VenuesNow Conference is committed to minimizing its environmental footprint and elevating its social impact, wherever possible. We invite you to join us on this journey.

  • Learn more about the actions we are taking this year
  • Find your own favorite ways to have the most sustainable experience
  • Share your feedback and ideas for more sustainable future events


  • We are committed to avoiding single-use plastic. Take note of our reusable or compostable serve ware.
  • We support local businesses by sourcing from local vendors whenever possible.
  • Avoid using plasticware or other landfill-bound single-use materials.


  • While offsets are not the perfect solution to single-handedly combatting climate change, we believe that it’s important to do what we can to minimize our impact on the environment while gathering in-person. We are committed to disclosing and offsetting all OVG corporate travel to and from the event. 


  • Offset your plane travel directly when you purchase the flight online or by contacting OVG Sustainability:
  • Take public transit by visiting the City of Phoenix rider information page. 
  • Get clever with transportation around town:
  • Lyft is committed to 100% EVs by 2030 – Support them by booking a car and selecting ‘EV’ if one is available.
  • Select a Green Ride with Uber by looking for the Uber Green setting when selecting your car.
  • Carpool with a colleague or a new friend to/from events around town.
  • Hire a pedi-cab to support local businesses and reduce your footprint. More information can be found at Visit Phoenix.
  • Bring your own reusable coffee mug and/or water bottle to the event. 
  • Tablet or computer instead of a note pad: Save your notes in cloud-based storage 


  • Ask your hotel to learn more about their commitment to sustainability. Most hotels have a sustainability strategy and encourages guests to limit resource use by turning off lights, adjusting the thermostat before you leave for the day, avoiding unnecessary housekeeping by reusing towels and bedding, and promoting healthy, sustainable food options.
  • Check out the City of Phoenix Office of Sustainability site.
  • Book hotels given the 'Eco-Friendly' google designation and learn more about how they've earned this badge. 


  • Have an idea for how to make the conference more sustainable in the future?

Please submit your ideas to