Are the days of meeting planners hauling around huge binders full of every detail about a meeting going the way of the dinosaur? Yes, according to Larry Covert, the ASAE Director of Information Technology, who led a session on “Green IT” at the ASAE Technology Conference in early December. The session was sponsored by the ASAE Convene Green Alliance.
“We are seeing big cost savings plus a reduced carbon footprint by transferring all the information that used to be printed in three 10-inch binders into an iPad,” Covert said.
Judy Bausch, CMP, the ASAE Meetings Manager, manages a 10-member onsite team at the Annual Meeting that all used to work with these large binders. Today, however, ASAE uses an app called iAnnotatePDF that is available in the iStore for only $8 to handle all the data electronically that used to be printed.
What, exactly, is a “carbon footprint?” The ASAE Convene Green Alliance (CGA) Focus Forum, “Carbon Footprinting Made Easy,” to be held November 8, 2011 at the ASAE Headquarters Conference Center in Washington, DC, will provide a complete answer to this question, and then some. The event is complimentary to association professionals.
This learning opportunity begins at 9:00 a.m. with an “Around Orlando” Networking Breakfast, put on by the Orlando Convention Center District, the sponsor of the Focus Forum.
The program runs from 9:30 to 10:45 a.m., featuring Jeff Benavides, LEED AP O+M, Senior Project Manager for EcoPreserve, a sustainability consulting firm dedicated to assisting businesses and organizations maximize building operational performance through benchmarking, analyses, upgrades, education, engagement, and certification.