Writing Retreat 2024

Writig retreat 2024 for Early Stage Scholars and Founders Dates: August 21-25, 2024  Location: tba, between Frankfurt (Oder) and Heilbronnmax. Participants: 16 This five-day writing retreat is designed for early-stage scholars and founders who wish to advance their writing skills and produce high-quality work. The retreat provides a tranquil environment, conducive to creativity and productivity, away from the distractions of daily life. Participants will benefit from structured writing sessions, workshops, and one-on-one mentoring, all tailored to enhance their academic and business writing capabilities.    Objectives Improve writing skills tailored to academic and business needs Develop strategies for maintaining writing productivity Receive personalized feedback on writing projects Network with peers from academia and entrepreneurship   Program Schedule Day 1: Arrival and Orientation 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM: Arrival and Check-In 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM: Lunch 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM: Welcome and Introduction Session 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM: Goal Setting Workshop 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM: Free Writing Time 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM: Dinner 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM: Networking and Ice-Breaker Activities    Day 2: Writing Techniques and Strategies 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM: Breakfast 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM: Workshop on Effective Writing Techniques   11:00 AM – 1:00 PM: Guided Writing Session 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM: Lunch 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM: Peer Review and Feedback Session 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM: Free Writing Time 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM: Dinner 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM: Evening Reflection and Group Discussion    Day 3: Specialized Writing Focus 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM: Breakfast 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM: Academic Writing vs. Business Writing Workshop 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM: Writing Session (Choose Your Focus) 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM: Lunch 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM: One-on-One Mentoring Sessions 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM: Free Writing Time 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM: Dinner 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM: Guest Speaker Session    Day 4: Advanced Writing Skills 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM: Breakfast 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM: Workshop on Persuasive Writing and Storytelling 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM: Collaborative Writing Exercises 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM: Lunch 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM: Intensive Writing Session 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM: Free Writing Time 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM: Dinner 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM: Open Mic Night (Share Your Work)    Day 5: Wrap-Up and Departure 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM: Breakfast 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM: Final Writing Session 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM: Peer Review and Closing Feedback 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM: Lunch 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM: Closing Ceremony and Certificate Distribution 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM: Departure and Farewell    Additional Information Accommodation: Private rooms with scenic views Meals: Healthy and delicious meals provided Materials: Participants should bring their own laptops and any specific materials they need for writing Price: tba    Join us for a transformative experience that will elevate your writing skills and connect you with like-minded individuals. We look forward to welcoming you to our Writing Retreat! Interested? The exact dates and details for the Writing Retreat will be announced soon. If you are available on the specified date and interested in participating, please enter your email address here: Email Send

Applying for Conferences

by Carlos Alberto Prieto Valero SMALL GUIDE ON HOW TO BE SUCCESSFUL APPLYING TO ACADEMIC CONFERENCES Attending academic conferences is a great way to present your investigation, network with other scholars, and learn about the latest advances in your field. Recently, I got admitted to participating in the Workshop on the Ostrom Workshop (WOW7) to be held in Indiana, USA, in June 2024 to present one of my current projects, and with the ERLab team, we thought about sharing the usual steps in the application process, tips, and some reasons why one could increase the chances of being elected from the WOW7 experience. 1. First of all, find the right conference: There are several academic conferences all over the world, but not all of them are the right ones for you. Choosing a conference that is highly related to your topic will increase your chances of getting accepted. Since the project I am currently working on has a high component of institutional analysis and governance, WOW7 suits me very well. Taking enough time to look for the right conference should not be underestimated. In the end, each conference application is a long process, and you want to optimize your time and resources to be accepted rather than spend time applying to several conferences with unsuccessful results due to weak preparation and rush.  2. Check the conference requirements: Once you have your key conferences, see what they require. Sometimes, the organizers have some special requirements, costs, conditions, or deadlines, and we want to be sure we have everything in the best possible way. Naturally, your potential article is the basis for any application, but the rest will be a plus for a successful application. 3. Prepare your application Do not underestimate your preparation. It is probably something you can apply to different situations in your life. Returning to point 1, if you have decided on 2 or 3 conferences instead of 8 or 10, you will have more time to prepare yourself, improve your manuscript, look for potential mistakes, send an early application, and not be in a hurry with multiple deadlines at a time. In my case, I have 2 or 3 crucial conferences on the table, and my main focus is to be prepared for those in the best possible way. WOW7 was the first acceptance, and now I am preparing the application for the second application to be done in the next few weeks. 4. Submit your application Double-check your application package, review the requisites again, consider asking a colleague or a good friend to review your documents, and, once you have everything ready, send your documents with the best attitude and trust. 5. Wait for acceptance One of the abilities lacking a lot in current times is the capacity to wait and not be desperate. Optimize your time during the waiting time: Read potential complementary papers, advance in other attractive projects, do fieldwork, etc. The key to waiting is to be active during that time without losing sight of deadlines. 6. Acceptance Decision The day has come. You open your email, and you finally see the much-desired email. You open it. You read it. You get happy and share the news with your supervisor and other colleagues. Celebrate (Please). You made it. And believe me, this is not the end of the story. It is just the beginning of a great and enriching experience in the life of an academic researcher.  Good luck and lots of success!!!