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List of low-carbon conferences
Air travel to conferences is an important source of emissions by academics. In order to reduce these emissions, a number of conference organizers have adopted various strategies.
Conference with several virtually connected regional hubs, rather than a single location.
- Double conference "Higher algebra and mathematical physics" (HAMP 2018), with two locations in Bonn and Waterloo.
- ICMPC15-ESCOM10, a 2018 conference on music psychology, with four locations in Graz, La Plata, Sydney and Montreal.
- Ecology & Religion in Nineteenth-Century Studies Conference, a 2019 conference at 5 digitally connected sites in the USA and in the UK. The conference website points to a number of assessments of its approach to flightless conferencing, including this blog post.
Partly virtual conferences
- The 2019 meeting of the European Biological Rhythms Society (EBRS), to which four fifth of the attendees connected via virtual hubs, and where psychologists studied the effectiveness of networking.
- The 2020 meeting of Interdisciplinary Nineteenth-Century Studies, whose virtual part was increased due to the coronavirus pandemic.
- The world in 2050: creating/imagining just climate futures (2016) and A clockwork green: ecomedia and the anthropocene (2018), two virtual conferences which came with a white paper on their organization.
- A 2017 virtual conference on agile practices in government used not only Zoom videoconferencing, but also Slack and Twitter.
- Couchcon, a 2018 marketing conference organized by Wistia.
- Where next for global taxing rights?, a 2019 conference.
- Photonics Online Meetup 2020, an all-online one-day conference, including a virtual poster session on Twitter.
- ICLR2020, the Eighth International Conference on Learning Representations, shifted to a virtual format due to the coronavirus pandemic.
- "Multiplying Connections, Cutting Carbon: An experiment in multi-site, digitally linked, flightless conferencing (Joshua King)". Conference Inference. 2019-12-17. Retrieved 2020-03-26.
- Abbott, Alison (2019-12-20). "Low-carbon, virtual science conference tries to recreate social buzz". Nature (Springer Science and Business Media LLC) 577 (7788): 13–13. doi:10.1038/d41586-019-03899-1. ISSN 0028-0836.
- "How to shift your conference online in light of the coronavirus (opinion)". insidehighered.com. 2020-03-16. Retrieved 2020-03-16.
- "A nearly carbon-neutral conference model". Ken Hiltner. Retrieved 2020-03-27.
- "Lessons learned from hosting a virtual conference". Medium. 2017-07-17. Retrieved 2020-03-16.
- "Why and How We Hosted CouchCon, Our Virtual Conference". Wistia. 2018-08-20. Retrieved 2020-03-16.
- "Lessons learned from organising our first virtual conference". Tax Justice Network. 2020-03-05. Retrieved 2020-03-16.