Testimonials

Researcher To Reader Conference 2018

This is what the delegates said about the 2018 Conference:

Event & Programme

  • Excellent blend of attendees and presenters.
  • The mix is really exceptional and allows good discussions and exchange.
  • I had high expectations and they were met, I am satisfied.
  • Had not attended before and it was great.
  • Very interesting and thought provoking.
  • Everyone was very nice.
  • This was a great learning opportunity.
  • Excellent engagement.
  • Good program, nice bunch of people.
  • R2R is the one conference that really attempts to bridge the full span of scholarly
  • communications.
  • This is one of very few fora in which publishers, libraries and researchers actually get to engage.
  • I have chosen R2R [over other events] since I have found it more relevant in supporting research and education.
  • Will encourage others to attend – and learn!
  • Good sessions and organisation.
  • Very relevant, stimulating and interesting event.
  • Useful, thought-provoking conference.
  • I got more out of this from a professional perspective than many other conferences.
  • Provided updates on key issues, challenges and opportunities.
  • I learned a lot.
  • Maintains the overall high standard achieved before.
  • Better than expected, plan to attend next year.
  • I have found the sessions at R2R very informative.
  • An excellent and varied range of views from within the industry.
  • The schedule was well constructed. .
  • High quality of workshops and of talks.
  • Relevant themes, good speakers, good networking opportunities.
  • I found the content of the sessions of high practical relevance.
  • Good programme, interspersing plenaries with workshops.
  • Really interesting presentations and breakout groups.

Presentations & Panels

  • The presentations have been innovative and forward-thinking.
  • Excellent presentations.
  • Sessions very informative, more so than events I have previously attended. 
  • Some great content.
  • Very relevant and very engaging presentations.
  • Excellent mix of speakers and topics covered.
  • Interesting presentations.
  • Loved the gender balance of speakers.
  • A good selection of subjects and speakers.
  • Fascinating ideas and useful resources.
  • Thought provoking and very well presented.
  • Great speakers and interesting content.

Workshops

  • The workshops have been invaluable.
  • Workshops being held over multiple sessions enabled real progress to be made.
  • Workshop went really well.
  • Relevant workshops.
  • I appreciated the opportunity for discussion and activity in the workshops.
  • The workshops are great.
  • The workshop is a very good component of the event, time to think and discuss and make a contribution.
  • The workshop was excellent.
  • Found interactive session very useful and engaging.
  • The workshop options were great.
  • Would value more time for workshops – some of the most valuable time for me.
  • Workshops were useful for more in-depth approach.
  • I like the interactive (workshop) element a lot.

Delegates & Networking

  • The attendees were all very knowledgeable and it’s great having the range of professions represented.
  • Good open communication between all the parties involved in scholarly communications.
  • Love the size; possible to talk to people and good amount of breaks.
  • Good mix of attendees.
  • Great mix of delegates, good networking.
  • Interesting attendees.
  • This conference attracts a good range of people.
  • This is a good forum both to learn and network.
  • Big enough for broad representation, small enough to interact with many people.
  • A good mix of high quality people.
  • Will definitely revisit – great mix of attendees.
  • Good mix of professions and people.
  • Went primarily for networking, came away with that and more in terms of learning.
  • I like the interesting and varied mix of attendees.
  • A gathering of all stakeholders from the industry.
  • The mixture of researchers, librarians, publishers and industry experts has worked very well.
  • This conference attracts a good range of people.
  • Excellent networking opportunities.
  • Good networking, engaged audience, great mix of attendees from different sectors.

Organisation & Venue

  • The organisation is excellent!
  • Very well organised.
  • The whole team have been friendly and accommodating.
  • Great venue.
  • Well done; gets better every year.
  • Keep up the good work!
  • R2R is a well-run conference.
  • Two days is a great length – no conference fatigue!
  • Topical, well priced, convenient to get to.
  • The venue is very good.
  • Timekeeping is excellent.
  • Very good food and drink.
  • Nice venue.
  • Thanks for running on time.

Researcher to Reader in 2016 and 2017

This is what delegates have said about the 2016 & 2017 Conferences:

  • It was excellent, one of the best I have been to in the past few years.
  • Great will definitely attend again.
  • I really enjoyed the conference; many thanks.
  • Great conference, really enjoyed as a first time attendee.
  • Will recommend to colleagues.
  • Some real nuggets of informational gold.
  • Good range of topics.
  • Appreciate the special rates for Librarians.
  • The delegates were great – lots of ideas.
  • Good overall, some valuable discussions.
  • Well done.
  • Congratulations on a very successful event.
  • The programme was a good mix.
  • A good mix of topics and chances for discussion.
  • Great networking opportunities, good range of speakers and participants.
  • Great to meet library professionals.
  • Good conference.
  • Good that there is a mix of publishers and libraries.
  • Very worthwhile, good size.
  • Will definitely attend next year.

Presentations & Panels

  • Great line-up of speakers.
  • Speakers and content very high standard.
  • Excellent content & delivery.
  • Great speaker.
  • Given me a lot to look at later.
  • Identified issues for research assessment.
  • Very erudite.
  • Controversial and good debate.
  • Excellent talk.
  • Great to have feedback from students.
  • Interesting findings.
  • Excellent diverse set of views from panel.
  • Good range of views and discussion.
  • Superb, could have been longer.
  • Very good.
  • Really informative.
  • Beautifully controversial!
  • Outside the box and good to hear of innovation approaches.
  • Engaging and amusing speakers.
  • Very interesting, with much to think about.
  • Refreshingly challenging.
  • Very professional.
  • Thought-provoking and engaging.
  • Entertaining and learned a lot.
  • Very interesting and informative.
  • Brilliant.

 Workshops

  • The workshops were fantastic. 
  • Good collaborative work.
  • The workshop session worked very well, with good interaction and structure.
  • Very clever workshops!
  • Structure of workshops was great.
  • I really liked returning to the same workshop as it allowed ideas to develop.
  • Well facilitated – breaking into smaller groups gave everyone a chance to speak.

Organisation

  • Well managed – excellent overall.
  • Very well organised.
  • Helpful communications in advance.
  • Very friendly and efficient.
  • Really well organised and executed.
  • Organisers helpful.
  • Thank you for a really well-run conference.

Venue

  • Lovely venue.
  • Best free venue wifi ever.
  • Easy to get to.
  • Excellent food.
  • Very convenient.
  • Fast Wi-Fi that didn’t get clogged with lots of users.
  • Spectacular.
  • Really lovely.
  • Great audio and AV.
  • Lovely size, AV worked perfectly.
  • Good not to be cramped like some events.
  • Delicious food.
  • Tasty and plenty.
  • Love it.
  • Always a good location and venue, friendly staff.