We are very pleased to announce that SPSJHB on 19 May 2012 is going to be the very first ever ALL GREEN SharePoint event in the world!
The SharePoint Community has proven to be a living, breathing, self-sustaining entity. So what better community than ours to help our planet remain a living, breathing, self-sustaining home? Combine that with the most generous people on the planet and we can make a big difference with our event.
We will only be using recycled paper, all waste will go into recycle bins, we’re going to challenge every sponsor to pledge money to carefully selected eco-friendly, sustainability charities for every delegate that attends. We’re going to attempt to measure our carbon footprint and plant however many trees will be required to make our footprint during this event zero. We will only buy from suppliers that can give us eco-friendly, re-usable, sustainable products. We’re thinking up everything we can to do better – if you can think of something we absolutely should be doing as a result, please comment accordingly. We’d love your ideas.
Our mascot is this little dude! Fred Frog, (so far; we are looking for a new name for Fred. Any ideas?). While rhinos are top of everyone’s minds, (and we will sure be supporting that cause too); the humble little frog is critically endangered across the globe, including in South Africa. And plus he just looks so cool.
We’ll be doing the usual awesome SharePoint Saturday model – great sessions all day, free to delegates. We’re just helping you feel good about giving up your Saturday. It will be hosted at Business Connexion in Midrand.
There will be 4 tracks this year – business, technical, voice of the customer and vendor. The call for speakers and sponsors will be opening very soon, so get your great ideas flowing so long.
Save the date!! All the news and details will follow very soon. Think green thoughts! 🙂
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