ERIC Number: EJ815448
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Oct-10
Reference Count: 0
Make the Conference Come to You
Behrens, Susan J.
Chronicle of Higher Education, v55 n7 pA99 Oct 2008
In today's environmentally aware climate, the author relates that she sees the traditional academic conference in a new light. Many people travel great distances and use vast amounts of resources to stand in front of other energy consumers and read a paper aloud. People do not even call it giving a talk anymore; it is giving a paper. The author relates that she found some of her colleagues who just attended conferences had similar experiences to her. They felt they could have phoned in their talks. In this article, the author suggests several tips on how conferences can be made eco-friendly.
Descriptors: Conferences (Gatherings), Conference Papers, Environmental Education, Teleconferencing, Travel, Computer Mediated Communication, Academic Discourse
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Higher Education
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