Conferences

Photo: World Bank Conference = a formal meeting for discussion EssayThis page reviews conferences we have attended or paid attention remotely. We ask how these conferences can be more effective for hosts, participants, the local community, and remote participants. Examples Features Planeta.com

Remote Participant

Buzzwords Updating our tips for event / webinar organizers connecting with remote participants and vice-versa Remote participants are people interested in an event but who cannot participate face-to-face. Remote participation can take the form of viewing or interacting with livestreaming video or audio. There can be questions solicited with a particular hashtag that conference attendees …

Responsible Travel Week 2020

Poster Responsible Travel Week 2020 is over, and we are processing your helpful feedback. What have we learned about online conferencing? Online education? This process continues (2021 dates: February 8-14), so if you would like to contribute, please message / tweet / speak with Planeta.com’s Ron Mader. Volunteers requested for testing our video and audio …

Events Notebook

Photo Quotes about events You can’t just throw people who come from different perspectives in a room, lock the door and come back in an hour and expect them to have solved these problems, it takes time for people to develop a shared vernacular, it takes engineered serendipity, that is the creation of serendipitous moments …

Earth Day 2020

Photo: Seven Magic Mountains What are your plans for Earth Day? Hashtag: #EarthDay Earth Day (April 22) has proved extremely popular in the United States and around the world. Now that we are shut-ins or staying six feet (two meters) apart, #EarthDay #EarthDay2020 is more digital and global than ever. Planeta is updating our suggested …

World Tourism Day

Poster The United Nations created World Tourism Day (September 27) in 1979 to increase awareness of the importance of tourism and its social, cultural, political and economic values. World Tourism Day is hosted by the UNWTO. Planeta.com has celebrated World Tourism Day since 1995, a little late to the party but earlier than others. We …

Te Matatini

Buzzwords Held every two years Te Matatini Kapa Haka Festival celebrates the cultural dance of the Māori people of New Zealand. Over four days audiences experience the best kapa haka in the world, taste Māori food (kai) and local delicacies and shop for Māori arts and crafts. Eden Park hosts the event in 2021. The …

Climate Heritage Network Launch

Poster The Climate Heritage Network Global Launch was a two-day program (October 24-25) devoted to urgently mobilizing the cultural heritage sector for climate action across the globe. The program served as a key catalyst for accelerating the ambition of culture and heritage actors to help the communities they work in to deliver on ambitions of …

10th Anniversary of the Responsible Tourism Conference in Belize

Poster Some background. The third International Conference on Responsible Tourism in Destinations took place in Belmopan, Belize October 19-23, 2009. In October 2019 Planeta.com revisits the event by checking in with organizers and participants. Questions Who are the active players in responsible travel in Belize today? What are the relevant web links? Does anyone have …