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How many conferences did you submit to before you had an accept?
Posted 04 February 2012 - 04:53 AM
Posted 04 February 2012 - 06:37 AM
I have yet to submit anything during graduate school since my research is a HUGE departure from what I did back then.
Posted 04 February 2012 - 06:58 AM
I've only applied to one conference since starting my M.A., and I got accepted to that conference...but the theme was pretty much tailor made for a paper I had already written for a seminar, so it was a very good fit. (read: high chance of success)
Posted 12 February 2012 - 05:33 PM
Then I aimed to present at smaller, regional or specialized sub-fields' conferences. In two weeks I have my first professional conference - it focuses on a sub-field of anthropology. I received help from one of the professors I did research for. To help me get started he made me a co-author in the paper I am presenting (there will be 4 of us, our professor and three of us research assistants on the paper as co-authors. But since I'm the only RA left I am going to present it.)
I don't think it's too difficult. I'm an UG still and the paper I am presenting focuses on research I did as an UG. But, I agree with the above post - it depends on the field and what kind of conferences you're hoping to get into.
Posted 13 February 2012 - 09:44 PM
It is nice to hear other people's experience with this.
Posted 13 March 2012 - 06:58 PM
Posted 23 March 2012 - 04:01 AM
Edited by NeuroGal, 23 March 2012 - 04:04 AM.
Posted 23 March 2012 - 04:04 AM
Edited by NeuroGal, 23 March 2012 - 04:05 AM.
Posted 23 March 2012 - 04:51 AM
I attribute the acceptance of my proposals to having research interests that fit nicely into the themes of the two conferences.
I've heard and read that, at least in the field of history, the way to go is to organize a panel and to fit your paper proposal as part of the plan.
In the effort to create an “instant history” with which we could live and prosper, our early historians intentionally placed our early national heroes and leaders beyond the pale of criticism. . . . And this distorted image of them has not only created a gross historical fallacy, but it has also rendered it utterly impossible to deal with our past in terms of the realities that existed at that time. To put it another way, our romanticizing about the history of the late eighteenth century has prevented our recognizing the fact that the founding fathers made serious mistakes that have greatly affected the course of our national history from that time to the present.
John Hope Franklin, ISBN-0807115479, p. 154.
Posted 01 May 2012 - 10:47 PM
If you have had multiple submissions rejected, ask your advisor (or even a few of your peers) to look at your abstract/submission. After all, like muc of academic writing, conference proposals have their own accepted formula and formatting. You should also try Googling "how to write a conference proposal." Good luck!!
Edited by natsteel, 01 May 2012 - 10:48 PM.
Posted 03 May 2012 - 08:02 PM
I echo a few sentiments expressed by others:
1. Submit to conferences that are very relevant to your work.
2. Write a compelling abstract. I think academicians can be too stiff in their abstract writing. I have submitted many abstracts for conferences in the industrial world with a very high acceptance rate and find that many authors don't spend enough time fine-tuning the abstract.
3. As an unknown - follow the rules of submission (cover pages, length, file formats, deadlines) to the "T" and be especially courteous and thorough in communications.
IMHO, with the exception of the most select conferences, a good paper topic, with a well-written abstract stands a good chance of acceptance even by a lesser known (or even unknown) author.
Edited by TheFez, 03 May 2012 - 08:03 PM.
Posted 12 July 2012 - 01:15 PM
Posted 13 July 2012 - 02:34 AM
BSc (Physics & Astronomy) UBC 2010; MSc (Astronomy) at Queen's 2012
Feel free to message me about any of these schools, or about applying to US schools as a Canadian!
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