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Staying up to date: Alerting & current awareness services: Conferences

This guide provides information about how to set up alerts to be notified of new information in your field across resources such as journals, books, websites, conferences, research data and funding.

How to find relevant conferences in your field

It is important to look at conferences to find:

  • events that are relevant for you to attend
  • reports of new, important research developments.

There are many conferences held each year worldwide on every topic under the sun! However, it can be difficult to find them. 

Ways to find relevant conferences include:

  • conference listing sites for your specific discipline as well as multidisciplinary sites
  • professional organisations and associations in your field as they often organise or sponsor conferences.
  • journals in your field as they may advertise upcoming conferences
  • discussion lists, blogs and social media
  • professors and other researchers in your field

Conference listing sites

There are a number of conference listing sites available on the web. Create an account on the site to set up email alerts.

Note - these sites are not comprehensive and do not list all conferences. 

Discipline specific listings

The sites below offer discipline specific conference listings. You need to subscribe to email lists or RSS feeds to get automatic updates if available.

Professional associations & societies

Check your professional organisations' websites for news about conferences they promote or organise.

Use the sites below to identify organisations or search Google for terms such as (association OR society OR organisation) and terms about your field of research - eg wireless networks or veterinary.


There are many more conference listing sites and other sources of conference details that do not provide alert services by email or RSS. 

If you want to track a site that does not provide an alert service, use the Websites tracking tools.

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