Risk management for your (scientific) events

Risk management for your (scientific) events

As a community manager, I have organized a number of events ranging from formal conferences, to semi-formal training events, to informal social meetings, both locally and internationally. In the last three years, I have become very comfortable with the kind of work that goes into organizing such events. I have also become quite aware of the fact that my events will face unexpected threats even though I have planned everything well. In this process, I have identified the important aspects of planning a scientific event. Furthermore, I have also created comprehensive lists of responsibilities that appear in the different stages of event organization, risk assessment, task prioritization, and risk mitigation.

My complete notes on this topic and a related presentation are available under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. You are welcome to use this resource in your own workflow. I will be happy to receive your comments and contribution to improve this materialAs a community manager, I have organized a number of events ranging from formal conferences, to semi-formal training events, to informal social meetings, both locally and internationally. In the last three years, I have become very comfortable with the kind of work that goes into organizing such events. I have also become quite aware of the fact that my events will face unexpected threats even though I have planned everything well. In this process, I have identified the important aspects of planning a scientific event. Furthermore, I have also created comprehensive lists of responsibilities that appear in the different stages of event organization, risk assessment, task prioritization, and risk mitigation.

My complete notes on this topic and a related presentation are available under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. You are welcome to use this resource in your own workflow. I will be happy to receive your comments and contribution to improve this material.

Please use this presentation in combination with the file available on Zenodo: https://zenodo.org/record/3368395#.XVQWxpMzbOQ. DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.3368395.

All the best.

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

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Malvika Sharan

May 17, 2019
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