Thursday, March 22, 2012

Conference Spam

I get several emails a week like this:

The organizing committee is pleased to announce that the 2nd Annual World Congress of Nano-S&T (Nano S&T-2012), which will be held from October 26 to 28, 2012 in Qingdao, China. The congress will consist of 12 streamlines covering topics including: Nanosciences and Technologies, Nanomaterials, Analytical tools for Nanotech, Nano-electronics, Nano IT, Nanocoating, etc. This conference will bring together over 1000 experts and specialists from all over the world.

Based upon your contribution to the field of Nanotechnology, we invite you to give an oral presentation at Section 4-4: Etching Process about your recent work. Certainly, you can look through the program and select a session at your priority. We will be honored if you can deliver a speech during this event. Your involvement in this congress will be invaluable for the development of the program.

The full program with speakers’ profile and presentation’s titles will be released at the conference website in a few weeks so that you can know what specific subjects will be covered by the other speakers. You may log on:

I am pleased to send you a conference brochure about Nano-S&T2011 in the attachment.

We would be honored if you could attend the Nano S&T-2012 Conference.

I will appreciate it if you could forward this invitation letter to the experts who may be interested in us.

Sincerely yours,

Ms. Selina
Most of the "congresses" are in China or India and they are all on topics that have are totally unrelated to my work. I think most but not all of these conferences are intended as actual events, but the point of all of them is to collect registration fees.

1 comment:

Oli said...

Bumped into your blog looking for info on those Bit Conferences.
I keep receiving invitations to present there as well, sometimes several times a week.

Do they really happen? Has anyone ever attended one of their conferences?