Conal Conference Alerts

Academic Conferences Worldwide

Leave a comment

Using Conal’s Spotlight service

The majority of event organizers add their events to the Conal calendar using our free listing service, but paid promotion services are also available.

The Spotlight service highlights your event with a banner on our home page. This is an effective way to make your event stand out from the rest.

To use this service, please make sure you have a banner ready to upload; and then order and pay for the banner through your organizer dashboard.

Please be sure to order and pay for the service well in advance, as the banners are reserved on a first come first served basis, and the banner slots are booked up many months in advance.

Leave a comment

Choosing the right event for you

Once you have set up your subscriber profile, and are receiving notifications of events in your areas of interest, you are ready to attend events.

We check all events we list to the best of our ability before posting them, but it remains the responsibility of event goers to check for themselves that everything is above board before making arrangements to attend the event or before paying money over to the event organizers.

As with everything on the internet, you need to be careful before making payments online.

Here are some things you can do:

Email the organizer asking questions about the event. Be wary if event organizers do not reply to emails, or answer the questions to your satisfaction. Be wary if their responses are not what you would expect from an academic or professional organization.

Check with the event venue independently to make sure that the event is taking place there. Make sure that the email address you use for the venue is the email address on the venue’s own website, and not the email address supplied by the event organizer. If the two email addresses are different, be wary.

Search for details of organizers online to verify that they are above board. Call the organizers if possible.

Check on the organizer’s cancellation policy.

Contact those who have attended past events organized by the event organizer to find out more about the organizer.

Check the event website repeatedly. If the site cannot be reached, links don’t work or there is anything suspicious about the website; be wary.

Use your common sense, and if something does not feel right about an event, be cautious.

Leave a comment

Tips for event organizers

Be accurate and meticulous about posting event information

We rely on organizers to post information about their events that is accurate and correct. Please check what you post to make sure that the information is current and correct; that the event website address is correct, and that all information that potential event vistors may need is available on your event website.

Update information

If information changes, make sure that you update the information both on the Conal site and your event website. Please also inform us if an event is cancelled, so that we can remove it from our event listings.

Answer queries immediately

There should be a contact email address or short contact form on your event website. Please answer queries about an event as soon as possible. We are not able to handle questions about individual events.

Include all necessary information on your event website and lay that website out clearly

Event information should be detailed and publicly accessible. Lay out your website in a way that is clear, simple, and easily navigable.

When contacting us, include your event ID number

We have thousands of events listed on Conal, so please include your unique event ID number so that we are able to find your event easily and quickly.

Leave a comment

Tips for Conal Subscribers

Conal helps subscribers to keep abreast of developments and innovations in their field of interest though receiving notifications of events relevant to them. Use the tips below to get the most out of your subscription.

Fine tune your profile

Update your profile from time to time so that it reflects your current interests and needs. You can update keywords and other areas of your profile so that our notifications are always relevant for you. You are free to update your profile as many times as you wish. Make sure you receive the most relevant alerts for your career path.

Turn off email notifications if you go on holiday, or no longer wish to receive notifications to your inbox

We have all at times become overwhelmed by emails. If you are away from the internet, or do not want to receive emails; choose the option to view event notifications online. To do this: log in to your subscriber profile; click on the Edit my details and Settings button, scroll down to the My details box, and untick the boxes next to Receive newsletter and Receive periodic event announcements. The click the Update subscriber details button at the bottom of the page.

Use the search box 

The search box is at the top right of our web pages. Use it for quick checks on events by typing in a keyword, or use the Advance search option to search for events in a particular date range, country and area of interest.