Why am I doing this?
My partner and I hosted 3 students from different parts of the country in our guest room within the last year, who otherwise would not have been able to come to conferences that took place in Providence. They were not presenting and therefore were not eligible for travel funding.
I am starting this project because I know there are many other students and scholars who are hindered by this system of building networks through conferences. If you have attended one, you know how expensive they can get.
We need representation of first-generation and low-income scholars in academia. If you agree with me, sign up to be a host. Maybe we can't make conferences cheaper, but we can enable each other to attend them.