About PaperCrowd

Linking Researchers to Academic Conferences

PaperCrowd is a free, community-driven, directory of academic conferences. Organisers use PaperCrowd to find new researchers for their event. Researchers use PaperCrowd to find new conferences they wish to attend.

Call for Papers is Broken!

We built PaperCrowd to fix the Call for Papers problem. Every chair who runs an academic conference emails a Call for Papers to promote the conference. The chair gathers a ton of email addresses from faculty, committee members, previous attendees etc into a single list and sends a mass email. This has 2 major flaws:

  • Researcher’s inboxes are flooded with unsolicited emails for conferences they are not interested in. (e.g. we know one chair who sent over 28,000 emails and got just 120 abstracts)
  • The bloated list is limited to “known” researchers and doesn’t include any new researchers who may wish to attend.

PaperCrowd fixes the problem in 2 ways:

  • Researchers use PaperCrowd to search and follow conferences of interest. They can also follow other researchers and see the conferences they’re attending (coming soon).
  • Organisers use PaperCrowd to add & promote your conference to known and new researchers. They can also check their event is not clashing with a similar event at the same time.

The Team

PaperCrowd is built with by the team at Ex Ordo. We started as researchers and have been working with the research community since 2008. Our Ex Ordo online academic conference management system is used in 12 of the Top 20 universities in the world and in over 56 countries.

We’ve written a lot about the Call for Papers problem here and here on our blog. During our company reboot in Marrakesh in 2015 we talked about fixing the problem. The picture above is from the first PaperCrowd brainstorm session.

Keeping PaperCrowd Free

We’ve committed to developing PaperCrowd and keeping it free for the research community. If you’re organising an academic conference, please consider Ex Ordo as your online conference management system. This to help us pay the bills and keep improving PaperCrowd.

And if you have ideas on how else to fix the Call for Papers problem, or improve PaperCrowd, we’d love to hear from you.

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Company Details

PaperCrowd is a registered business name of Ex Ordo Limited.

The PaperCrowd name and logo are trade marks of Ex Ordo Limited.

Ex Ordo Limited is a limited liability company registered in Ireland under number 503411 and having its registered office address at Galway Technology Centre, Mervue Business Park, Galway, Ireland.

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