What’s the point of conferences?

Now there is a question for you to mull over!! We have set up a conference blog for Edmedia 2008 (there is still time to submit something! its in Vienna, got great keynotes, good line up of topics and papers…. not that i am trying to do a selling job or anything!!!) and I’ve posed this question  so answers welcome on that site!

5 Responses to “What’s the point of conferences?”

  1. Martin Says:


  2. Gráinne Says:

    yes i think you might have a valid suggestion there Martin, although wine comes to mind as well…. ;-)

  3. Sarah Stewart Says:

    For me, it is about networking - finding people who can help me or I can help - opportunities for collaboration or ‘just’ chances to make new professional friendships. I’m afraid, it’s also an opportunity for self-promotion and to put something on my CV - increasing my research outputs. Finally, its a legitimate reason for getting a few days to myself away from my family!!

  4. Gráinne Says:

    all good reasons Sarah!

  5. e4innovation.com » Blog Archive » Edmedia blog Says:

    […] 23 February 2008, Gráinne @ 12:08 pm I’ve had some interesting replies to my question ‘What’s the point of conferences?’. ‘Beer’ was Martin’s suggestion - thanks for that Martin ;-) Sarah came up with […]

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