Doctor Zen’s insight on Poster Presentation (Interview)

The poster presentation offers a different medium to present your research in a conference setting to that of the oral session. It is a visually effective communication tool and allows one-to-one interaction with conference attendees who are interested in your research. Zen Faulkes has kindly taken time out to help us get a better understanding of…

How to Attract Delegates to your Conference

Knowing what motivates delegates to attend a particular conference is paramount. We’ve already looked at the importance of a having a compelling website. In this post, we focus more on the personal motivations of delegates attending your conference. Location, Location, Location The location of the conference can have an important bearing on whether a delegate…

Counting the Conference Cash

In our most recent posts, we have talked about ways of using Twitter to create a buzz around your conference, general ways to promote your conference and how to make your Call for Papers stand out. Before you start any promoting however, a budget needs to be put in place. Below are just some of…

Creating a Conference buzz with Twitter

It is important to use the most cost-effective methods to promote your conference. One of these ways is via Twitter. There are numerous benefits to using Twitter for your conference – here are some of the main ones.   The Power of Recommendations Recommendations are very powerful. A recommendation that a delegate gets from a trusted source…

Why Conferences Matter

IEEE is one of the largest organisers of research conferences in the world. They sponsor approximately 1400 conferences every year, and have created a fantastic video on why conferences matter. Video courtesy of IEEE.tv The conference setting is essentially the social platform for researchers. Researchers spend most of their time working behind a computer screen,…

Benefits of Online Conference Proceedings

With the huge growth of technology in the past 10 years, almost everything has an online equivalent. You can order your dinner, pay a bill or even talk to friends online. Conferences are no different. There are countless benefits to publishing online. We have outlined some of these below. Reduce costs Online proceedings can increase the…

Tips for a better Conference Call

When organising a large conference, a Chair will usually have a committee to help them with some of the day-to-day tasks. As committee members may be spread across a State or country, it is not always viable for everyone to meet at one particular location. This has increased the popularity of conference calls. A conference…

Benefits and drawbacks of single-blind peer review

In our recent posts, we have discussed both what’s involved in both double-blind peer review and open reviewing. The third, and so far most common, form of reviewing is the single-blind peer review. A single-blind peer review keeps the identity of the reviewer anonymous, but the authors name and affiliation are on the paper. Like the other forms…

Creating a Conference Environment that Delegates look for

There are many different conferences happening all over the world in your sector – the problem from a delegate’s point of view is which one to choose to attend. They want to attend the one that will give them the most “bang for their buck” and have the perfect conference environment. You (as Chair) don’t…