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Sustainability in Action at CMWorld

We know sustainability is important to our attendees and exhibitors, and the CMWorld community as a whole.

We are committed to running Content Marketing World in an environmentally and socially responsible way and we also want to inspire the sustainable development of the industry we serve.

Here are some things we’re doing at the 2023 event to support our goal of creating an inclusive and sustainable event that leaves a positive impact on our community.


Renewable Energy: We’ve switched Content Marketing World’s electricity to come from renewable sources, making our electricity usage carbon neutral and significantly reducing the event’s carbon footprint.

Mobile App: Again this year, we are relying solely on a mobile app to display the agenda, the special events, and other important information. Besides saving a lot of trees, the app will allow you to connect with attendees and sponsors in meaningful ways. Download the app here.

Name Badges: Once again, we will be printing badges on a heavy paper stock that will eliminate the need for plastic sleeves. However, if you do love having that sleeve to hold business cards and such, plan to reuse one you have at home or in your office and pack it in your suitcase. We’ll have recycling bins in the registration area for you to discard your badge before you leave.

Hydrate and Caffeinate: Plastic disposable water bottles will NOT be distributed at the event. We’ll have water stations/bubblers set up all over the convention center for our attendees to fill up a cup. Consider bringing a favorite water bottle from home to help you stay hydrated all week. This has saved literal metric tons of plastic from being used at the convention center, and we thank you for that. Our lunch containers are also made from 100% post-consumer recyclable materials and are compostable.

We’ll have plenty of coffee breaks and the cups are recyclable, but feel free to bring your own refillable mug if you’d like.

Sponsor Materials: Our sponsors are behind us all the way when it comes to helping the planet. Instead of printed seat drops and handouts, they will provide valuable materials via a digital conference bag on the mobile app. Booth giveaways have also become smarter, more functional, and more earth friendly.

At the end of the event, we’ll have bins to collect any leftover material from exhibitors. Based on the types of items collected, Events DC will coordinate with local non-profits to donate the materials accordingly.

Signage: We have moved almost exclusively to digital signage throughout the convention hall. If you see a printed sign, it has likely been repurposed signage from a past event or it has been printed on recyclable cardboard substrate.

Donations of Signage: Any leftover signage that isn’t immediately recycled gets donated to school art classes for creative re-use. We are always happy to support the future generation of artists, content creators, and marketers!

Leftover Food Donations: Any leftover food from the convention center will be donated to a local nonprofit organization.

Electronic Evaluations: Rather than fill out a paper eval after each session, we’re asking attendees to visit the mobile app for on-the-spot speaker evaluations. We’ll be donating $1 to the Capital Area Food Bank for every evaluation submitted, up to $2,500. See more below for our fundraising initiatives.


This year, we’re asking attendees to join us in supporting Capital Area Food Bank, a non-profit organization that leads Washington, D.C.’s efforts to provide equitable access to food and opportunity. Learn more and make a donation here.

Team members continue to support The Orange Effect Foundation with support and fundraising throughout the year. Learn more here about OEF’s mission to support children with speech disorders.


As we move to Washington, D.C., this year, we’re proud to support the capital region by using local vendors for catering, furniture rentals, live entertainment, staffing, security, floral, and transportation.


  • Are you a new mom who needs a private space for nursing? We will have two pods located in the convention center for you.
  • Neutral bathrooms are available throughout the convention center.
  • Multiple elevators are available in the convention center and accessible seating is available in all session rooms.
  • Special meals for those with dietary restrictions are available (please let us know your needs on your registration form).
  • The recorded sessions for on-demand viewing will feature closed captioning. Viewers can click on the CC button in the lower right corner.


We know traveling and long days can take a toll. We’ve got some options for your physical and mental health.

  • On Wednesday and Thursday mornings, we’ll be offering our running club and yoga to anyone who wants to join.
  • Our Relaxation Zone in Room 140B offers a quiet place to unwind. Stop in if you want to take a break.

To learn more about sustainability at Informa and some tips on how you can help, please check out our sustainability page on our website. We welcome your ideas on how we can improve!
We hope that you appreciate these changes and that you’ll still have the same epic experience you’ve had and that you expect each time you’re with us. Thank you!

Not registered yet? There’s still time! Visit the registration page here.