STEMskiller: Skill Set Map for Mentors of Early Career Researchers

RESEARCH AND SCHOLARSHIP: Academic presentations and posters

[Selecting places to present]

Before a conference: selecting conferences

Selecting a conference to attend and/or present at can be overwhelming for students making such decisions the first time, particularly in an environment in which so-called "predatory conferences" cater to early career researchers who need international experience but who are not aware of the nuances of academic life and the functioning of scholarly associations. While mentors should be the primary source for helping mentees decide where to present, the following resources can assist mentees who need assistance with this process.

Useful resources on Selecting Conferences:

Eaton, S.E. (2018). Avoiding predatory journals and questionable conferences: A resource guide. University of Calgaryhttps://files.eric.ed.gov/fulltext/ED579189.pdf

Pages 16-18 discuss the topic of questionable conferences, providing a checklist of questions to ask about a conference before attending on p. 18.

Palmer, J. C. (2016). Navigating your first academic conference. Psychological Science Agenda. https://www.apa.org/science/about/psa/2016/10/academic-conference

Advice applicable to all disciplines, with "how to find conferences" at the top of the article (discipline-specific advice can be ignored; tips are useful for all).

Tags: IPS WC; IPS CritT; IPS IA; IPS IL; PSR ER; CompS

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Author: Stephanie Krueger

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Last Updated: October 21, 2021

 

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