Have you recently volunteered or been ‘nominated’ to organise an academic conference, workshop or symposium? Are you panicking at the thought of the work which lies ahead, or perhaps so innocent that you don’t even know what awaits you? Whatever your situation, this guide is here to help. It will take you through the entire process from the initial meeting, to the final thank you email. Along the way, it will explain how to put together your call for papers, obtain funding, market your event, choose and deal with speakers, hire venues and caterers, and much, much more. It includes templates for your call for papers and for emails to send to applicants and attendees, advice on how to either sidestep or deal with the inevitable obstacles which will come your way and hyperlinks to useful websites. Suitable for academics from all backgrounds and for both the novice and the experienced organiser, this book provides a wealth of information, while remaining concise enough to be read in an afternoon, or dipped into as needed.