This book is aiming to respond to the following needs: - Many other presentation books on the market are aimed at people in business - this book is aimed specifically at postgraduate research students. - Undergraduate books in the area (such as the author's Palgrave book), do not cover the specifics of presenting at a postgraduate conference - this book does (including writing your abstract, submitting your paper, preparing your presentation and visual aids, speaking to your audience, handling questions). We have an older book which was aimed at this market from Kerry Shepard (2005) that sold nearly 1600 copies, so we could think of this as a replacement for that. - It will be the most up to date book that specifically deals with poster presentations, a very common form of presentation at academic conferences.

Calls for Papers: How the Conference System Works

It would be so refreshing if this bit of life were as simple as the title of this chapter suggests: ‘calls for papers’ would go out to every person who could in any conceivable way be interested in contributing to a conference, and those whose expertise perfectly matched the theme and topic areas of a conference would submit an abstract or synopsis, asking to present. Of course, life is never that simple; indeed, even the terminology can be off-putting for those without experience. Experienced academics know that a ‘call for papers’ is the stage in the process of arranging a conference when the theme and, often, some topic areas (however loosely defined) have been decided upon ...

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