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Blog Post
August 15, 2023

The Future of Annual Meetings and Scholarly Societies

New Report from Ithaka S+R and JSTOR Labs

As the pandemic recedes into memory, scholarly societies find themselves at a crossroads. For the past several years, the decision to hold hybrid or virtual meetings was dictated by outside forces: it is now a matter of choice. Though the virtual meetings of 2020-22 mostly failed to provide the rich social and networking experiences that in-conference meetings provide, they were more accessible to a much wider, and more diverse, community of scholars.
Past Event
January 26, 2023

Sustainable Conference Design of the Future

On January 26 at 4:30 – 6:00 pm CET, Ithaka S+R’s Dylan Ruediger will present insights from Ithaka S+R research at a panel discussion that seeks to answer the following questions: Is a change in conference culture necessary and how can it be achieved? Which perspectives should be taken into account? The panel is part of “Sustainable Conference Design of the Future,” a virtual event focused on the future of conference design and the impacts of COVID-19. Panelists will include…
Blog Post
July 20, 2022

The Many Faces of Meetings

A Taxonomy of Emerging Models for In-Person and Hybrid Conferences

Scholarly conferences are at a crossroads. The pandemic has made it clear that virtual meetings are not only possible, but make conferences more accessible to a broader, and more diverse audience. At the same time, the pandemic has clarified the unique value that in-person meetings offer due to their capacity to leverage physical proximity to promote social engagement, networking, and serendipitous interaction that foster the generation of new ideas. As organizers begin to shift their…