8 Reasons to attend international academic conferences

8 Reasons to attend international academic conferences

There is an abundance of academic conferences today as compared to the past. This brings us to a simple question, “Why should one attend an academic conference?” Below are 8 reasons why people say they attend our conferences.

  1. Presenting a paper

Presenting a paper is one of the main objectives of an academic conference participant. The presenter will have the chance to present a paper in front of colleagues of the same or similar fields of study and will be able to receive positive feedback and constructive criticism about their research. The exchange of ideas on fields of interests seeds the links for future collaborations across the world. There are many who were once GAI conference participants now developing research projects and writing papers together.

  1. Networking for future collaborations

Attending an academic conference is an opportunity to build networks with other academics and experts in the same or similar field of studies all around the world and to share thoughts on recent advances and technological breakthroughs. It is an opportunity to expand the knowledge that one has and upgrade performance in accomplishing institutional objectives. Conferences bring together people who share a common discipline from different parts of the world, bringing different forms of ideas which build into something greater.  As you step up and attend conferences you build a network of people who can raise your caliber of work to greater heights as you achieve shared objectives.

  1. Publication

Another common reason for attending a conference is no doubt publication. Conference proceedings are always a good way to have your research published and indexed. You’ll also have the opportunity to publish your research in one of the GAI journals. Please note that only selected papers are published in GAI journals for free of charge while all papers/abstracts accepted for the conferences are published in the conference proceedings with an ISBN.

  1. Socialization and the culture factor

Meeting new people with different cultures and dispositions enlightens your way of thinking in your field of study. You will witness some of the many different aspects and solutions which exist on the same issues. You’ll also have the chance to socialize with your colleagues at coffee breaks, lunches and social activities. Imagine a conference without socializing or learning more about other people’s cultural tradition? This cannot be summed up adequately as people from different parts of the world who have uniqueness in their ways of living which you are often surprised to learn from.

  1. Travelling

An academic conference is a great way to have a “break” from your academic responsibilities at the university and discover different cities of the world. Be assured that you’ll feel relaxed and refreshed when you return to your institution after the conference.

  1. Find out what’s new

It is vital to find out what’s new in your field of study to survive in an academic discipline. Academic conferences will keep you updated on new findings that have taken place. This is in fact one of the major reasons why one should attend an academic conference.

  1. The focus and energy of Like-Minded Individuals

When one attends an academic conference he or she is sure to meet people of his or her same stature, mindset and goals. This is a motivational factor as one aspires to overcome fears and achieve one’s dreams.

  1. Added Research Value

For students and researchers, academic conferences help to make research on a particular subject easier. They provide access to various research activities related to a particular subject with current findings and developments anticipated from them.


In today’s fast changing world, attending a conference has become a “must” to survive in an academic discipline. Many academics have become aware of this fact as the number of conferences and participants increase dramatically. We look forward to collaborating with you at a GAI conference!