Department of Health and Human Services

Remote conference attendance, eliminate travel costs

A number of employees are sent around the globe to attend topic-specific conferences, meetings, etc. I propose we invest in partnering with these major conferences to implement video conferencing, interactive sessions, etc. Many organizations have adopted virtual meetings such as the distance education institutions allowing them to conduct classes with students around the globe. It would greatly save the government money with travel costs while allowing folks to stay in touch and interact as if they were there. I speak mostly to the scientific communities, however this could be adopted in many areas.

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