Organizing Scientific Meetings

Organizing Scientific Meetings

by August Epple
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521589193

ISBN-13: 9780521589192

Pub. Date: 06/30/2008

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

In spite of new, technologically advanced means of communication, the demand for face-to-face interaction among scientists is as great as ever. In this concise, yet thorough work, the author offers invaluable guidance for organizers of all sizes of scientific meetings. With good humor and attention to detail, the author covers all critical issues that a meeting

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In spite of new, technologically advanced means of communication, the demand for face-to-face interaction among scientists is as great as ever. In this concise, yet thorough work, the author offers invaluable guidance for organizers of all sizes of scientific meetings. With good humor and attention to detail, the author covers all critical issues that a meeting organizer must address, including program development, site and participant selection, and budget management. Throughout, author Epple, a veteran of hundreds of meetings, draws attention to many seemingly small, but crucial aspects of meeting planning ranging from name tags to fund raising. This resource will prove to be an indispensable tool for meeting organizers.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521589192
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
06/30/2008
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
200
Product dimensions:
6.85(w) x 9.72(h) x 0.43(d)

Table of Contents

Preface; 1. Introduction: What can go wrong?; 2. The decision: To run or not to run; 3. Scientific and related events: variety delights; 4. Social events: something for every taste and budget; 5. The program: how to accommodate pigs in a poke; 6. Selection of the meeting site: a touch of Russian roulette; 7. The dates of the meeting: you can't win; 8. Publications: cruel and unusual punishment; 9. Selection of participants: how to lose old friends and make new enemies; 10. Committees: you have to live with them; 11. Accompanists: you better love'm; 12. Office and staff: don't take chances; 13. The budget: a jungle with pitfalls; 14. Fund raising: some would rather see their dentist; 15. Allocation of travel support: not much fun either; 16. Schedule of preparations: from dream to reality; 17. Announcements and other information: clarity pays; 18. Design of forms, name tags, tickets, signs and stickers: how about using some common sense?; 19. Satellite meetings: think twice; 20. Checklist of important no-nos; List of appendixes; Appendixes A-R; Index.

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