Are meeting planners frantically adjusting to this new virtual reality, or simply shifting more of their focus and experience to online?
There is no denying the conference and events industry as a whole generates a lot of pollution. Consider travel, specifically air travel, which contributes greatly to the amount of CO2 levels in the atmosphere. As we are all becoming acutely aware of the effects of climate change on our world, many of us are making conscious decisions about how best to get to and from. We may choose to ride our bikes to work, take public transit, or reconsider attending our association’s annual conference because it requires a plane ticket.
I remember about twelve or so years ago there was a big push towards ‘Green Meetings’ so I quickly got certified as a ‘Green Meeting’ specialist. During the course, we learned about various ways to make our meetings more environmentally responsible and I remember thinking – Just imagine where we will be 10 years from now.
Living in Vancouver, it is easy to brag about our weather, mountains, oceans, and sushi. But is it wrong to say that as fall approaches, and we see reports of snow falling in Calgary, we want to call up Calgarians just to brag about eating sushi on Kits beach? There is an art to bragging. It is not subtle and it has to be short and sweet. It needs to be true. This is Sea to Sky’s 2018 Brag Book.
I am a member of the Canadian Society of Association Executives (CSAE). One benefit I really appreciate, along with the excellent library, is the webinar series. When I am thinking about a topic, I often find myself on the CSAE website to see what resources exist on that topic. I recently had a discussion with […]