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Death by Powerpoint Infomercial masquerading as panel presentation “I only finished these slides last night/this morning…” Presentation in large lecture theatre attracts <15. Someone shows up visibly hungover
Weak chairing means that last speaker of four, who has travelled furthest to get there, gets 5 mins instead of 20 Alcohol reception Alcohol reception with insufficient alcohol Presenter insists on being first on the panel then leaves immediately following their paper Unseemly jostling for a power socket
Parallel sessions take place four storeys apart Change of programme FREE SQUARE Simultaneous presentations at different parallel sessions have a more coherent theme than do the sessions Prezi
Lecherous academic “metaphor for the academy” Poorly formatted abstract book Pie chart Conference held over major holiday when hotel costs soar
Extensive use of buzzwords Self-citation Ignoring the chair’s increasingly forceful gestures to stop speaking Conference theme is curiously absent from the programme Reading pre-written paper word for word

By Kat Gupta and Heather Froehlich

Contributions from Costas Gabrielatos, Oliver Mason, Sara Palmer, Jessica Lewis-Turner, Gabrielle Anderson, Emily Sherwood, Vim, ironed_orchid, Veronika Koller, AJ, Jen Youflector, Leonie W, Joe McVeigh, Bob Durrant, Liz C and Matt Larose

Script by Andrew Hardie

32 Comments

  1. Presenter really proud for having reinvented the wheel.

  2. Veronika Koller

    “XYZ doesn’t really need an introduction…” for plenary speaker

  3. Veronika Koller

    Plenary speaker pushing their own theory in a patronising way

  4. Chair purposefully mispronounces speaker’s name.

  5. Wondering if the person asking presenter to show slide X again is Reviewer 2.

  6. Massive over-representation of white men

  7. Jen Youflector

    (1) panelists blatantly laugh at audience question, wink at other panel members whose work they refer to in answer to said question; (2) infomercial masquerading as panel presentation

  8. Fire drill during first session of the day

  9. Presenter realises that results are unconvincing, but is sure it has to do with the categorisation or terminology, not the approach.

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  11. Do we already have something about the AV/wifi tragically not working?

    Fellow presenter takes drink from your water glass?

    Presenter insists on being first on the panel, then leaves immediately following their paper?

    Grad student is too hipster to write paper so just freestyles their presentation badly while everyone writhes in secondhand embarrassment?

  12. Someone tells you the “conference hashtag”. Adapted it for use in Canada (with a link to your original) and posted it at http://guerillaacademy.blogspot.ca

  13. Prallel sessions take place four storeys apart.

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  15. Some/none of the presenters show up (possibly due to visa problems)

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  17. Question that is not a question, but aims at self-promotion.

  18. Weak chairing means that last speaker of four, who has travelled 3000 miles to get there, gets 5 mins instead of 20.

  19. Anybody got a DVI to VGA adaptor for my Mac?

  20. Special conference room rate is higher than the one on Tripadvisor

  21. Simultaneous presentations at different parallel sessions have a more coherent theme than do the sessions

  22. Session on accessibility in completely inaccessible room

  23. Social evening inexplicably at opposite end of the city

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  25. Holds conference over Valentines Day weekend when hotel costs soar.

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  27. Sitting there, being plagiarised to your face.

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  29. Chair/other presenter(s)/audience falls asleep

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