One of the great things about being involved in organising a conference is the range of things you get to debate (like why people do or don't contribute to a blog!). More seriously, at the last conference committee meeting we were discussing what it means to be a green conference and what can (and should) we do to be more green. Is there a trade-off between cost and environmental sustainability? If there are additional costs are individuals or their employing organisations prepared to pay that cost? How much analysis must we do to be sure what we are doing is sustainable? Would people pay for carbon credits if we analysed the carbon cost of conference? Would you rather have speakers in person from overseas or would you be happy with their virtual presence?
What is your view on this and any other aspect of sustainability?
What else? Well, the programme structure is pretty well finalised and there will be more information about this available very shortly and the call for papers is also about to be released. Day by day the conference is becoming more fully realised - we look forward to lots of proposals for papers and a wide range of other sessions.