Towards democratizing and automating online conferences: lessons from the Neuromatch conferences
Achakulvisut T, Ruangrong T, Mineault P, Vogels TP, Peters MAK, Poirazi P, Rozell C, Wyble B, Goodman DFM, Kording KP
Trends in Cognitive Sciences (2021)
Legacy conferences are costly, time-consuming, and exclude scientists lacking various resources or abilities. During the 2020 pandemic, we created an online conference platform, Neuromatch Conferences, aimed at developing technological and cultural changes to make conferences more democratic, scalable, and accessible. We discuss the lessons we learned.