Keeping academia connecting during COVID
Since the start of the pandemic I have been working with multiple scientific societies to help bring their conferences and meetings online.
This involved the development of Web sites that promoted the connectivity and social interactions of conference delegates, despite their remote attendance.
It is important that we keep connecting to provide researchers with opportunities to participate in training, network, and keep on top of new research. Additionally, online conferences have become a more inclusive and accessible platform for researchers across the globe.
In total I have organised and co-organised eight international conferences and have published my findings from my experience to help us make science more inclusive and carbon neutral.
Raby, et al. (2022) An inclusive venue to discuss behavioural biology research: the first global Animal Behaviour Twitter Conference. Animal Behaviour, 187: 191-207
Raby & Madden (2021) Moving academic conferences online: Aids and barriers to delegate participation. Ecology and Evolution, 11 (8): 3646-3655
Raby & Madden (2021) Moving academic conferences online: Understanding patterns of delegate engagement. Ecology and Evolution, 11 (8): 3607-3615