Conferences are an important way for researchers to display their research and to stay connected with colleagues in the field. The opportunity to share and discuss research ideas and learn about what other academics have explored are invaluable experiences which further the development of research. An academic conference can be a one-day or multi-day event during which researchers present their work to each other.
This digital Conference Handbook will provide tips and guidelines on how to organise your own conference successfully. We include specific examples from our experience of organising the CLESCon conference in 2021, including email templates and examples that you can use, behind-the-scenes insights into what you should expect and most importantly, a checklist that you can use on the run-up and on the day of the conference to ensure nothing is forgotten! The Handbook focuses on conferences within the University of Exeter organised by postgraduate students. However, the valuable information it contains can be applied to any conference at any University.