Suggestions for Conference Organizers

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2 Responses

  1. Frank says:

    Very good ideas. I want to add: make wireless available! There were at least 3 conferences this year I wanted to live-blog, but no wireless was avaialable. If it were, I could have publicized the conference. Also, I and other participants couldn’t keep tabs on what was going on at work.

    Conference organizers: wireless is no longer a luxury, it’s a necessity.

  2. jr. prof. says:

    Agree with all of your ideas, as well as the comment on wireless.

    One additional comment, not only be clear on what you are reimbursing but also don’t be arbitrary about who you are reimbursing. At a recent conference, my expenses weren’t reimbursed but another jr. prof on my same panel (i.e., not a luminary, not a keynote speaker) had his expenses paid – imagine our amusement when we compared notes at the airport and realized this…and both of us thought more poorly of the conference organizer.