I currently live in a small South African coastal town. I am part of the de-urbanization trend enabled by technology. So far this week I've had meetings with someone who lives in the Netherlands, with someone who lives in France and a virtual coffee in the UK. No commute to airports No flights No hotels No commute to meeting venues We have the technology AND know-how to dramatically reduce our carbon footprint. We need to use it. There are no excuses anymore! I now am also negotiating with all event organizers when asked to speak to allow virtual speakers or better yet think of presenting the planned event online. This is a move we must make.