Worlds Largest Academic Hybrid Gathering Held At University Of Leeds

Worlds Largest Academic Hybrid Gathering Held At University Of Leeds

A recent press release from MEET in LEEDS, conference and events facilitators for the University of Leeds, gives details on the world’s largest medieval academic event, The International Medieval Congress (IMC). It returned to the University of Leeds for its 29th year, this time with its first ever fully hybrid event.

From the press release…

“A key feature in the annual academic calendar, attracting scholars from all over the world, the IMC brought together more than 2,400 medieval experts from over 60 countries in a unique, interdisciplinary forum. As part of the packed schedule, the IMC hosted a series of discussions, demonstrations and debates centred around this year’s special thematic focus of ‘Borders’, which consisted of 17 timeslots spread across the four-day period, featuring up to 43 parallel academic sessions at any one time.”

This was the IMC’s very first fully hybrid experience, with 80% of all delegates attending the event in-person. Whilst 20% logged in online and 66% of attendees travelled from, or took part virtually overseas. This makes it a truly international event.

There was also time for delegates to network and to meet old friends,

“There were also opportunities for delegates to socialise and network together on the subject of all things medieval, ensuring that like-minded professionals within the fields were able to build important professional and personal connections; the event saw a great deal of individuals reconnecting with old friends whilst making new ones.”

The full press release is available by clicking the download button below.

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