Category Archives: conference

conference tips – the old-school handout

We’ve all been to that conference session where the presenter puts up a slide with a really complicated table. Or a very dense set of quotations. They don’t do this to deliberately confuse people or give them eye strain – … Continue reading

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flip your presentation format

Conference presentations. We almost always have one coming up somewhere. So we are often thinking about how best to organise what we have to say. Now, there’s a lot written about conference presentations and what can go wrong with them. … Continue reading

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going to a huge conference

I’m at a conference. A huge, utterly ginormous, gobsmackingly giant North American conference. As only the North Americans can do. It takes up a whole downtown conference centre and the meeting rooms of two additional hotels. The five-day conference runs … Continue reading

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academics behaving badly – calling out the Cleverclogs

Continuing the occasional series on bad academic behaviour.  The Drs Cleverclog are well known in academic circles. A very large extended family of know-it-alls. At least one of them makes their presence known at every conference, meeting and large academic … Continue reading

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live blogging academic writing – an un-conference

This week I am running an academic writing course at The University of Iceland. Ive been running academic writing courses here for some years but usually I just do a week long programme about writing a journal article. This time … Continue reading

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a conference paper? it may be five texts, not one…

Conference season begins again. Well it certainly seems that way – there are lots of calls around for papers, workshops and posters. A conference paper seems like an easy thing to do. Just write the abstract, then write the actual … Continue reading

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choosing a conference

I’ve recently been asked how new PhDers ought to go about choosing academic conferences. Here goes… Because conferences are discipline specific, you really do need to talk with your supervisor and your peers about which are the best conferences to … Continue reading

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