3 WordPress themes for your conference website

The conference website is one of the first major milestones of the planning process (there is more information on all the milestones in our conference planning eBook). We have already discussed what to consider when implementing an effective conference website design in the first part of this blog post. It can be time consuming and costly. But…

Effective Conference Website Designs – Part I

As outlined in the conference planning ebook, the planning of the conference begins approximately 12 months before the conference is due to begin. The conference website is one of the first major milestones of the planning process. The website goes live approximately 8 months before the conference begins (when the Call for Papers is issued) in…

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…

Get more delegates for 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.] Knowing what motivates delegates to attend a particular conference is paramount. We’ve already looked at the…

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…