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
Imagine an industry that shows a cumulative net loss after decades of operation. Its main business model is a poster child for showing MBA students the strategies they should avoid at all costs.
The fact that he came over to chat had very little to do with me.
I was sitting on the patio at Bridgehead Trading, the funky, fair trade coffee shop that serves as an informal meeting room and home-away-from-home for our office two blocks away. One of the counter staff came over to visit with Maydeleh, our 3½-year-old Shetland sheepdog.
Vermont will always be one of my favourite places in the world.
The three summers I spent at summer camp near Salisbury, VT as a child were not 100% happy, but I fell in love with the state and its terrain. I’ve been back a couple of times as an adult, and the gentle hills and small towns still speak to my heart. (Vermont is also the home of US Senator Patrick Leahy, who tried heroically to cajole the Clinton White House into signing the global landmine treaty in 1997.)
Higher air fares, fewer flights, and rising supply costs are the new reality for conferences around the world.
Live meetings will survive the crunch because there is still no more effective way for people to share ideas, knowledge, and solutions. But the future could hold