Growing Sustainable Communities Conference

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October 12-13, 2021


You could be a presenter at the 13th Annual Growing Sustainable Communities Conference in October 2021! We are excited to be back after taking a break in 2020 for everyone's health and safety. 

Hosted by the City of Dubuque, Iowa, the Growing Sustainable Communities Conference is the largest and longest- standing sustainability conference in the Midwest and will be held again at the Grand River Center located in the Port of Dubuque at 500 Bell Street. The 13th annual conference will be two days of education, inspiration and collaboration on topics of interest to anyone who cares about creating great towns and cities that stand the test of time. In 2019, 482 people attended, to learn and share how to grow our sustainable communities. 

Call for proposals will be released in January 2021.

Conference Information

Inspirational Keynote Speakers

The conference includes two keynote luncheons and a breakfast plenary session.

Outstanding Programming

The conference features workshop speakers with a wide range of expertise, including representatives from federal, state and local governments, along with business and academic leaders from across the country.

The conference features workshop speakers with a wide range of expertise. Speakers from municipal governments large and small also presented case studies on the sustainability initiatives in their respective communities, and researchers from numerous universities and nonprofits also presented their findings.

Contact Information

For information on exhibiting and sponsorships, speaking, conference logistics, and more, please contact:

Gina Bell, Sustainable Community Coordinator, City of Dubuque

Phone: 563.690.6038


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