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.