Governments and corporations promote airports as a sign of progress and with promises of ‘development’. In reality, the construction of airports and associated infrastructure drives people off their land, destroys livelihoods, plunders water and fertile soil and...
- Oct 22 2020
- 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Virtually international- how virtual meetings can help to avoid flights
October 22nd 2020, 4-6 pm CEST
Please register via this link.
In recent months, many of us became experts in using virtual communication in our work contexts. These learning experiences can be valuable in the future: remote collaborative international work is an effective way to reduce the need for business air travel. We would like to harvest those experiences and explore how they can help us to avoid business air travel in the long term – beyond the current phase of travel restrictions.
The first half of the webinar consists of three expert accounts providing an overview of the topic.
Lorenz Hilty (Department of Informatics, Informatics and Sustainability Research at the University of Zurich),
Stan Reimgen (Co-Founder & Design Lead of Big. An Impact Studio), and
Nicole Aeschbach (TdLab Geography at the Institute of Geography at Heidelberg University) will answer questions such as:
- How can virtual communication help to reduce the climate impact of organizations and be as little harmful to the climate as possible?
- What are the recommended technical solutions for collaborative work and workshops?
- How to design virtual meetings to be motivating, increase team spirit, avoid conflicts?
- What do we learn from the experiences of virtual exchange in research and teaching during the Corona crisis?
In the second half we open up space to discuss your experiences. We touch upon those contexts which are more difficult to switch to virtual communication and on the question of how we can all avoid to return to business as usual after the Corona crisis.
Everyone who is interested to reduce business travel by air by using virtual communication in the work place is very much welcome to join!
(Note: we will not so much focus on big online events or conferences, but on day-to-day remote work in international teams.)