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…

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…

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,…

Conference Organizing Made Simple with the help of Mobile Apps

There used to be a time that organizing conferences required an army, equipped with standard phones, notepads or notebooks, different colored ink pens and highlighters. A list of people invited to the conference was always on hand and every update and announcement had to be delivered to each attendee through email, text or a phone…

The conference is over: 5 things to do before you celebrate

After months of blood, sweat and tears, your research conference has finally been wrapped up! It came and passed without a hiccup, participants seemed to enjoy themselves and the guest speakers went down a storm. Success! While you’re close to the finish line, your work isn’t quite done yet. Below are five essentials to look…

How to Handle the Conference Q&A Session

Being accepted to present your work at a conference is a big achievement. You get to showcase your work to a larger audience. However, the Q&A session is just as important as the presentation itself. Here are some tips on how to handle the conference Q&A session. Set your stall out early Before you begin your presentation,…

Is Peer Review Productive?

Peer review is the evaluation of an abstract or paper by work by other people with a competence on the topic in the same field of research. It is usually either single-blind reviewed, double-blind reviewed or open reviewed. Every reviewer commits to provide timely and detailed feedback for authors. The main goal of peer reviewing is to increase the…

Are Research Conferences Embracing Technology?

When it comes to academic conferences, the general consensus is they are more reluctant to change compared to the general events industry. Some practices have been in place for decades. While technology is not necessarily a new phenomenon, the conference industry has not been known for embracing a lot of change. The question is, is…