I'm the founder of FutureWork IQ where I spend my time assisting businesses to design digital workplaces or “offices in the cloud.” These environments enable companies to allow flexible and remote working for their teams. I also teach the digital literacy, fluency, communication and collaboration skills needed to work in these modern technology-rich workplaces.

Every aspect of what we do needs to be scrutinised to determine what the emissions are from this activity. Events are no exception! During the pandemic we suddenly transitioned to online events instead of in-person events due to the restrictions that were in place.

In the process of doing so we discovered some very interesting things about in-person business as usual events. In some ground breaking research on the in-person vs online event emissions it was found that in the case of one particular event the online event emitted 3,000 times less emissions than if it had taken place in person.

In this conversation with Leo Burtscher the lead author of the paper mentioned above entitled The carbon footprint of large astronomy meetings we explore the findings and also what this means now as we look to the future.

Take a listen to the LindedIn Audio conversation: