Moving Ideas, Without Moving People – Prior to COVID-19 the University of Alberta developed a toolkit to support virtual conferencing in an effort to reduce the carbon footprint related to academic events.
For large or complex events, groups may also opt to utilize event management services. A list of U of T approved vendors, in the category of event staging services is available through the U of T procurement services supplier directory.
Specific advice for transitioning in-person events to online:
The Collision: From Home organizers have focused on providing a range of networking opportunities for attendees to engage with each other, ranging from 1:1 networking opportunities, group chats and lounges
Virtual Conferencing Menu of Options – U of T’s Committee on Environment, Climate Change and Sustainability (CECCS) developed this resource as background research conducted to support efforts to reduce institutional air travel