The Do’s & Don’ts of Presenting [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…

Removing Reviewing Pain Points with Ex Ordo

With research conferences, the reviewing process is crucial for developing a strong technical program. Submissions to conferences go through a reviewing process by reviewers who are experts in that particular topic area. Reviewing an abstract means reading to a level that you understand what the authors did, why it’s interesting and why it’s important. Reviewers are…

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…

Applying for Sponsorship 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…

The Different Actors Involved in Organising 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…

The Peer Review Process: Single versus 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 The Peer Review Process with an Online System

  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,…

3 Elements of A Successful Conference

Naturally, the more experience you have in organising research conferences the more chance you know how to perfect them. Here are 3 quick tips for you on what shapes a successful conference; apply these elements and you’re halfway there to roaring success! 1. Excellent Planning This is the number 1 rule for organising any conference…

The Benefits of Hiring a Professional Conference Organiser

You’ve taken on the task of organising a research conference and it’s your first time. You’re researching the workload involved, and it seems many industry professionals recommend hiring a Professional Conference Organiser. “I can do it alone” you say, “it could not be that hard?!”. Indeed it may not, however for a first time organiser…