Sustainable Conferencing Initiative

Launched in 2020, the Sustainable Conferencing Initiative provides guidance and support on the sustainability of events, and offers insights on technologies that can be used for virtual and hybrid events.

A dedicated website provides relevant blogs and resources to help set up sustainable events, as well as a discussion forum for the community to exchange ideas and experiences.

Sustainable Conferencing Grants

Organisers of a variety of events can apply for the new Sustainable Conferencing Grant, which offers up £2,500 to assist with the cost of innovative ideas that will allow events to become more sustainable.


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Sustainable Conferencing Blog

Visit our Blog where we share information on various aspects of event sustainability and new technologies.

Join the discussion

Visit the Sustainable Conferencing Initiative’s Forum to share your ideas and questions with the community.

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We want to hear from you

We want to gather case studies from conference organisers, speakers and delegates about interesting conference models and intriguing new technologies.

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