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,…

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…

Should you hire an event professional?

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…

Peer review: a global view 2016

Taylor & Francis Peer Review: A Global View 2016 insight supplement into peer review was released last month. The review followed on from their 2015 study that took a look into authors, reviewers and journal editors opinions of the existing peer review process. The latest review, released in July (2016), asked researchers globally to take…

5 tips to encourage conference networking

[July 2017 Update: Ex Ordo announce PaperCrowd, the free research conference directory. You can add your event for free in a couple of minutes. Researchers can see who is following your event, to encourage greater participation and networking. ] In this digital world we live in we are constantly networking. This means of course that we…

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…