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Conference Planning

Women in the Room: Part 1 – The Value of Gender-Balanced Conference Panels

Women in the Room: Part 1 – The Value of Gender-Balanced Conference Panels

Do you know the name Brownie Wise?   Many people know what tupperwares are – but shake their head when asked if they are familiar with Brownie Wise. When Earl Tupper founded Tupperware in 1942, despite the ingenuity of the product, he was having...
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Dealing with Co-Presenter Scheduling

Dealing with Co-Presenter Scheduling

When you’ve settled on a list of conference abstracts that are going to make it to the conference as papers / topics to be presented, you know you aren’t out of the weeds yet. In many academic conferences there might be a lead presenter and a co-presenter....
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Generate Buzz for Your Conference

Generate Buzz for Your Conference

Planning a conference is a stressful undertaking. Even when you have the best speakers and best content, ensuring your audience makes a good showing is never a guarantee. Armed with your conference abstracts, you have an extra tool at your disposal to...
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What to Include in an Abstract Book

What to Include in an Abstract Book

An abstract book is a collection of scientific abstracts compiled in a booklet and is intended for use by attendants of a conference where the various abstracts therein included will be presented. It usually contains abstracts within a specific area covered...
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Why We Have Speaker Disclosures

Why We Have Speaker Disclosures

Speaker disclosures are forms that are given in advance to a speaker to fill in before attending a conference. Generally, it requires the speaker to declare information pertaining to any conflict in relation to the presentation, what he/she will/will...
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The Voice for Conference Planners

The Voice for Conference Planners

The goal of this blog is to talk about the problems faced by conference planners and organizers. A conference may only be a few hours long or span a few days, but the preparation can often take a full year. The job of the conference planner is one at...
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