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Promoting Participation Among Peers: Part II (Interview)

14 December 2014

Recently, we interviewed Adrian Segar, author of Conferences That Work, about participant driven conferences. In the first part of this interview, Adrian gave us insight into where the idea for the book came from and his thoughts on the effects of technology on participant driven events. In part 2, we get advice on how these…

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Promoting Participation Among Peers: Part I (Interview)

10 November 2014

The unconference (or participant-driven conference) is a conference format that promotes peer-to-peer learning and collaboration. All delegates are invited to participate. This can be difficult in academic conferencing where the traditional approach is mostly used. Adrian Segar, the author of Conferences That Work: Creating Events That People Love, has kindly given his time to talk about participant-driven…

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Surviving your First Academic Conference (Interview)

21 October 2014

Attending your first conference as a PhD student can be daunting for anyone. Dr. Inger Mewburn, Director of research training at the Australian National University and editor of The Thesis Whisperer, a blog newspaper dedicated to the topic of doing your thesis, has kindly shared some advice on how to approach your first research conference. The Thesis…

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Evaluating the Peer Review Process (Interview)

7 October 2014

The peer review process plays an essential role in almost every academic conference. We’ve spoken about the peer review process on numerous occasions on our blog, but we wanted to get the opinion of someone who reviews abstracts on a regular basis. Scott Eacott has kindly given us insight on his thought about peer review….

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Using Technology to Create an Event Experience (Interview)

16 September 2014

Research conferences are not just about the presentations given, they’re about the whole event experience. Technology can play an integral part in heightening this experience. We recently spoke to J. Damany Daniel, the Chief Imaginator at The Event Nerd, who is a self confessed technology nerd. In 2012, the Special Events Magazine recognised his prowess in…

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