Join us for the 3rd National GBENN Summit taking place on November 8-9, 2018 at the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago Illinois. Green business programs interested in networking, learning, and sharing best green business engagement strategies for success should plan on attending.

Goals for the 2018 Summit

  • Strengthen the dialogue and advance collaborative opportunities that began at the 2013 Summit and continued during the 2016 Summit
  • Share best practice information across programs and foster collaboration that advances the unique objectives of green business programs
  • Advance strategic development goals of the Green Business Engagement National Network – driving greater network impact
  • Create collaborative programming that strategically stimulates network growth
  • Engage new green business engagement programs in the network, fostering networking and relationship-building between programs.

Hotels and Lodging

Marriott Marquis Chicago

Hyatt Regency McCormick Place

Summit attendees are responsible for reserving and paying for their accommodations. There are two hotels near the Summit destination at the Museum of Science and Industry.  GBENN is working to get Government rates at the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place and the Marriott Marquis Chicago.  (We will upload an accommodation link once we have done so.)  If you cannot or are not interested in staying at these locations, please consider booking lodging north of those hotels (Air B&B, Hotwire, etc.) or within the University of Chicago/Hyde Park area. Our summit location at the museum and around the University of Chicago (Hyde Park) are good locations, as is the northern part of that area. Who wouldn’t want to be closer to the downtown hub though?!

Call for Presenters

We are currently accepting presentation proposals for the Summit beginning August 1 through September 4.

Registering for the 2018 Summit

Here is the link to the Registration Page for the GBENN Summit 2018.

Link to Summit Itinerary – coming soon.

Become a Member of GBENN Today, Summit attendance for one (1) included in Membership!

Qualified organizations that become GBENN members for 2018 at the $250 (Non-Profit and Government Agency) rate or $500 (Corporate) rate receive a free registration for one individual to attend the 2018 Summit. GBENN Members receive all the benefits listed on our members page! Become a GBENN today and we will forward to you a discount code that you can use during the GBENN Summit registration process.

2018 Summit Agenda

The 2018 Summit Agenda is posted.  Check this page for a detailed outline of the 2018 Summit including sessions and keynote, special tours, speakers and their profiles.

Summit Updates

Check this page regularly for updates regarding the Summit including special tours, information about nearby hotels and transportation.