Responsible Events

I recently gave a talk on ‘Responsible Events’ at the Event Horizons conference in Cornwall.  You can see the presentation below.  ‘Responsibility’ is a new way of thinking about sustainability.  In this presentation, I argue that ‘sustainability’ has been the least successful policy agenda of the last 50 years.  Top-down policies, frameworks and industry standards haven’t delivered sustainable events or helped us to make global development more sustainable in general.


The concept of responsible events puts the emphasis on what the events industry is good at: bringing people together, using technology creatively and producing amazing experiences.  Instead of implementing dry management standards to brand events as ‘green’, we should be designing events that help event managers and event customers to share the responsibility to create positive impacts on the environment and society.

The presentation below was originally just made up of images – text has been added.

2 Events Management academic posts at the University of Greenwich

We’ve just advertised two posts in Events Management in our department in the Business Faculty at the University of Greenwich.

Our Greenwich campus
Our Greenwich campus

We’re looking for two lecturers or senior lecturers to join us to help deliver our successful Events Management BA and MA programmes and also to be part of the team launching our new BA Hospitality Management degree.

We have an exciting department, with a large student body studying Marketing, Events, Tourism and PR and a research group with staff carrying out research and publishing in all of these areas.  Our campus is on the gorgeous World Heritage Site in London, just down the road from the O2 and across the river from Canary Wharf.

You can read the full job description and apply here.  The closing date for applications is 28th February 2014.