I was joking with a member no this list a while back about the carbon burned up by people attending these sorts of gatherings but after some thought doesnt it seem a little strange to have meetings about conserving energy , while burning energy to hold and attend them?
Certainly the technology exists to have these events using the net. What information could not be presented in that manner? PDF and powerpoint files could be sent so that everyone has what is needed. Breakout sessions can be held using web cams.
People can log in so that the count is there, etc.
Just a thought.
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