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. It allows the delegate to present in both the place-based and online components, ensuring participation whatever the circumstances. Blended Presenter Passes also come 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 in-person and 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 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 citation and summary of work in the conference program
  • Includes Research Network membership

Advance Registration Deadline 19 April 2022 US$300
Early Registration Deadline 19 July 2022 US$350
Regular Registration Deadline 19 December 2022 US$400
Late Registration Deadline 19 January 2023 US$450

Presenter Pass

In-Person Blended (Student)

  • Present research to in-person and 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 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 citation and summary of work in the conference program
  • Includes Research Network membership

Advance Registration Deadline 19 April 2022 $US200
Early Registration Deadline 19 July 2022 $US250
Regular Registration Deadline 19 December 2022 $US300
Late Registration Deadline 19 January 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

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

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

    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 in-person and 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 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 citation and summary of work in the conference program
    • Includes Research Network membership

    Advance Registration Deadline 19 April 2022 US$250
    Early Registration Deadline 19 July 2022 US$300
    Regular Registration Deadline 19 December 2022 US$350
    Late Registration Deadline 19 January 2023 US$400

    Returning Member

    Presenter Pass - In-Person Blended (Student)

    • Present research to in-person and 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 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 citation and summary of work in the conference program
    • Includes Research Network membership

    Advance Registration Deadline 19 April 2022 US$150
    Early Registration Deadline 19 July 2022 US$200
    Regular Registration Deadline 19 December 2022 $US250
    Late Registration Deadline 19 January 2023 $US300

    Returning Member

    Audience Pass - (In-Person Blended & Online)

    Returning Member - Audience Pass $US100
    Returning Member - Audience Pass (Student) $US75