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Carbon Offsets and Captioning

As our 2020 event schedules take shape (Washington DC is now available!), we have two new initiatives to tell you about that will affect every show this year.

First, we’ll have live captioning at all our 2020 conferences. This live captioning will complement, not replace, the assistive listening devices we make available at every event. If you’d like to know more, or to reserve an assistive-listening device for a show, please contact us to let us know.

Second, in addition to our continued work to reduce waste at our shows, we’ll be purchasing carbon offsets that exceed the total carbon footprint of our shows by approximately 50 percent. The offsets will cover staff and speaker travel and lodging, attendee travel and lodging, and the venue inputs. We’ll have a certificate at each conference showing the offset amount and date of purchase. Our thanks to TerraPass for their event-focused carbon offset calculator!