GBENN SUMMIT 2020

 

Mark your calendars! The 4th National GBENN Summit will be on October 8-9, 2020 at the D-Barn Reception Hall in Longmont, Colorado. Thank you to the City of Longmont Sustainable Business Program and the Colorado Green Business Program team for hosting the event!

This year’s Summit will be two full days, allowing for increased networking time and discussion among attendees and programs. We’ll have a tour or two, have a pre-conference dinner, as well as a Summit networking event on the evening of the 8th. The Call for Presentations is now available for those interested in speaking at the event. Submissions are due May 22, 2020. Our focus for this year’s event will be “Diversity and Inclusion in Sustainable Business”, but we will have plenty of other topics that we’ll discuss.

Goals for the 2020 Summit

  • Explore how all programs can support diverse small businesses in sustainable practices
  • Strengthen the dialogue and advance collaborative opportunities that began at the 2013 Summit and continued during the 2016 and 2018 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.

Call for Papers: Open for Submissions

The 2020 GBENN Summit is set for October 8 & 9 in Longmont, CO at the D-Barn Reception Hall. We are now seeking presentations and dynamic sessions for the event to build a robust agenda for our Summit attendees and GBENN members.
Each year, the Summit provides thought-provoking and meaningful presentations around various green business program subjects, such as data tracking tools, marketing and promotion strategies, and ideas to maintain program funding. This year, a couple of topics that have been ranked highly by you, our members, are “Collecting and Managing Sustainability Metrics” and “Diversity, Inclusion and Equity in Green Business Programming”.
Do you have an exciting development in your green business program, or would you want to share some of your insight into a green business topics? Submit your ideas! We look forward to hearing from you and learning more about your proposed session at our 2020 Summit. Submissions are due May 22.

Registration will be live in May 2020!

 

GBENN SUMMIT 2018

The 3rd National GBENN Summit occurred on November 8-9, 2018 at the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago, Illinois. Over 35 green business programs that were interested in networking, learning, and sharing best green business engagement strategies for success attended. Thank you to the Museum of Science and Industry for donating space for the event and hosting the GBENN Summit. Thank you also to our Keynote – Aaron Stash – United Eco-Skies, to greenUP! in Nevada and the Illinois Green Business Association for hosting this event.

Agenda and presentations from the 2018 Summit, along with historical Summit information, can be found here.

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

Qualified organizations that become GBENN members for 2020 at the $250 (Non-Profit and Government Agency) rate or $500 (Corporate) rate receive a free registration for one individual to attend the 2020 Summit. GBENN Members receive all the benefits listed on our members page! Become a GBENN member today and we will forward to you a discount code that you can use during the GBENN Summit registration process.