By delivering engaging virtual and hybrid conferences, we are helping to reduce the carbon footprint of research and publication.
Midspace is the new brand name of Clowdr CIC. We offer state-of-the-art virtual conferences to academic, research and activist communities. Our mission is to dramatically reduce the climate impact of academia by providing an attractive, effective, and inclusive alternative to physical gatherings, and by empowering others to address other market sectors using our open-source platform.
We are a fast-moving, experienced team interested in working on new or unique types of conferences.
Midspace (Clowdr CIC) is a UK Community Interest Company focused on delivering virtual conferencing software for the academic community. Our software is fully open source and can be used by anyone free of charge; we also sell turnkey services to reduce the effort for conference organisers and to support our ongoing development.
Clowdr started as a response to climate change: About 70% of carbon emissions for a physical conference come from flights and hotels. Virtual conferences can dramatically reduce this carbon footprint. In the short term, Clowdr was prompted by the pandemic and the need for the conferences our founding team call "home" to go virtual.
Along the way, we've learned that virtual conferences massively expand participation in academic conferences by making them significantly more inclusive for people with disabilities, family responsibilities, caregiving roles, heavy work requirements, geographical restrictions, or limited financial means.
The social experience at a virtual conference makes or breaks the event. This is Clowdr's key focus and we have strong targets for accessibility and inclusivity.
We believe that, by delivering great virtual conference experiences now, we can convince people to continue holding many of their meetings virtually even after the pandemic is over.
By delivering engaging virtual and hybrid conferences, we are helping to reduce…