Advancing sustainable schools for all within this generation.

Every year, the Green Schools Conference & Expo connects green school champions nationwide for two days of learning and collaboration to support our shared mission of equitable, healthy and high-performing schools, where students can learn how to sustain and improve the world around them.

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The nation’s education, environmental, and business leaders take the stage to motivate, inspire and teach our community each year at the Green Schools Conference & Expo.

View the roster of dynamic speakers and panelists below from last year’s conference, and be the first to know about speakers coming next year on March 21-22 in Atlanta by subscribing to our email and following us on Twitter and Facebook!

Opening Plenary


Collaboration, education and innovation are necessary ingredients to help transform our nations’ schools into healthier, more sustainable places to learn, work and play.

At last year’s conference, attendees were inspired by master series speakers, addressed current challenges, set goals for future action and shared best practices with a like-minded community of passionate supporters of green schools.

View the Program


Agenda is subject to change without notice

Monday, March 20, 2017

11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Pre-Conference Workshops and Tours
2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Registration

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Registration
8:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. Networking Breakfast
8:30 a.m. –10:00 a.m. Keynote Address and Opening Plenary
10:15 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. Breakout Sessions
11:15 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Expo Hall Open
11:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Networking Lunch in the Expo Hall
2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Breakout Sessions
3:45 p.m. – 4:45 p.m. Breakout Sessions
5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Evening Celebration

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Registration
8:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. Networking Breakfast
8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Breakout Sessions
8:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Expo Hall Open
9:45 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. Breakout Sessions
11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Networking Lunch in the Expo Hall
2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Breakout Sessions
3:15 p.m. – 4:15 p.m. Closing Plenary

Detailed agenda coming soon.

Expo & Sponsors

As an exhibitor or sponsor, you can be a part of the expanding green schools movement by supporting the Green Schools Conference & Expo.

Hundreds of educators and decision-makers gather every year at GSCE for inspiring programming, targeted networking and an energetic exhibit hall.

2017 Sponsor & Exhibitor Prospectus


At the GSCE Exhibit Hall, attendees can discover new products and services vital to their careers, while forging relationships with vendors and service providers that last well beyond the conference. It's a must-see destination, showcasing the best of the green schools community.

GSCE exhibitors are forward-thinking, engaging representatives from business, the non-profit sector and other groups. They bring the innovation of the marketplace and real-world experience to the green schools conversation.

Confirm your booth today. Products and Services represented at GSCE 2017:

  • Architecture/Building/Facility Design
  • Associations & Public Organization
  • Building and Construction Materials/Services
  • Commercial Services/Products
  • Consulting Services
  • Education - Curriculum and Instruction
  • Energy/Utilities
  • Facilities Operations/Management
  • Fundraising/Finance
  • Furniture and Equipment
  • Government Agency/Organization
  • Health and Wellness
  • Healthy Foods
  • Non-Profit Organizations
  • Stewardship Service Learning Programs
  • Technology
  • Waste/Recycling

For any questions, please contact Meghann Kinney, Specialist for Sponsorship & Corporate Relations at USGBC at (202) 609-7152 or


As a sponsor, you will be recognized prominently before, during and after the conference as a leading supporter of GSCE. The opportunities listed on the prospectus are designed to fit a variety of budgets and may be combined to meet the desired levels.

Join us today, and set yourself apart as a leader in the green schools community! To become a sponsor, please contact Josh Lasky at (202) 595-3994 or

Travel & Reservations

The 2017 conference will take place in Atlanta at the Westin Peachtree Plaza on 210 Peachtree St. NW.

We’ve negotiated and secured a limited number of reduced-rate hotel rooms to make your trip to Atlanta affordable. The standard conference rate is $209 per night plus taxes and fees and the government employee rate is $148 per night plus taxes and fees. In order to qualify for the government rate you must be a government employee and present your government ID/credentials upon check-in.

This rate is only available until February 27, 2017, so be sure to reserve your room today. The special conference rate is valid from March 20-23, 2017.

Alternatively, call 866-716-8108 and let them know you are with the Green Schools Conference & Expo.


Sign up today as a GSCE 2017 volunteer, and get a full conference pass after completing five volunteer hours. Example volunteer duties include being a room monitor or helping at the conference registration desk.

Volunteer Interest Form