Delegate Satisfaction at a Glance
ECSS/ECSEE 2016 Post-Conference Survey Results
- Academic quality
- Networking opportunities
- Conference venue
- Would attend again
- Would recommend the conference
The European Conference on the Social Sciences (ECSS) offers the chance for scholars and practitioners to exchange the latest ideas and approaches, attend workshops and interact with some of the biggest names in the field.
What’s more, this conference, like all IAFOR conferences, is organised in partnership with some of the world’s leading universities and academic associations. These partnerships attest to the excellence of our programme and ensure that the conference offers an exceptional platform through which to disseminate research. Learn more about IAFOR's Global Partners.
All data provided on this page is sourced from ECSS/ECSEE 2016 Post-Conference Survey Data.
We work hard to put together an excellent academic programme of plenary and featured sessions, topical panels, workshops and forums, but the heart of any academic conference is, of course, the parallel sessions during which the majority of delegates present their papers, then engage in discussion and receive feedback from their peers.
The responses indicate that consistent high standards are maintained during this part of the conference. 85% of respondents to the ECSS/ECSEE 2016 feedback survey said they were satisfied with the quality of the parallel sessions, with 60% responding that they were "good" and 25% stating that they were "fair".
Human interaction is at the source of all value creation, and our academic connections provide us with a community of knowledge. Conferences provide an excellent opportunity for academics to expand the personal and professional networks necessary for a successful career.
IAFOR's conveniently located conference venue in Brighton offers an ideal environment for building these networks. Delegates have numerous opportunities to connect with their peers – over freshly brewed coffee in the baseroom, at a forum discussion, in the sessions and workshops, at the cultural or side events, over lunch, at the evening dinner out, or on one of the conference tours.
Based on feedback received after the ECSS/ECSEE 2016 conference, 86% of respondents said that they were satisfied with the networking opportunities offered by the event, with 14% responding the networking opportunities were "very good", 29% describing them as "good" and 43% saying they were "fair".
The UK is a wonderful place to attend an event – vibrant, culturally rich and scenic – and Brighton is one of the most attractive cities in the country. From iconic tourist spots to beachfront cool, Brighton is crammed full of things to see and do. Boasting a cultural heritage that includes the Royal Pavilion, Regency architecture and Victorian aquariums plus the seaside attractions of Brighton Pier, the Brighton Wheel and the famous pebble beach, Brighton offers something to delight each and every visitor.
95% of respondents said they were satisfied with the conference venue, Jurys Inn Brighton Waterfront Hotel, which is bright, modern and conducive to networking.
Situated on the picturesque seafront, Jurys Inn Brighton Waterfront Hotel is centrally located and is a short walk or taxi ride from nearby train and coach stations.
95% of respondents to the ECSS/ECSEE 2016 feedback survey were satisfied with the quality of the conference venue, with 14% responding that it was "very good", 43% responding that it was "good" and 38% stating that it was "fair".
Would you come back?
The key question after an event, of course, is whether you would consider returning. For 76% of respondents, the answer is either definitely or probably!
38% of delegates said they would "definitely" attend another ECSS/ECSEE event, 38% replied that they would "probably" attend again, 10% said they would "maybe" attend again and 10% said it was "unlikely" that they would attend again.
Would you recommend this conference?
81% of delegates who came to ECSS/ECSEE in 2016 reported they would recommend the conference to friends and colleagues, with 19% responding that they would not.
(Source: ECSS/ECSEE 2016 Post-Conference Survey Data)