Conference bingo card generator


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Alcohol reception with insufficient alcohol Presenter really proud for having reinvented the wheel Plenary speaker has too many slides Overenthusiastic airconditioning Plenary is Nth permutation of paper toured over the last two years.
Fellow presenter takes drink from your water glass Conference programme is too themed to the conference “XYZ doesn’t really need an introduction…” for plenary speaker “in a longer/earlier/different version of this…” Awkward presessional silence
Lecherous academic Name-dropping FREE SQUARE No research reported; ‘presentation’ effectively aims at eliciting ideas from audience. Presenter refuses a mic. Proceeds to mumble their way through presentation
Wifi issues. Any and all Frantic postgrad helper sprints through audience with radio mic Clip art Session on accessibility in completely inaccessible room Conference held over major holiday when hotel costs soar
Overenthusiastic heating Inexplicable room change Blatant bias towards/against institutional colleagues Sitting there, being plagiarised to your face Alcohol reception

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

33 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)

  16. Bingo updated! Thanks for your contributions everyone – keep them coming!

  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.

  26. Updated again! If you’d like to suggest something, you can post here or email bingo (at) mixosaurus.co.uk

  27. Sitting there, being plagiarised to your face.

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

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