Greening International Education Conferences: Best Practices & New Initiatives

Sustainable practices within international education programming and operations are becoming fundamental factors to be considered. Conferences that bring together colleagues from around the globe provide valuable networking, learning, and partnership opportunities, but they come at a high environmental cost. This session aims at identifying opportunities to reduce the harmful greenhouse gas emissions of these professional and business development activities, whilst offering solutions and sharing best practices.


Dr. Elizabeth Frolich, Director of Resources, The Forum on Education Abroad

Sabrina van Spijker, Senior Events Coordinator, EAIE

Dr. Stephen Robinson, Environmental Geoscientist, Professor at Champlain College Dublin
Daniel Ponce-Taylor CANIE Europe Chapter

Margherita Pasquini CANIE Europe Chapter



3–4PM UTC/5–6PM CET 

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At the end of this session, participants will be able to:

  • Have a new perspective on the role played by international education conferences in climate change
  • Identify the main factors needed to be addressed in order to make conferences more sustainable
  • Learn what current conference organizers are doing to mitigate their impact on the environment
  • Learn how to be an active actor in making conferences more sustainable

You will leave the session with concrete actions and suggestions to make your conference business trips more sustainable and ways to influence your network and institution by taking onboard these suggestions!