Prior communication is key! Let your delegates know you would appreciate them reusing an outfit they already own, bringing their own tote bag, digital equipment, notepad, pen and reusable coffee cup and water bottles.
A Few More Ideas
Find a local artist who can repurpose what is typically event waste in their work.
Give back to the community you are in, and your gifts to speakers, delegates and VIP’s can relate to your event’s purpose.
- a financial donation to a local charity
- hours of labour for a charity working bee, programme time in your programme to do this
- gift the planting of a tree on behalf of each speaker
If you aren’t already, go paperless. Use your registration software to send e-invites and confirmations, invoices, receipts, and communications to delegates.
No handbook, workbook or printed programme is required. Your conference app provides all the information your delegates, speakers, sponsors and exhibitors need - participants can download specific information that they require.
Use electronic signage for seating plans, programme updates and to profile sponsors.