I’ll be organizing somewhere between 1-3 conferences in 2011-2, and at least one of them will involve a call for abstracts. Since I’ve never organized a conference before, does anyone have any useful advice? I doubt I’m the only one preparing to organize a conference for the first time, so others will also benefit from any advice. I have especial interest in answers to the following questions:
2. Is receiving submissions over email sufficiently straightforward that it doesn’t even make sense to invest the time to learn one of these programs?