At the IB, sustainability is a primary goal. We acknowledge the pressing need to tackle the climate crisis and are proactively implementing measures to minimize our ecological footprint. Here's how we're incorporating sustainable practices at the conference.

Green conference venue

Our commitment to sustainability begins with the venue itself. EXCO is the Republic of Korea’s first convention centre with multi-renewable energy systems for lighting and heating. From facility design to green technologies and operating practices, EXCO is committed to being as environmentally friendly as possible. Find out more here.

Green transportation

Throughout the conference, we encourage attendees to walk, carpool or utilize Daegu's efficient public transportation where possible. Shuttles will also be provided to and from our official hotels. Read more about how to get to EXCO here.

Food served at EXCO is sourced locally where possible. During the conference, we will offer plant-based menu options with a lower carbon footprint which helps reduce water usage and deforestation. We try to reduce waste where possible by minimizing the use of single-use plastics and offering recyclable food containers and cutlery.

Waste reduction

To minimize waste generation, we are providing attendees with reusable water tumblers to reduce the use of single-use plastics. We strongly encourage the use of digital materials instead of printed ones.

Sustainable printing and production

Giveaway items in IB welcome bags are made with recyclable materials.

Community engagement

Beyond the conference, we believe in giving back to the local community. We will collaborate with local charities to ensure that stationery and materials are donated to those in need.

Education and awareness

Education is key to fostering a sustainable future for the next generation. Consider attending this breakout session that touches on sustainability concepts.

  • Developing your learning community in schools offering PYP: A guide to utilize the local resources

Do your part!

We invite all conference attendees to do their part in embracing sustainability. We encourage you to:

  1. Bring your own reusable water bottle or use the one in your delegate bag! You can refill your water bottle at water stations provided around the conference venue.
  2. Avoid food waste by taking only what you can consume.
  3. Reduce paper waste where possible. Check the conference programme on the mobile app instead of printing out the programme.
  4. Walk or take public transportation to and from the conference venue.
  5. Follow the waste segregation guidelines provided by the conference venue and make sure to dispose of your waste properly in designated recycling bins.

Small actions collectively make a big impact. Together, we can create a more sustainable future and inspire others to do the same!