University of Utah Library Guides

Academic Conferences: How to Find a Conference or Meeting

Curious about attending a conference? This guide provides information on how to find an academic conference in your discipline.

Societies and Professional Organizations

According to the Scholarly Societies Project, there are over 4,000 scholarly societies in the world. Most societies and professional organizations host conferences and meeting to facilitate discussion with regard to the most recent scholarship in a subject area. Here are the top three ways of finding the right conference for you: 

  • Consult the society's website for conference, meeting, or event information
  • Follow or like your society on social media sites to receive announcements and updates
  • Subscribe to a discipline listserv for conference updates and calls for proposals


Lists of Learned Societies, Links to Conference Alert Sites, and Information on Attending and Presenting at Conferences

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Allyson Mower
Office hours week of Oct 15: M-W, 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm or by appointment. My office is 5103; ask for me at the admin suite.
University of Utah, Marriott Library
295 South 1500 East, Room 5103
Salt Lake City, UT 84112
(801) 585-5458
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