fixes the Call for Papers problem. Best of all..it’s free! The Call for Papers problem. Here in Ex Ordo, we’ve worked with hundreds of research conferences since 2008. One thing that has bugged us from the start is how poorly the traditional Call for Papers (CFP) serves…

Presenting do’s & don’ts [Infographic]

Presenting in front of any type of audience can be daunting at the best of times, but being prepared is always half the battle. Recently, the people at Walkerstone created a very clever infographic on what you should and shouldn’t do when presenting to an audience – who knew the average human attention span is now…

Simplify the review process with Ex Ordo

With research conferences, the review process is crucial to developing a strong technical program. Submissions to conferences should be reviewed by experts in each particular topic area.  Reviewers score and grade submissions and make a recommendation for acceptance or rejection to the chair.   Ex Ordo’s platform minimises the pain involved in reviewing. Our aim is to…

How to RSVP using Ex Ordo

When you send an invitation of any kind, you normally would like the invitee to reply by a specific date stating whether they’ll be in attendance or not. The main reason for this is to get a better idea of the number of attendees at your event. It happens with wedding and party invitations, for…

Finding sponsors for your conference

When organising a conference, one of the biggest challenges is getting money “in the bank” early in the process. The biggest revenue generator is normally from delegate registration fees, but this doesn’t come in until very close to the conference day. Before that, there are overheads – venues need a deposit, caterers need to be paid, a…

Who’s involved in running a conference?

There’s a great deal of preparation and planning involved in organising a conference. Once the authors have submitted their paper, the number of people involved in putting the pieces of the jigsaw together all the way to the conference day can vary. In this blog, I’ll give you an insight into how Ex Ordo deals…

Peer review: single vs double blind

Peer review is the process of subjecting an author’s research to the scrutiny of others who are experts in the same field, prior to presenting their work at a conference and/or publication in a journal. The main role of the peer review process is to reinforce the credibility of research by facilitating its’ evaluation and to improve…

Giving back to the research community

Universities all over the world run research weeks for their students and staff. Students also get involved in organising conferences for their faculty. It’s around this time of year that the planning for this years’ event begins. At Ex Ordo, we’re always trying to help the research community in any way we can. Each year,…

Improve peer review with an online tool

  When organising a research conference, the biggest headache often lies with the peer review stage. Technology to assist with the abstract management process wasn’t always as advanced as nowadays. Conference organisers and their admin team were required to manually collect submissions, check each submission complied with the formatting, reject if they did not comply,…