Posted on: 3 October 2016
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Despite the lower numbers, or perhaps because it was a smaller conference, the majority of survey respondents said networking, meeting people and interacting with colleagues were conference highlights. They also enjoyed the discussions, dialogue and feeling of community.
The diverse and global nature of participants and topics, and the mix of practitioners and theoreticians were the best things about the conference and indicate a growing maturity and depth of thought amongst the PCST community. Twenty percent of participants had attended at least three other PCST conferences, indicating a developing collegiality amongst PCST participants.
As with past PCST conferences, the main motivations for people attending the conference were to present a paper (46%) and to network (28%).
Participants were most satisfied with the plenary organisation (80%), the welcome reception (77%), the accommodation (76%), the plenary content (74%), the parallel session and panel session content (both 73%) and the parallel session organisation (72%).
While the majority of respondents were satisfied with most elements of the conference, there were suggestions for improvement: