The value of conferences?

Really interesting post in Times Higher Education - the right conferences can leave you on a real high, but I've also been to the type described here - which sees only selfish & impolite behaviour... Participating in conferences, symposia and other scholarly forums is a recognised element in the job description…

Work the room?

Interesting. Networking has always been part of academic life, but there's clearly been a shift from finding those 'of similar mind' to those who can help fund your work... A significant number of academics feel it is not part of their job to help businesses bring their research to market,…