Why You Might Want to Attend a Virtual Summit: Reason Number 116

Why You Might Want to Attend a Virtual Summit: Reason Number 116

As a potential participant or presenter, you may be hesitant about attending since this is the first time that the KWB Research Summit will be held virtually. This blog entry is part of a series of brief reasons for why you might consider attending KWB as a presenter or participant.

Sophisticated digital platforms are enabling virtual environments that simulate the benefits of real events, and attendees are beginning to shift to accessing subject matter experts and industry networking online (Wilson, 2011). For us in the School of Advanced Studies, the Knowledge Without Boundaries (KWB) Research Summit will be a 3-day virtual event for the first time. The event will take place August 14, 2018 through August 17, 2018 and the call for proposals is open now until June 18, 2018.


Wilson, J. (March 18, 2011). 20 Reasons Why Virtual Conferences Are the Future. Retrieved from https://sharpbrains.com/blog/2011/03/18/20-reasons-why-virtual-conferences-are-the-future/

Value and Visibility to Your Personal Search Engine Optimization (SEO)

By Dr. Erik Bean

“Since virtual conferences often include permanent web pages devoted to the conference schedule and proceedings, presenting at a virtual conference can add much value and visibility to your personal Search Engine Optimization (SEO). Such proceedings allow like minded researchers to discover your talents. Presenting offers unparalleled visibility. Your contributions at such conferences help to complement your scholarly repertoire. The more readily the academic and professional community can find and see your valuable marks, you demonstrate a lasting and permanent track record of engagement unique to your subject matter expertise (SME). If you choose to attend you also can make an impact by becoming engaged, asking questions and making your voice heard just like you can at any such symposium. This is your chance to network like never before! Apply now!”