What is the future of conferences? And what should be?

(1) In the current state of science, people need conferences.

(2) Virtual can bring access to people, but it doesn’t do that by default.

(3) Copy + pasting the model of in-person conferences to the virtual realm doesn’t work.

Mechanics

The social environment of meetings

(4) Use the money better.

Yes, it’s an equity issue.

Pay our speakers?

(5) The pain of flying

We are living in a climate disaster.

Flying is also exclusive

(7) Do conferences even “work”?

References & further reading

Space Science in Context

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polymath + eulipion. divyampersaud.com

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