Did you know that holding an International Conference for 5,000 attendees virtually reduces the carbon emissions of the event equivalent to the annual emissions of 158 American households? This reduction mostly comes from reduced venue and hotel energy use and the lack of travel requirements.
A one-day virtual event with 200 attendees results in carbon emissions equivalent to that of driving 3,300 miles or burning 1,500 pounds of coal! If held face-to-face, that same event would generate nearly 66 TIMES more carbon emissions.
Over 60% of carbon emissions from virtual conferences are associated with network data transfers from uploading and downloading data such as video calls, streaming, presentations, etc.