The Ideal Conference

Let’s figure out what the ideal moderately-sized academic conference with, say, 30 to 40 participants, would be like. There are various factors to consider, including, but probably not limited to:

location, timing, participants, conference structure, breadth of topics, advanced preparation, materials for participants, session formats, conference norms, policies, costs, publicity, on-site management, accommodations, amenities, accessibility, technology, duration, meals, extra-curricular activities, publications, post-conference follow-up, etc.

Conference-goers, what do you like, or dislike, in regards to some of these (or other) aspects of conferences?

(modification of a photo by Simon C. May)

(modification of a photo by Simon C. May)

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