An ‘Age of Conferencing?’

  • Michael GuestEmail author
Part of the Springer Texts in Education book series (SPTE)


This chapter will discuss some of the reasons behind the current flourishing of academic conferences as a social phenomenon, the related nomenclature, and their importance in establishing an academic identity or presence. We will also look at the typical structure of a conference and offer some pre-conference considerations for both presenters and general participants.

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© Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2018

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of MedicineUniversity of MiyazakiMiyazakiJapan

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