Green Schools Conference | June 28-29

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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. This year the Green Schools Conference will convene virtually over two half-days of programming, featuring inspiring keynotes, interactive education sessions and engaging peer group networking opportunities.

The conference will address topics such as design for sustainability education and social equity, healthy schools and COVID-19 response, empowering student leadership, achieving climate commitments, and much more. Whether you are a teacher, school or district staff, educational leader, parent, student, building industry professional or nonprofit partner, the Green Schools Conference is the premier opportunity to learn and engage. View the 2020 Post Show Report.

For general questions email help@greenschoolsconference.org


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Program

The virtual Green Schools Conference—to be hosted June 28–29, 2021—will provide an unmatched opportunity for green school leaders to convene to share new ideas and strategies for advancing environmental and sustainability literacy and transforming schools into healthier, more sustainable places to learn.

Program Timeline

  • Tuesday, Jan. 26 – Call opens for session proposals and peer reviewer applications
  • Tuesday, Feb. 9 – Call opens for speakers to apply for specific topic areas
  • Monday, March 1 – Deadline for peer reviewer applications
  • Monday, March 8 – Deadline for session proposal submissions and speaker applications
  • Monday, March 8 – Notifications sent for accepted peer reviewers
  • Thursday, March 25 – Round 1 peer reviewers must complete reviews of submissions
  • Thursday, April 8 – Round 2 peer reviewers must complete reviews of submissions
  • Week of April 19 – Notifications sent for accepted session proposals and speakers

For questions regarding the GSC program, please email program@greenschoolsconference.org.

View our 2020 keynote speakers

2021 Schedule at a Glance

All times in Eastern Daylight Time

Monday, June 28, 2021
11:30 a.m. ‑ 12:15 p.m. General Session
12:15 ‑ 12:45 p.m. Hosted Conversations
Learn from event partners and meet fellow attendees
12:45 ‑ 1:00 p.m. Break
1:00 ‑ 2:00 p.m. Education Sessions
Choose from concurrent tracks
2:00 ‑ 2:15 p.m. Break
2:15 ‑ 3:15 p.m. Education Sessions
Choose from concurrent tracks
3:15 ‑ 3:45 p.m. Wellness Break
Give your mind a break! Join our guided physical activity
3:45 ‑ 4:30 p.m. Thought Leadership Spotlight
Short inspiration presentations followed by attendee conversations
4:30 ‑ 4:45 p.m. Break
4:45 ‑ 5:45 p.m. Education Sessions
Choose from concurrent tracks
Tuesday, June 29, 2021
11:30 a.m. ‑ 12:15 p.m. General Session
12:15 ‑ 12:45 p.m. Lunch & Learn Networking
Learn from event partners and meet fellow attendees
12:45 ‑ 1:00 p.m. Break
1:00 ‑ 2:00 p.m. Education Sessions
Choose from concurrent tracks
2:00 ‑ 2:15 p.m. Break
2:15 ‑ 3:15 p.m. Green Schools Award Ceremony
Celebrate our award winners and learn about their achievements!
3:15 ‑ 3:45 p.m. Wellness Break
Give your mind a break! Join our guided physical activity
3:45 ‑ 4:30 p.m. Thought Leadership Spotlight
Short inspiration presentations followed by attendee conversations
4:30 ‑ 4:45 p.m. Break
4:45 ‑ 5:45 p.m. Education Sessions
Choose from concurrent tracks

Sponsors

Join the educators and green building leaders responsible for advancing green schools worldwide and sponsor the 2021 Green Schools Conference. For the first time, GSC will be global and virtual, greatly expanding upon the hundreds of educators and decision-makers who have gathered at GSC for inspiring programming and networking for the last ten years.

This 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)

Green Schools Conference sponsors enjoy prominent branding on our virtual platform, in education sessions, and through unique networking events. As a sponsor, you can engage with sustainability leaders and demonstrate your support for healthy, high-performing schools, all while empowering the green leaders of tomorrow.

View the 2021 Prospectus

Gold Sponsor

University of Wisconsin Stevens Point

Green Sponsors

ASSA ABLOY
Kingspan
Nestl Space


Partners

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.

2021 Partners

Alliance for Climate Education
Alliance to Save Energy
Climate Generation
Cloud Institute
The Energy Coalition
Go Green Initiative
Grades of Green
Green Ribbon Program
Illinois Green: a USGBC Community
Project Green Schools
Shelburne Farms

Registration

The Green Schools Conference will be held virtually on June 28-29, 2021. Early bird rates are applicable through May 14, 2021.

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Conference Pass

Early Bird Regular
(after May 14)
PreK-12 School or District/Government/Nonprofit Employee $85 $100
Member $105 $125
Nonmember $120 $140

Group Rates: A special discount of 10% off your order is available for groups of 5 or more from a single company, school, district or organization. Contact us for details.

Justification Toolkit

Attending the Green Schools Conference is an investment that will benefit not only you, but your school, district or company. The materials below offer a greater understanding of GSC and how to communicate the value it provides. Please feel free to customize and use them to request approval to attend the conference.

Apply for a GSC Community Scholarship