As many of you know, GRONEN embarked on a fully virtual pilot this year: 113 participants, 52 synchronous paper presentations, 58 hours live-stream, and 8 virtual bars and socials (including a remote sightseeing tour through Lisbon, a fireside talk in virtual reality and a pub quiz).
A quick calculation shows that we were able to save about 65 t of CO2 (580 kg of CO2 x 113 participants), 678 hrs of travel, and almost 130.000 € in resources by taking the conference online! A milestone for making academic conferences more climate friendly and accessible.
For those interested in the experiences of the GRONEN community, we are happy to share:
Associate Professor CATÓLICA-LISBON
Conference Coordinator GRONENetwork