A Blended Conference

For over 30 years, Common Ground has invested in developing technologies that seek to break down barriers to access to forums of scholarly communication. In each phase, we’ve leveraged our self-built media platforms to create spaces for interdisciplinary dialogue before it was in vogue; connecting international voices as disciplines too often stayed in national silos; supported an agenda of equality with pathways for diverse voices.
We now propose another kind of intervention -- to build a scholarly communication infrastructure for a blended future.
Our model seeks to transcend physical boundaries by offering a platform to extend in-person content online while ensuring online-only delegates are afforded equal participatory and experiential spaces within the conference. And at the same time, the model offers participants a legacy resource for they can return to, with access to the social web of fellow participants.

Presenter Passes

In-Person Blended Presenter Passes are for those who want maximum flexibility, exposure, and planning certainty. Usually it allows the delegate to present in both the place-based and online components, ensuring participation whatever the circumstances. The additional feature of the Blended Presenter Pass is that it comes with all the benefits of Research Network Membership.

Online-Only Presenter Passes are for those who know they will not be attending the place-based component but still want to present, view all content, and engage in meaningful discussion. The choice to participate online could also be a moral decision – for the planet, for security, or when the financial burden of travel is too great. Online Presenter Passes also come with all the benefits of Research Network Membership.

Presenter Pass

In-Person Blended

  • Present research to online audience
  • Access to all headline presentations: welcome addresses, plenary addresses, and curated thematic content -- either live or from any place and in your own time
  • Participate in innovative online formats -- Talking Circles, Garden Conversations -- using the best of in-person and online capacities, and on a human scale
  • Access to the content of online presenters, including online conversation spaces and peer-to-peer discussions
  • Access to official programmed online special events: Welcome Reception, Book Launches, and more
  • Official citation and summary of work in the conference program
  • Includes Research Network membership

Advance Registration Deadline 13 July 2022 US$300
Early Registration Deadline 13 October 2022 US$350
Regular Registration Deadline 13 March 2023 US$400
Late Registration Deadline 13 April 2023 US$450

Presenter Pass

In-Person Blended (Student)

  • Present research to online audience
  • Access to all headline presentations: welcome addresses, plenary addresses, and curated thematic content -- either live or from any place and in your own time
  • Participate in innovative online formats -- Talking Circles, Garden Conversations -- using the best of in-person and online capacities, and on a human scale
  • Access to the content of online presenters, including online conversation spaces and peer-to-peer discussions
  • Access to official programmed online special events: Welcome Reception, Book Launches, and more
  • Official citation and summary of work in the conference progra
  • Includes Research Network membership

Advance Registration Deadline 13 July 2022 $US200
Early Registration Deadline 13 October 2022 $US250
Regular Registration Deadline 13 March 2023 $US300
Late Registration Deadline 13 April 2023 $US350

Presenter Pass

Online Only​

  • Present research to online audiences
  • Access to all headline presentations: welcome addresses, plenary addresses, and curated thematic content -- either live or from any place and in your own time
  • Participate in innovative blended formats -- Talking Circles, Garden Conversations -- using the best of online capacities, and on a human scale
  • Access to the content of online presenters, including online discussion spaces
  • Access to official programmed online special events: receptions, book launches, and more.
  • Official Citation and summary of work in the conference program
  • Includes Research Network membership

Presenter Pass - Online Only US$250
Presenter Pass - Online Only (Student) US$150

Audience Pass

Audience Passes are for those who want to benefit from the content, connect with presenters, and join the discussion. Audience members will be recognized in the program for their participation. Audience Passes can add the benefits of Research Network Membership to their registration.

Audience Pass

Online Only

  • Access to all headline presentations: welcome addresses, plenary addresses, and curated thematic content -- either live or from any place and in your own time
  • Participate in innovative blended formats -- Talking Circles, Garden Conversations -- using the best of in-person and online capacities, and on a human scale
  • Access to the content of online presenters, including online conversation spaces and peer-to-peer discussions
  • Access to official programmed online special events: Welcome Reception, Book Launches, and more
  • Official Recognition in the conference program

Audience Pass - Online US$100
Audience Pass - Online (Student) US$50

Audience Pass

In-Person Blended

  • Access to all headline presentations: welcome addresses, plenary addresses, and curated thematic content -- either live or from any place and in your own time
  • Participate in innovative blended formats -- Talking Circles, Garden Conversations -- using the best of in-person and online capacities, and on a human scale
  • Access to the content of in-person and online presenters, including online conversation spaces and peer-to-peer discussions
  • Access to official programmed in-person and online special events: Welcome Reception, Book Launches, and more
  • Lunch and coffee break on the days of the conference (in-person)
  • Official Recognition in the conference program

Audience Pass - In-Person Blended US$150
Audience Pass - In-Person Blended (Student) US$100

Returning Members

Our mission is to provide a safe, sustainable, and accessible way for us to come together and interact as a Research Network. We offer a number of discounted registration options for current Research Network Members.

Returning Member

Presenter Pass - In-Person Blended

  • Present research to online audience
  • Access to all headline presentations: welcome addresses, plenary addresses, and curated thematic content -- either live or from any place and in your own time
  • Participate in innovative online formats -- Talking Circles, Garden Conversations -- using the best of in-person and online capacities, and on a human scale
  • Access to the content of online presenters, including online conversation spaces and peer-to-peer discussions
  • Access to official programmed online special events: Welcome Reception, Book Launches, and more
  • Official citation and summary of work in the conference program
  • Includes Research Network membership

Advance Registration Deadline 13 July 2022 US$250
Early Registration Deadline 13 October 2022 US$300
Regular Registration Deadline 13 March 2023 US$350
Late Registration Deadline 13 April 2023 US$400

Returning Member

Presenter Pass - In-Person Blended (Student)

  • Present research to online audience
  • Access to all headline presentations: welcome addresses, plenary addresses, and curated thematic content -- either live or from any place and in your own time
  • Participate in innovative online formats -- Talking Circles, Garden Conversations -- using the best of in-person and online capacities, and on a human scale
  • Access to the content of online presenters, including online conversation spaces and peer-to-peer discussions
  • Access to official programmed online special events: Welcome Reception, Book Launches, and more
  • Official citation and summary of work in the conference program
  • Includes Research Network membership

Advance Registration Deadline 13 July 2022 US$150
Early Registration Deadline 13 October 2022 US$200
Regular Registration Deadline 13 March 2023 $US250
Late Registration Deadline 13 April 2023 $US300

Returning Member

Audience Pass - (In-Person Blended & Online)

Returning Member - Audience Pass $US100
Returning Member - Audience Pass (Student) $US50