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Final birthday month Conal history post

As we come to the end of our birthday month, we bring you a final post about Conal history. This one compares what our United States page looked like back in the day with our current US page.

Our US page looked like this in May 2012:


We were using Ad boxes down the side of the page, but banners on this page were only introduced later, as can be seen from looking at the same page in 2014:


Today, our US page looks like this:


Thanks once again to the Wayback Machine for helping us write these history blog posts. We hope you enjoyed reading them as much as we at Conal enjoyed remembering and writing them!

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The history of Conal: Part III

By June 2014 we had a new logo and look for the site:


We had become Conal, to distinguish ourselves from the many “Conference Alerts” sites that had begun springing up.

We continued to go from strength to strength, with both subscriber and organizer use of our website increasing.

We continue to strive to upgrade and improve our user platform and service, and thank all our loyal supporters; subscribers and organizers alike. A special thanks to those organizers who have been using our services from our beginnings in 2000 until today.

Our rapid growth has sometimes been challenging, but our dedicated staff have met all the challenges with enthusiasm and energy. We look forward to serving the event community in the years ahead.

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The history of Conal: Part II

By 6th June 2003, Conal, still at that stage going by the name of Conference Alerts, had started using the paid promotion now known as our Spotlight service (see highlighted image).


By November 2012; we had upgraded the look of our site and had developed the Spotlight service to allow more events to be showcased on our home page, and had moved to a new web platform:


Next week: The history of Conal: Part III

Images courtesy of Wayback Machine.

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Conal turns 17 years old

Conal began life as Conference Alerts in June 2000.

When we started, our site looked like this:


This screenshot is taken from the Wayback Machine, a digital archive, and was taken on 24 January 2001. At that stage, we had been operating for 6 months; and were already growing rapidly.

Our site was to undergo changes in both appearance and how we operate over the years, but our basic business model has not changed over the years: to enable subscribers who wish to know about academic and professional conferences and event, and the organizers of those events to link up with each other.

Later in 2001; we changed the look of our site, introducing the world globe for the first time and posting a graphic promoting an event on our home page.


During our birthday month of June, we will bring you more about the history of Conal; watch this space!