Virtual Conferences: Guides and Links
Virtual Conferences: A Guide to Best Practices
Created by the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), this extensive guide to virtual conferences provides readers with detailed information on how to create an engaging and inclusive small, medium, or large virtual conference.
AAR/WR 2020 Virtual Conference Report and Guide
The Preliminary Report on AAR/WR's first Virtual Conference, which took place March 13-15, 2020, includes guidelines on how to create a virtual conference. The complete report is available here.
AAR/WR’s First Virtual Conference Preliminary Report is also included in the Association for Computing Machinery's (ACM) 2020 guide to Virtual Conferences (see section on Experience Reports).
AAR/WR 2020 Virtual Conference Program
AAR/WR's first virtual conference took place on March 13-15, 2020. This link provides readers with the full program.
University of California, Santa Barbara: "The Conference of the Future"
A leading academic institution in the study of environmental sustainability, the University of California, Santa Barbara's (UCSB) Environmental Humanities Institute began a series of virtual conferences in 2016. Here is a link explaining the work. A page to an actual virtual conference, which may serve as a model for other conferences, is accessible here: "Climate Futures" website.
Ithaka S+R October 2021 Long Study and Report on the Future of the Annual Meeting
This report includes extensive data collected on various directions associations are taking in preparation for virtual meetings of the future. The study looks at platforms, registration, attendance, programming formats (including research-oriented sessions, social and networking events, professional development activities, exhibit halls, and governance), and temporal experimentation used by a variety of academic associations:
The Future of the Annual Meeting
Other Helpful Links for AAR/WR Members
AAR Website: http://www.aarweb.org/
Wabash Center for Teaching and Learning in Theology and Religion: http://www.wabashcenter.wabash.edu/
AAR Student Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/aarstudentmembers/
AAR Western Region Student Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/aarwr