Advancing sustainable schools for all
April 8-9, 2019 | Saint Paul, Minnesota
The Green Schools Conference & Expo is the only national event to bring together all the players involved in making green schools a reality: people who lead, operate, build and teach in U.S. schools.
Two days of programming offer inspiring keynote speakers, informative workshops and breakout sessions and the chance to network with colleagues from across the country. In 2019, GSCE will be hosted in partnership with IMPACT, a regional sustainability conference.
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Inspiring speakers, dynamic sessions & how-to workshops
Discover strategies and solutions at GSCE that strengthen our schools and communities. Education, environmental, and business leaders join GSCE to share current challenges, set future goals and share best practices to advance green schools for all.
Call for proposals and reviewers
We're now accepting session proposals and peer reviewer applications for our 2019 conference. The application deadline has been extended to 11:59 p.m. CST, Monday, Oct. 8. Email us with any questions.
- Tuesday, Aug. 7 — Call opens for session proposals and peer reviewer applications
- Monday, Oct. 8 — Deadline for session proposals and peer reviewer applications
- Monday, Oct. 15 — Notifications sent for accepted peer reviewers
- Monday, Oct. 29 — Peer reviewers must complete reviews of submitted sessions
- Week of Dec. 17 — Notifications sent for accepted session proposals
Submit a proposal
Apply to be a peer reviewer
The 2018 plenary featured a dynamic panel of school and district leaders discussing how environmental and sustainability literacy enhances student learning and school culture.
Women in Green Power Breakfast
The 2018 Women in Green explored the ways women can lead with purpose to inspire others and drive continued creativity and progress. This morning panel celebrated the power of purpose to shape our lives, our careers and our changing world.
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GSCE offers engaging educational sessions, case studies, hands-on workshops and lectures from today's green school experts. GSCE provides an unmatched opportunity for green school advocates nationwide to collaborate and learn from one another — all with a vested interest in making a positive difference in our children’s futures.
Stay tuned for more information regarding our 2019 program.
For professional credential holders, we've created a list of sessions that have been approved for continuing education hours for our 2018 event. Download the list.
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GBCI Certification Work Zone
Have questions about a GBCI project or the certification process? Our GBCI Certification Work Zone in our Exhibit Hall allowed attendees to meet one-on-one with reviewers and assessors and discuss questions about specific projects or about rating system requirements. Areas of expertise included: LEED O+M, LEED for Homes, TRUE Zero Waste, Parksmart, EDGE and WELL.
The annual Student Summit hosted by Captain Planet is where high school students can learn the skills necessary to inspire positive change in their local community.
The 2018 summit featured indigenous environmental activist Xiuhtezcatl Martinez, writer and entrepreneur Erin Schrode, city government leader John R. Seydel, hip hop activist DJ Cavem Moetavation.
Sponsors & Expo
Be a part of the expanding green schools movement as a sponsor or exhibitor at GSCE. Every year, hundreds of educators and decision-makers gather at GSCE for inspiring programming networking and an energetic exhibit hall. GSCE is the only conference uniting three groups vital to the success of green schools:
Academic: school leaders, teachers and parents
Operations: general school or district administrators, facilities operations management
Building design & construction: architects, engineers, product suppliers
GSCE sponsors enjoy prominent branding onsite throughout the Exhibit Hall, conference sessions, special events and online. As a GSCE sponsor, you can engage with sustainability leaders and demonstrate your support for healthy, high-performing schools all while empowering the green leaders of tomorrow.
For more information, contact Lisa Bowers at email@example.com or 202-742-3766; or Brent Suski at firstname.lastname@example.org or 763-464-8615.
GSCE thrives on the collaboration and partnership of supporting organizations nationwide. GSCE is produced in partnership with Green Schools National Network:
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