Category Archives: conference papers

the appraisal and rejection of conference abstracts

I had an email recently from an early career researcher who’d just had an abstract for a conference knocked back. When they asked for feedback, they were shocked by what they read. Presumably assuming that the writer would never see … Continue reading

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this academic life – no New Year resolutions, but definitely some reflections and a plan

I don’t have a lot of time for New Year’s resolutions. I don’t spend my time vowing that this will be the year I’ll go back to the gym/stop buying new shoes/finish reading Zizek. At this time of year, I … Continue reading

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#acwrimo work in progress: blogging a paper on blogging

Thesis Whisperer, Inger Mewburn, and Patter, that’s me Pat, are writing a paper for a conference to be held in December. We’ve decided to blog our process as part of our #acwrimo commitment. We put an abstract together as a … Continue reading

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why doctoral researchers should get support for conferences

I’ve recently been told by a number of doctoral researchers that their institutions are pretty mean about funding them to go to conferences to give papers. I’m pretty scandalized by this as it seems to me that it ought to … Continue reading

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rules for conference presentations

Having just returned from a conference where the presentations were a little mixed – to say the least – I was reminded of the reality that conference presentations are not the same as the conference paper. The paper is the … Continue reading

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killing me softly, slide by powerpoint slide

I’m just about to head into another conference. I have to prepare my own presentations over the next few days and it’s made me think about what I loathe about powerpoint and its cousin prezi. I don’t mind a set … Continue reading

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answering audience questions at conferences

As it is now conference season in Europe it seemed appropriate to focus on one of the things that less experienced presenters worry about – what to do if there are tricky questions to answer from the audience.  By and … Continue reading

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when is a conference paper not just a paper?

Doctoral and early career researchers are always encouraged to present their work in conferences, and often the earlier the better. The reasons usually offered are that the conference paper offers an opportunity to communicate about your research and it allows … Continue reading

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