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On speaker rejection letters

Dear Reader,

Rejection letters are just the participation certificates of adulthood.Conference organizers get this question all the time, “Why was my talk not selected?”. The smart ones know not to answer it. Think about it, there is no upside for the organizer in answering that questions. It generally boils down to something along the lines of “Your talk didn’t fit.” or “There was a better talk/speaker giving a talk on this topic.” Either way, every time I have answered this question as a conference organizer, it has led to hurt feelings. So most conference organizers won’t answer it.

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26 thoughts on “On speaker rejection letters

  1. Rejection happens. The best thing to do is simply keep trying and not get upset over a rejection. Persistence and a positive attitude are keys to winning at life.

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