The mental health benefits of conferences

Attending a conference, although not compulsory, is an important part of building an academics network and too potentially their portfolio.

However, would you have imagined that attending a 5 day streak of lectures and panel discussions would improve the mental health of academics?

Deborah Edwards and Carmel Foley from the University of Technology Sydney Business School have been looking at how long term friendships and a renewed sense of motivation regarding their work are possible through big work meet-ups.

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