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"Green ICT– Bigger Than We Ever Imagined"
Reference information from Matt Peterson's keynote at GSICT

Green ICT Conferences Plunge Worldwide

The number of Green ICT conferences and workshops plunged 32% in 2017, almost disappearing from North America and Asia/Pacific. Europe usually hosts more events than do other regions, but accounted for a record 76% in 2017. We counted sixteen events for Europe in 2017, one more than the previous top years of 2013 and 2016.

The 'recovery' in the number of Green ICT conferences we saw in 2016 now appears to be an outlier and the 203-2017 trend is clearly downward.

The original directory of upcoming and past Green IT conferences is now the Green ICT Conference Directory. We did this because of the increasing number that include or focus on sustainability in communications - the "C" in Green ICT

(The chart, based on our Green ICT conference directory, counts co-located events as one.)

We took a look at the use of Twitter to promote GreenICT events during the six-month period running from Nov 2015 to Apr 2016. Only 1 in 14 — 7% — had an event-specific account or hashtag. We speculate that this reflects the academic culture of the organizers for many of these events. The situation appears not to have improved during 2017.