For managing submissions and reviewing for scientific conferences, EasyChair is a great solution, free and well-tuned for the needs of volunteer organizers.
Is there any similar sort of site that supports mailing lists for conference advertisements (e.g., calls for papers, calls for participation)?
I ask because this is a problem that a number of interdisciplinary groups that I participate in have been struggling with, for which a number of the obvious solutions do not seem to be workable:
- Institutional mailing lists don't transfer well when you have a shifting group of organizers.
- Google Groups is problematic for China, won't let you add people without emailing them immediately, and isn't a stable platform since they keep changing how it works.
- Most other commercial mailing list services I've found seems to be either spammy, pricey, and/or otherwise tuned for businesses rather than academic conferences.
- Setting up a collectively owned and managed server seems pretty heavy-weight.
This feels to me like a good niche for someone to have filled with an EasyChair-like service, but I do not know if such a thing currently exists.