Conal Conference Alerts

Academic Conferences Worldwide

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The Conal brand

The phrase: “Conference Alerts” has become synonymous in recent years with receiving alerts about conferences in your area of interest.

We were the first people to use this phrase and are the owners of the domain name.

Many people are now using conference alerts phrase, so please use the Conal brand and logo:

to identify our website: Conal, the original Conference Alerts!

Please also follow Conal on Twitter, Facebook, and other social media platforms.

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Event listing in bold

We sometimes receive queries about how to make an event title appear in bold. The bolding of an event title on Conal is not a promotional service. Bolding is a free value added service which is currently linked to our Featured event service. If you purchase a featured event service, your event title will appear in bold in the listing of events.

(The bolding used to be a value added service linked to the Ad box service, but so many of these services were purchased that almost all events started to appear in bold, which defeated the purpose of bolding the event. It was therefore decided to move the bolding of events to the Featured event service.)

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Making a payment

Most services offered by Conal are free.

We offer services for subcribers who wish to  receive information about events in their fields of interest. Subscriptions are completely free.

The second set of services we offer are for event organizers.  Organizers can choose between free and paid options to promote their event. There is no charge for adding an event to the Conal database, but we also offer 4 additional paid advertising options that organizers can use for event publicity. This paid advertising can be ordered and paid for through the organizer dashboard, and organizers will be directed to a secure payment platform once the promotion has been ordered.

Payment is in USD, and we use two payment platforms: SWReg and Paypal. Please note that depending on the country from which you are making payment, tax may be added to your order. This tax is added by the specific payment platform and questions about payment and tax must be directed to the specific payment platform used.

Customers paying from South Africa are required to pay VAT and pay in ZAR through an EFT. Bank transfers from any other country will not be accepted.

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How to update your subscriber account

It is useful to review the settings and information on your subscriber account from time to time to make sure you are getting the most out of your subscription.

To review the settings with which you subscribed, log in to your subscriber account at Conal. (Please email us if you no longer remember your username, or click on the “I forgot my password” link to reset your password.)

Once you have logged in, you will see the list of events which match your personal profile: My Custom Event List. You can adjust the list of events by changing your personal preferences.

If you click on the “Edit my details and settings” button at the top of the page; you can edit personal information and preferences.



Fields which may be edited are the keywords, countries field, types of events you wish to receive, and your personal details, such as your name and email address. You can also elect to not receive emails here, which you may like to do if you are going to be away. If you elect not to receive emails from us, you will still be able to see your custom event list online.

If you make changes to your details and/or settings, please be sure to click the “Update subscriber details” button at the bottom of the page before you log out, to save the changes you made.


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Facts & Figures


  • Began in June 2000
  • Was originally called “Conference Alerts”
  • Was the first website to use the phrase “Conference Alerts”
  • Has over 300 000 subscribers on our database
  • Has over 100 000 event organizers on our database
  • Offers free listing and targeted advertising of events in our Conal newsletter
  • Offers paid promotional targeted advertising of events paidpromos
  • Visit for more information

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Finding an event on Conal

Events on the Conal site are organized according to theme and the geographical area where the event is taking place.

Events can be found in the following ways:

By clicking on topic pages

Topic pages, such as Banking and Finance or History page, for example, list events relevant to that particular topic.

Event organizers should note that the keywords they add to an event determine which  on which topic pages that event will be listed, so organizers should make sure that the keywords they add for each event are relevant.

By clicking on country and city pages

Events are also listed by country, and by city.

Remember that Conal web pages containing many events are paginated by month, so remember to click through each page to find relevant events (the pagination for the Banking and Finance page is highlighted below in yellow):


Use the search box

There is a search box on the top right hand side of each Conal page. Type a topic, city, country or the name or partial name of an event into the box. The advanced search enables you to refine your search by using a date range, country and additional search term:



You can subscribe to receive email alerts for events which fit your personal subscriber profile. Click here to subscribe.

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Using the ad box service

The ad box service highlights your event in an ad box on any three pages of the Conal website  (with the exception of the home page) for a period of one month. It is our most affordable service, and is not subject to booking or available slots, as is the case with the Banner and Spotlight services. Ad boxes run for one month from the day we receive payment confirmation for your order, whereas the Banner and Spotlight services run for a calendar month. Ad box services can therefore be ordered at any time,whatever the day of the month.

An example of an ad box is below; the event in the ad box is highlighted in blue.


Order ad boxes by logging on to your organizer dashboard, clicking on “Promote event” and choosing the Ad box option.