Convener.Co - Conferences & Calls Together At Last #swmelbourne #startup

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Convener.Co matches academics and researchers with opportunities to publish their work.

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Convener.Co - Conferences & Calls Together At Last #swmelbourne #startup

  1. 1. Conferences and calls. Together at last.
  2. 2. Joyce Strategy, Project Mgmt, Biz Dev & Marketing Lindsay Front End Dev & Biz Dev Reema Data Research & Marketing Mark Back End Dev Kav Front End Dev Extraordinaire
  3. 3. 32 years
  4. 4. Problem
  5. 5. Today
  6. 6. How do you currently discover conferences & calls? Social media, Word of mouth, Professional associations, Specific websites, Emails, Listservs, Local network of e-learning at universities in Denmark, colleagues..., Newsletters, Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Google+, direct emails, hashtags, Association of Internet Researchers (air) email list. ECREA European Communication Research and Education Association email list. CSAA - Cultural Studies Association of Australasia list. MeCCSA - Media, Communication and Cultural Studies Association (UK based) list, HDR lists from Deakin and Centre for Creative Industries, Social media, Word of mouth, Professional associations, Specific websites, Emails, Listservs, colleagues..., Newsletters, Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Google+, direct emails, hashtags, Social media, Word of mouth, Professional associations, Specific websites, Emails, Listservs, Local network of e-learning at universities in Denmark, colleagues..., Newsletters, Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Google+, direct emails, hashtags, Association of Internet Researchers (air) email list. ECREA European Communication Research and Education Association email list. CSAA - Cultural Studies Association of Australasia list. MeCCSA - Media, Communication and Cultural Studies Association (UK based) list, HDR lists from Deakin and Centre for Creative Industries, Social media, Word of mouth, Professional associations, Specific websites, Emails, Listservs, colleagues...,
  7. 7. How do you currently discover conferences & calls? Social media, Word of mouth, Professional associations, Specific websites, Emails, Listservs, Local network of e-learning at universities in Denmark, colleagues..., Newsletters, Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Google+, direct emails, hashtags, Association of Internet Researchers (air) email list. ECREA European Communication Research and Education Association email list. CSAA - Cultural Studies Association of Australasia list. MeCCSA - Media, Communication and Cultural Studies Association (UK based) list, HDR lists from Deakin and Centre for Creative Industries, Social media, Word of mouth, Professional associations, Specific websites, Emails, Listservs, colleagues..., Newsletters, Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Google+, direct emails, hashtags, Social media, Word of mouth, Professional associations, Specific websites, Emails, Listservs, Local network of e-learning at universities in Denmark, colleagues..., Newsletters, Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Google+, direct emails, hashtags, Association of Internet Researchers (air) email list. ECREA European Communication Research and Education Association email list. CSAA - Cultural Studies Association of Australasia list. MeCCSA - Media, Communication and Cultural Studies Association (UK based) list, HDR lists from Deakin and Centre for Creative Industries, Social media, Word of mouth, Professional associations, Specific websites, Emails, Listservs, colleagues..., “It’s pretty ad-hoc, really…”
  8. 8. Anually 89% Miss Out
  9. 9. 30 Million academics 100.000+ conferences
  10. 10. 30 Million academics 60 Million Publishing opportunities
  11. 11. Our Competition
  12. 12. Our Competition
  13. 13. Our Competition
  14. 14. Need?
  15. 15. Find out about CfPs!! “Intuitive & easy to use” “Find by discipline & keywords” “Alert me” “Find by location and date”
  16. 16. “Ability to Track” “Be smart and learn what is of interest to me” “See who else is going”
  17. 17. Convener.Co
  18. 18. Future
  19. 19. Crowdsourced listings Social snowball effect Bookmarklet & email forward Work with users
  20. 20. Intelligence $200 Claim a conf Last minute deals Kickstart a conf $7/yr Alerts &
  21. 21. Conferences and calls. Together at last. http://convener.co twitter: @convenerco

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