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The latest report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) estimated that humanity has a time window of about 12 years in order to prevent global warming of catastrophic magnitude. Green house gas emission from personal air travel, which is currently rising in both absolute and relative numbers, is possibly one of the factors that can be most readily reduced. An increasing number of scientific societies are adapting their internal workings to the requirements established by the climate agenda.

Virtual technologies hold the promise to substitute many forms of physical interactions and increasingly make their way into academic conferences to reduce the number of travelling delegates. Yet, it is well known that these technologies cannot transmit the full depth of direct face to face interactions.

In this survey, we would like to learn about your opinion, experiences and ideas about the inclusion of virtual solutions into regular scientific conferences, as well as your opinion on measures to reduce conferences’ ecological footprint.

Data collected in this survey will be used only for aggregated statistical evaluation and anonymised quotes. Individual responses will not be kept longer than necessary for data analysis.

The survey will take approximately 15 minutes.