BOSTON — A 5½-hour road trip from Montreal to Boston over the weekend showed that a chartered bus to a conference can be just the right place to deliver content, generate discussion, and help participants get ready for the networking and knowledge sharing ahead of them.
Category: Low-Carbon Meeting Design
One more reason for meetings to embrace low-carbon design: As climate campaigners pointed out with this flyover at International Civil Aviation Organization headquarters, airlines won’t be coming to anyone’s rescue anytime soon. Photo ©Guy Lavigueur
In last week’s post, we looked at the hazards of choosing a technology platform for a hybrid meeting before deciding how that meeting will be set up, who it’s supposed to serve, and what it has to achieve.
One of the best new strategies for making conferences more audience-friendly and less carbon-intensive might soon be dead on arrival—not because the answer is incorrect, but because event organizers are asking the wrong questions.
Led by Jill Taub Drury and the team at Drury Design Dynamics, the New York Metro Chapter of ISES (International Special Events Society) presented its second annual Sustainability Summit at the Rubin Museum of Art this past Tuesday, April 3rd. The ambitious late afternoon/evening program included educational workshops, presentations and an expert panel discussion. After being well educated and inspired, attendees were invited to mingle with experts and other guests in a stylish alternative to the traditional trade show floor, dubbed “Marketplace 2.0.” Add the sumptuous offerings of Stephen Starr Events (cold curried pea soup topped with lobster and an assortment of local artisan cheeses were among my personal favorites), and you get a sense of just how luxurious sustainability can really be!
Shawna McKinley has collected some great resources for keeping events sustainable. She shares some of them here.
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And you know what that means…no reason to procrastinate!