Institutions that support and don’t support my no-fly policy
After the University of Bristol declared a climate emergency in April 2019, I pledged to minimise conference travel, especially by air. Since then, whenever I receive an invitation to participate in a conference or workshop to which I cannot get by train within the available time, I ask the organisers to accommodate my remote participation. Much to my surprise, to date, most of them have agreed to do so. However disappointing, as could be expected, some institutions decline to change the way in which they conduct their research-related meetings and pull out the invitation after hearing of the no-fly policy.
In order to give credit where it is due and, to whichever extent I can, pressure others into change, I have decided to publish the list of institutions that support and those that do not support my no-fly policy. Both lists are in alphabetical order.
Supporters of no-fly policy
These are institutions that readily accommodated videoconferencing, even if this created some challenges or reduced the perceived quality of the meeting.
Non-supporters of no-fly policy
These are institutions that simply decided on principle that they were not interested in remote participation in research-related meetings.