This post links (147 page MS-Word document) to the latest installment of Clayton Wright's excellent list of educational technology & education conferences. Wright notes this time around that there has been an increase in the number of questionable conferences. He writes, via email, "The events may be held to attract papers which people plagiarize (and then publish the papers in their local language and receive academic or scientific credit) and/or to gather funds and offer little in return." And there are many other ways to act against the best interests of presenters and attendees. " Check your 'gut'," he writes, "if it doesn't feel quite right, perhaps more checking is in order. Take the time to conduct your own due diligence."