Gateway to Canada and the (new) World
The 2022 ICMM Congress was hosted by the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, from Monday 12 – Friday 16 September 2022. More than 110 in-person and 20 virtual delegates enjoyed a packed Congress program with fantastic speakers and memorable excursions.
Big thanks to Kim and the team in Halifax for the incredible amount of work they put in organising and running the Congress – everyone agreed it was a huge success!
A special Congress edition of the ICMM newsletter will be published in the next few weeks. In the meantime, watch this space for a report on the Congress.
ICMM recognised that the carbon footprint of the Congress would be significant, with participants travelling to Canada from all over the world. To mitigate the effects of this, the ICMM Executive Council decided to carbon offset attendees’ travel to Halifax by donating to the Ocean Foundation’s SeaGrass Grow carbon offset programme. We will also be exploring options for offsetting the carbon footprint of our online Congress operations, including our virtual streaming. The Congress organisers in Halifax also ensured that the event was as sustainable and green as possible, including minimizing the use of plastics, excess paper and other options.