Conferences & Conference Papers


Finding a Conference - Daniel Lanza, CGU Writing Center

Being successful in applying to present at conferences depends on finding conferences that are a good fit for your specific interests and area of research.

Conference Paper Types

Confused about the difference between standard presentations, roundtable discussions, poster talks, panel discussions, and workshops? This page will help you get them all straight.

Conference Proposals and Abstracts - by Writing Center Staff

Learn techniques to help you get your paper accepted by a conference committee. If you're just looking for sample proposals, you may head straight to our sample conference proposal page.

Preparing Papers for Conferences in the Humanities - by Writing Center Staff

This page outlines some concerns specific to students presenting papers in the Humanities.

Preparing Papers for Conferences in the Social Sciences - by Writing Center Staff

This page outlines some concerns specific to students presenting papers in the Social Sciences.

Tips for Delivering Conference Papers - by Writing Center Staff

Polish your delivery by practicing some of these presentation skills before you give your paper.

"How to Give an Academic Talk: Changing the Culture of Public Speaking in the Humanities" (Copyright 1998-2004, Paul N. Edwards. All rights reserved). An excellent article on giving interesting and informative papers located on the Society for the History of Technology website.

Tips for Commentators/Respondents - compiled by Writing Center Staff from a survey of recent CGU Ph.D.s

Are you serving as a respondent or presenting a paper on a panel that will have a commentator? Here are some helpful tips for approaching these roles in a mutually beneficial manner.


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