MARCH 26, 2018)
There really is no ideal time to drop everything and travel across the country to spend three days hobnobbing with strangers when you have a ton of writing and grading to do. Yet scholarly conferences remain a rite of passage — one that some academics enjoy but most endure.
Pre-tenure faculty members, new Ph.D.s, and graduate students have the most to gain from conferencegoing — and the most to learn about how to make the experience professionally useful. I offer my best practices on that front here, and encourage readers to share their own tips in the comments below…(Click here to see the full article)