Facilitating a call for papers can be a challenging experience. Between managing submissions, coordinating with reviewers and selecting the best content for your conference, it’s no wonder event planners often cite this as one of the most difficult parts of putting on an event. All of these tasks, however, take place after your call is open and you begin receiving papers from potential speakers. But you may be wondering, “How do I promote my call for papers to make sure I receive the best possible submissions in the first place?”

Here are 10 ideas to spread the word about your call for papers using both traditional and creative ways. Using a variety of techniques will help widen the pool of speakers available to you. This is especially important if you are putting on a new event, or if you want to keep your conference fresh with new speakers each year.

What other methods of promoting you call for papers have you found effective? Let us know in the comments!


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