Things to Do When Attending Academic Conferences

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Conferences are very vital if you are interested in becoming a pro in your field; more so, it is a fascinating opportunity to meet with new individuals, learn some new stuff, and so on.

However, there is a lot of hard work to be done. Attending a conference is more than just flying down to the venue, take a seat and listen. No! You have a role to play as you must not only pass through the conference, the conference must pass through you too.

While there are different roles you are to play before, during and after the conference, we will be limiting this post to what you are to do during the conference. But rest assured, we will talk more on the other aspects in our other blog posts. So, don’t be far from here.

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Event Organizer’s Guide to Engaging Attendees in Academic Conferences [PDF]

Quick guide to engaging attendees

 

You may have already successfully overcome the hurdle of planning a conference. But, that is only the first bit of the hard parts. The second most challenging thing when it comes to conferences are getting your attendees engaged with the content and ongoings of your conference and make sure they stay that way from start to finish.

Engaging an academic group of people may be slightly more intricate process compared to engaging a general audience. The key point to remember here is that academicians often seek for value in information and tend to connect with new people in order to gain knowledge from them.

With this quick guide, you can come up with engaging activities that can help keep your audience’s attention fully on the happenings at your conference.

 

 


Autodesk University Conferences by Autodesk – A Case Study

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Autodesk University conferences is for users who have found creative ways to integrate and use Autodesk software in your real-life projects and developed processes that improve company workflows and efficiency. People can contribute to Autodesk University (AU) and join the leading community of Autodesk experts who are shaping industries and pushing design and engineering software to its limits.

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National LGBTQ Health Conference 2019 by Emory University – A Case Study

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National LGBTQ Health Conference is an interdisciplinary forum that provides an opportunity for presentation and discussion of current health research and programs for LGBTQ adults and adolescents with the overall goal of addressing health inequities for this highly impacted group.

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Things To Keep in Mind when Attending Academic Conferences

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As a member of the academic society, attending seminars and conferences are an integral part of life. However, like all other formal events, there are unspoken rules for such things and it is important for you as a member of the scholarly community to know them like the back of your hand.

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Tips for Designing Research Posters

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Poster designing is an all-embracing approach to display your activeness and hard work, notably if you are just springing into the research. They are much headache-free and less complicated way to deliver your actual message to the audience when compared to the oral presentations. However, it still presents valuable practices and excellent networking opportunities at expressing your obligation.

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