Academic conferences pivot, continue plans for conferences as COVID-19 situation develops

September 14, 2021
In a new article, Colleen Flaherty of Inside Higher Ed examines the plans and future of academic conferences. Some conferences are continuing to plan for in-person conferences, as participants have missed the in-person experiences. Flaherty describes the responses of various associations, which have had to plan and schedule conferences during COVID-19, and the reasons behind their planning process. Flaherty also discusses the challenges of hybrid models, which are often cost prohibitive and can become impossible from a logistics point of view. However, she notes that these models are welcomed by many scholars due to the flexibility and lower cost of attendance. Inside Higher Ed (Editorial)