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EGU22: Rethinking (geo)scientific conferences today

EGU22: Rethinking (geo)scientific conferences today

From aiming at globally distributed, but virtually connected conference hubs to live subtitles and translations: never has the scientific conference format been on a trajectory of such abrupt change. What the new format of the coming years will be is still unclear, but it will need fewer chairs and more bandwidth, and should be sensibly ‘green’ and super accessible, suggests Fabio Crameri. Even th ...[Read More]

How to EGU22: Five ways you can help us make a greener EGU22!

How to EGU22: Five ways you can help us make a greener EGU22!

For several years, EGU has committed – both in terms of resources and research – to helping to create a cleaner and greener environment. As our biggest event of the year (EGU22) soon approaches, nearly 10,000 people are expected to travel to Vienna for the week-long conference. An event of this scale can of course impact the environment any number of ways. The good news? Even the small ...[Read More]

How to EGU22: the first hybrid General Assembly has the best of both worlds!

How to EGU22: the first hybrid General Assembly has the best of both worlds!

Since the first EGU General Assembly in 2004, the European Geosciences Union’s annual scientific conference has welcomed thousands of researchers from all over the globe, every year. As the event grew in scale, we found a home in Vienna, Austria, attracting scientists, science for policy researchers and journalists from around the world, to discuss the latest developments in the Earth, planetary a ...[Read More]

vEGU21 to GreenEGU ’22: what can we learn from a fully digital conference?

vEGU21 to GreenEGU ’22: what can we learn from a fully digital conference?

With EGU’s General Assembly fully virtual again this year, everyone attending will already be saving a huge amount of carbon by not travelling, sometimes across huge distances, to Vienna in Austria. But what about next year, and other future events when we will once again be able to meet in person? Are there things we can adopt from a virtual conference to make our in-person conference exper ...[Read More]