Green Schools Conference
The Green Schools Conference (GSC) is the only event to bring together all the players involved in making green schools a reality: people who lead, operate, build and teach in schools. Designed to educate, connect and inspire, attendees of the three-day in person conference will explore interdisciplinary content during general sessions, while also having dedicated time with peers to work through specific challenges, share best practices, and generate momentum to further green school actions across the country.
The Call for Proposals is now open through June 26th! Learn more and submit a session proposal.
The 2024 Green Schools Conference is designed to provide attendees with inspirational general sessions, deep dives into the most pressing green school topics, and thought-provoking interdisciplinary education. Pre-conference tours and workshops will complement the conference educational and networking experience allowing participants to explore green schools in practice.
We strive to build an inspiring and innovative program and invite you to participate! Submit a proposal for an education session, tour, or workshop and share your successful green school strategies, partnerships, research, and lessons learned with others. The 2024 program will specifically address these specific current topics:
- Leveraging new funding sources and models
- Intersectionality of sustainability and equity
- Empowering student voice for climate action
- Nature-based strategies for education and wellness
Submit your education proposal
The 2023 program was designed for each stakeholder group that makes green schools a reality: educators and school leaders, school district capital and facilities staff, non-school-based professionals interested in school design and construction, and green school advocates, government and community partners. Attendees selected ONE track designed to meet the unique needs of the attendees based on their professional role and meaningfully connect with peers to fully develop ideas and strategies.
Apply to be a Program Reviewer
Program Reviewers evaluate session proposals and help maintain the quality of sessions by identifying exceptional presentations. Reviewers can earn continuing education hours and receive a discounted conference pass to GSC for participating. Review the Call for Reviewers document for more information on applying. The entire review process takes place digitally and does not require an in-person commitment. Learn more here and apply by May 16!
Submit your reviewer application
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2023 Schedule at a Glance
Schedule at a Glance
|8:30 - 10:30 am
||Pre-Conference Workshop: Measuring, Monitoring & Communicating for Zero Waste in Schools
|12:00 - 1:00 pm
||Registration, networking & lunch
|1:00 - 5:00 pm
|6:00 - 7:30 pm
||Friends and Family Event (hosted offsite by show partner, GSNN)
|8:00 - 9:00 am
||Registration, networking & breakfast
|9:00 - 10:00 am
|10:15 - 11:15 am
|11:30 - 1:00 pm
|1:15 - 5:00 pm
|5:30 - 6:30 pm
||Peer Cohort Networking Reception
|8:00 - 9:00 am
||Registration, networking & light breakfast
|9:00 - 10:15 am
||Keynote / General session
|10:15 - 10:30 am
|10:30 - 11:30 am
||Morning education (01)
|11:45 - 1:00 pm
||Best of Green Schools Award luncheon
|1:15 - 2:15 pm
||Afternoon education (02)
|2:15 - 2:45 pm
|2:45 - 3:45 pm
||Afternoon education (03)
|3:45 - 4:15 pm
|4:15 - 5:00 pm
||Hosted Expert Panels
|5:00 - 6:30 pm
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Demonstrate your support for healthy, high-performing schools, all while empowering the green leaders of tomorrow: the 2023 sponsorship program offers a variety of touchpoints designed to help attendees navigate specific challenges, share best practices, and generate momentum around sustainable schools.
This is the only conference uniting three groups vital to the success of green schools:
- Academic (School Leaders, Teachers, Parents and Non-profit Partners)
- Operations (General School or District Administrators, Facilities Operations Management)
- Building design & construction (Architects, Engineers, Contractors, Product Suppliers)
Our sponsors enjoy unique opportunities to engage with our exclusive audience as they emerge stronger and more strategic post-pandemic. Download the prospectus and schedule a meeting to find out how you can enjoy prominent branding, engage with sustainability leaders, and elevate your organization’s thought leadership.
The Green Schools Conference thrives on the collaboration and partnership of supporting organizations nationwide. GSC is produced by the Center for Green Schools at USGBC in partnership with Green Schools National Network.