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EXPERIENCES WITH VIRTUAL CONFERENCING // GRONEN2020 // PUSHING THE CONVERSATION ABOUT CLIMATE FRIENDLY AND INCLUSIVE CONFERENCES

  • 1.  EXPERIENCES WITH VIRTUAL CONFERENCING // GRONEN2020 // PUSHING THE CONVERSATION ABOUT CLIMATE FRIENDLY AND INCLUSIVE CONFERENCES

    Posted 07-01-2020 13:08

    Dear colleagues,

    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: 

     

    René Bohnsack

    Associate Professor CATÓLICA-LISBON

    Conference Coordinator GRONENetwork



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    Rene Bohnsack
    UCP - Catolica Lisbon School of Business and Economics
    Lisbon
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