Must-have peer review system features

If you’ve organised a research conference in the past, you will be aware of the mammoth amount of work involved in the abstract management process. Indeed, while of course the entire process is an enormous task, it’s the peer review phase that takes up the greatest effort. So you’re seeking a peer review system, but…

Tips for organizing panel discussions

Panel discussions are a great way of getting a wide range of viewpoints from experts in a specific field. In this article, I touch on some of the essential elements you need to consider when putting together a panel discussion. Like any event, panel discussions need to be well planned and thought-out. The Format First thing’s first, choose…

3 ways to promote your conference!

  [July 2017 Update: Ex Ordo announce PaperCrowd, the free research conference directory. Promote your conference to the global research community for free. Add your event in a couple of minutes. You can read how PaperCrowd improves the Call for Papers here.] You could be planning the best research conference the world has ever seen, but if no…

Manage abstract submissions efficiently!

Perhaps you’ve organized many research conferences in the past, or indeed this may be your first. Either way, are you wondering if you need an online abstract submissions system? Well, what if I said you would be crazy not to consider one. An online abstract submissions system can eliminate over 90% of your admin time…

Failing to plan is planning to fail!

A great conference cannot be achieved without great planning! As we have said a number of times; Failing to plan, is planning to fail! Before you do anything, you should take time to carefully plan out your conference. Do so by giving yourself enough time in advance to outline everything you expect to be involved. The initial conference…

10 ways to make your conference great

Organizing a research conference is a wonderful thing to have on your CV… But it is no easy task. We here at Ex Ordo have worked with hundreds of conferences all around the world, including 11 of the top 20 universities. We understand of the importance of organizing a great conference, but are aware of the amount of hard…

Key Takeaways of Our Top 3 Articles

Here at The Conference Mentor we aim to bring you tips and advice for organising and promoting conferences. Let’s take a look at the top three most popular articles over the past year, and summarise the key takeaways. #1 Organising a Conference? Here are some tips to rise to the challenge.  Organising an academic conference involves a…

[Infographic] Benefits of Online Abstract Management

On one hand, many research conference Chairs have to juggle the organisation of their event with a full time job as academics. This means they can’t afford to waste time on admin work that has little added value. On the other hand, putting together a technical programme involves a lot of tasks that can be…

The Perfect IEEE Peer Review System

Since 2013, we’ve been attending IEEE’s Panel of Conference Organizers (POCO) as a preferred partner for IEEE, participating in panels on peer review. At this year’s POCO in Glasgow, we had the opportunity to lead a group session with IEEE volunteers. We asked the participants what would be the characteristics of the perfect Peer Review…

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…