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The authors present a practical text for graduate students and faculty, as well as professionals working in areas outside academia--businesses, government entities, and nonprofit organizations--that encourage employees to publish at conferences. Organized into sections corresponding to the timeline of a conference paper, the text covers reasons for choosing to publish at conferences versus in journals or magazines, what it will cost, and publishing statistics; steps for selecting the right conference, including finding upcoming conferences, reading a call for papers, and the timeline for submitting a paper to a conference; deciding on solo authorship versus multiple authorship, finding co-authors, and the abstract submission process; writing a paper in a scholarly way; preparing for and giving the conference presentation; social interaction and networking at the conference; and how to be session chair. The material is illustrated throughout with case studies, examples, and vignettes from the literature and the authors' experiences.
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