5 ways data can help you improve your conference

Designed by Freepik As a conference organiser, you need to make sure you continuously improve your research conference. One of the best ways to assess event success and identify areas of improvement is by monitoring key metrics to harness the power of data. We’ve identified five ways you can use data before, during and after your conference…

Choosing the right metrics to assess your conference

Just like any other event, academic conferences need to innovate, adapt and evolve to fully meet their purpose: advance research and be a place for researchers to learn, network and progress. One of the challenges conference organisers face is to improve their conference year after year and maximise attendees’ engagement and satisfaction. That’s when data…

Crafting The Perfect Call for Papers (with Template)

In order to collect submissions for your conference, you’ll need to send a Call for Papers or Call for Abstracts. This is an email that will announce your conference and the start of submissions to researchers who might be interested in presenting. Since it will be sent to hundreds or even thousands of recipients, you need…

Announcing new features: Tracks, Custom Fields, Split Abstracts and Do Not Review

2015 got off to a great start for Ex Ordo! Our platform has seen some major enhancements: we’ve released new features to improve how we support conferences with complex processes. Tracks allows you to manage multiple streams for your conferences, and set different deadlines, topics, reviewers and chairs for each track. Custom fields makes it possible to customise the submission process and ask…

8 inspiring examples of conference websites

[updated: 28th April 2016] Figuring out what to put on your website and how to design it can be tricky, particularly if you’ve never done it before. We’ve put together a list of eight examples of efficient conference websites to give you some inspiration. We’ve also included examples of websites for non-academic conferences, which tend to have…

Organising a Student-led Symposium

Torsten Geelan is a PhD student in the Sociology Department in Cambridge University, U.K. He chaired the ‘Crisis & Social Change: Towards Alternative Horizons’ Conference in 2014, the first conference organised by graduates in his department. Torsten has kindly given us an insight into organising a student-led symposium. Overcoming Time Constraints While this was the first conference Torsten…

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,…

A short guide to creating an efficient website

Your conference website is one of the first milestones of the conference planning process (download our conference planning ebook to get more details on all the milestones). Anyone looking for information on your conference will start by looking up for your website in a search engine. Your website is a major promotional tool and will…