Navigating the Future of Sustainable Business Programs Together 


A GBENN Gathering

September 23 and 24, 2021


Because in-person networking and making connections nationally is what makes our summit events so valuable to our members, we will host an in-person gathering on September 23 and 24, 2021 at the D-Barn Reception Hall in Longmont, Colorado. The event will be 1.5 days and will include facilitated training sessions for program growth, reflection on the virtual summit, national networking opportunities, and a GBENN-network strategic development session. We will also host a data tracking and metrics training session for those programs interested in growing data capture efforts. 

Reserve your spot – Register to attend the gathering now!

Qualified organizations that become GBENN members for 2021-2022 receive a FREE registration for one individual to attend the 2021 Summit. Members who paid dues for 2019-2020 and renew their membership for 2021-2022 will receive a 2nd free registration for that organization. All benefits of being a GBENN member are listed on our members page!


GBENN Gathering Agenda Announced

We’re thrilled to have stellar facilitators and experts joining us for professional and network development sessions to help our green and sustainable business programs continue to thrive. We’ll also be having a lot of networking and fun mixed in too. Agenda may change and more detail will be added as available.

Pre-Conference: Wednesday, September 22

6:30 or 7pm MT: Evening Gathering at Outworld Brewery

We’ll have an informal gathering of attendees that are coming into town the evening before the Summit. We’ll arrange transportation for those that are available and provide heavy appetizers.

Day 1: Thursday, September 23

8:30am: Continental Breakfast at the D-Barn Reception Hall (catered)

9am: Welcome and Introductions; Overview of the Day

9:30am: Professional Development Session: Hosted by the Prosono Group

The session will focus on an overview of how to increase the agility of our organizations and programs by designing small experiments that can help us understand the best path forward from a multitude of directions and options. This session will feature a presentation and then a hands-on group activity. 

11:30am: Break and Lunch at the D-Barn Reception Hall (catered)

12:30pm: Sustainable Business Program Sessions: 

  • Creating More Collaborative Partnerships to Amplify our Program Impact
  • Funding Green Business Programs
  • Diving into Green Business Metrics
    • Cassie Carroll – Illinois Green Business Association

 3:30pm: Wrap-up and Reflection – Overview of Day 2

4:30pm: Solar Tour at Agrivoltaic Learning Center and evening dinner at a farm to table restaurant

Day 2: Friday, September 24, 2021

8:30am: Breakfast Snacks at DBarn Reception Hall and Networking

9:00am: Facilitated GBENN Strategic Development Session 

1:00pm: Brief Lunch Break at the D-Barn Reception Hall (catered)

2:00pm: Wrap-Up and Reflections – Event Complete!

2:45pm: Optional: GreenBizTracker Meeting – CAGBN (1 hour)

The D-Barn Reception Hall can hold up to 200 people comfortably, so there will be plenty of room for social distancing. We will follow all State of Colorado COVID safety guidelines throughout the event, such as maintaining social distancing, wearing masks when applicable, providing hand sanitizer, etc. Some events will be outdoors and most will be in the reception hall. We will offer reimbursement-based travel scholarships as well for those interested in attending. We anticipate hosting 30-40 people at this in-person event and we’d love to have you join us!

We hope you can join us!