20th biennial congress – In-person – 8-10 Sep, 2022 Cambridge, UK

Going green

Leaf on white backgroundIn planning our 20th Congress as an in-person meeting, we recognise the environmental impact such meetings have on the planet. Our Local Organising Committee have sought to reduce the environmental impact of our Congress in a variety of ways, including:

  • All on-site catering at West Road Concert Hall will be vegetarian and vegan, with no meat or fish. Sustainable cutlery & crockery will be used.
  • All catering for our Welcome Reception at Darwin College will use plant-based ingredients
  • We’ve sourced local or European wines for our Congress dinner, and chosen locally-produced menus where possible.  
  • We’ve chosen not to provide the traditional “Conference Bag” or weighty printed abstract book to delegates. Instead, delegates will receive a reduced format Printed Programme, with a full online programme and abstract book available on this site.  
  • We will hold the Congress at West Road Concert Hall, which is naturally ventilated (mechanically) and does not rely on air conditioning or high energy forms of heating
  • We are encouraging delegates to get around Cambridge using active travel methods, including walking or bicycling.
  • We’ll take delegates down the River Cam on a punt, a low energy form of transport and ultimate way to see the city!
  • Wherever possible, we’ll recycle all leftover materials from the Congress including unclaimed posters & programmes.
  • We’re reducing food waste by using our conference organisation knowledge to anticipate accurate numbers for catering during the meeting.