The Sixth Presidents Platform Meeting on “Hacks for Conference Sustainability” took place on May 23, 2022. Prof Giuseppe Delmestri, the vice-chair of EGOS and member the Board Sustainability Taskforce at EGOS (European Group of Organization Studies), shared his experience about conference sustainability.
Climate Mobility and Responsible Conferences: Personal Experiences and Academic Reflections? Prof Delmestri shared key figures concerning the problem of travel and diet climate impact when organizing academic conferences. Attendees learnt about the “OS4Future journey” (www.https://os4future.org/), an initiative within the European Group of Organization Studies (EGOS). “OS4Future journey” is a movement committed to inspire academics to take action on climate change. A few important questions remain open: is the frequency conference to be reduced? Should conference online formats be introduced? Plenty of food for thought!
Stay tuned: the next Presidents Platform Meeting will be about sharing the key lessons and ideas for organizing sustainable conference. Join us on 19 September 2022, at 2-4 pm (CEST).