Here’s a great post describing the kind of work you need to do to find conference speakers who aren’t just like you. Say, women, if you’re a man, or conservatives, if you’re left wing yourself. Academic conferences are maybe a little different, since most speakers aren’t invited but selected from the submissions. There are still often keynotes and it can be important to work at getting the call for papers out to as diverse a group as possible.

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  1. Elisa Camahort

    Thanks for the link Jill! And i think you’ve pegged it with your comment on getting the Call for papers out to a diverse group. That is also the job of the organizers IF they care about such diversity of perspective.

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