Meet the team
It all started in 2019 when Sally Lowell, Alastair Downie, Kate Storey and Holly Shiels, members of the Board of Directors, had the idea for an initiative that would provide technical, logistical and financial support to help biologists make their conferences more sustainable. So the Sustainable Conferencing Initiative was born. Meet the team:
Mr Alastair Downie, head of IT at the Gurdon Institute, UK.
Prof. Sally Lowell, developmental and stem cell biologist at the Centre for Regenerative Medicine, University of Edinburgh, UK.
Dr Holly Shiels, cardiac physiologist at the Division of Cardiovascular Sciences, University of Manchester, UK.
Prof. Kate Storey, FRSE, developmental biologist and head of the Division of Cell & Developmental Biology, College of Life Sciences, University of Dundee, UK.
Our Sustainable Conferencing Officer Viktoria Lamprinaki is a sustainability specialist and is here to offer guidance and support when planning sustainable events and implementing new technologies. To share your experiences and ideas, or ask any questions you may have, email the Initiative at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We want to hear from you
As we begin this project, we want to gather brief case studies from conference organisers, speakers and delegates about interesting conference models and intriguing new technologies.
Get in touch to share your thoughts.