For aspiring academics, there is no better place to make yourself seen and heard than at your discipline’s annual meeting. And even though this meeting may be a short drive away or a long fight across an ocean, the secret is that you are stepping into a sub-culture of its own kind. In hopes that you have a great experience at these important venues and so that you might take one step closer towards a vocation that might only be expressed well in the academy, I’ve linked you below to a website full of great observations about the annual conference experience. I’m heading off to my annual conference, SBL, in a few hours and have printed off a few pages of notes for myself to study along the way. Hope you find this link helpful!
Click here for some great advice on understanding conferencing culture.