Paradigms of conference questioners

The question and answer part of delivering a conference paper is often the most nerve-wracking aspect for presenters. It can be a chance for interesting and thoughtful discussion that frequently highlights new or different perspectives within our work. But all-too-often it becomes a showcase for various paradigms of conference questioners.   We firstly have the…

Conference Terror

Working in academia we’re often told that conferences are one of the most enjoyable and essential parts of research life: not only do they provide vital networking opportunities, presenting experience, and the chance to engage in a dialogue about one’s work, conferences also establish a sense of community in the world of research. However, as…