Heather Benjamin
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View the sessions for the 2019 Green Schools Conference and Expo and IMPACT, to be held jointly in St. Paul.

The Green Schools Conference and Expo (GSCE) is the only national event to convene the professionals involved in making green schools a reality: people who lead, operate, build and teach in U.S. schools. In 2019, GSCE will be hosted in partnership with IMPACT, a conference for green building leaders in the Midwest region.

Take advantage of this co-located event to engage with the big issues in sustainability and to learn from the leaders in the field. Enjoy workshops, breakout sessions and the chance to network with colleagues from across the country at events such as the Women in Green Power Hour and informal receptions.

Keynote: Art as activism

Bringing a unique combination of expertise in science, sustainability and art, Zaria Forman will inspire GSCE x IMPACT attendees as keynote speaker.

Forman documents climate change with pastel drawings, traveling to remote regions of the world to collect images for her work. She has flown with NASA on several Operation IceBridge missions over Antarctica, Greenland and Arctic Canada, and her ultimate goal is to energize viewers of her art to help preserve the remote landscapes threatened by the effects of global climate change.

GSCE programming

From April 8–9 in Saint Paul at the Minnesota Saint Paul RiverCentre, GSCE will offer eight tracks of compelling education programming. View the GSCE education sessions.

GSCE tracks:

  • All Systems Green
  • Student-Driven Leadership
  • Sustainability in the Classroom
  • Building Essentials
  • Climate-centric Solutions
  • Sustainable Collaboration
  • Think Big: Whole School Sustainability
  • Waste, Materials and Energy

A number of the education sessions will be approved for continuing education hours (this list will be available online soon).

IMPACT programming

On April 9, the annual IMPACT conference will unite regional green building professionals to discuss the latest updates to LEED, green business programs and new technology platforms like Arc. Four diverse tracks direct your learning into the green building category that's your highest priority. View the IMPACT education sessions.

IMPACT tracks:

  • Planning for Social Good
  • Better Buildings, Better Health
  • Design for Performance
  • Green Building Strategies

IMPACT is hosted by the USGBC local communities of Central Plains, Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri Gateway, Nebraska Flatwater, North Dakota and Wisconsin.

Register for GSCE.

Register for IMPACT.