U.S. Bank Stadium | NEW DATE TBD

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are postponing our 10-year anniversary Summit for a later date, to be determined.

“The health and well-being of our members, partners, staff, and all those within our community are of the utmost priority to us,” said Roger McClendon, Executive Director of the Green Sports Alliance. “As a result, we’ve made the decision to reschedule our Summit in an effort to keep our attendees, hosts, and regional partners safe. The shutdown of the sports industry has been difficult for everyone, and we hope that by moving our event, we can better support our industry and the greater sports greening movement. Our thoughts are with all of those impacted during these challenging times.”

2020 marks the Alliance’s 10-year anniversary and the Summit will reflect on the past and set new standards of excellence in the sports and sustainability movement for the decade to come. The theme of the Summit, Game On! The Future of Sports and Sustainability, will feature new ideas, solutions, and successes of the movement and will engage leaders from the national and global sustainability community. It will also highlight the role sports has in helping us come together again safely after a worldwide crisis.

The Summit host city of Minneapolis is committed to environmental health, social equity, and balancing present concerns and future generations’ needs. With a vibrant community of people and businesses, the Alliance is pleased to bring the 10-year Anniversary Summit to the region.

In addition to engaging programming, keynote speakers, and networking opportunities, the Summit will feature a trade show highlighting industry-relevant products, services, and innovations. NatureWorks, a long-time partner of the Alliance, will support the Summit as a title sponsor.


What is the Summit?

The annual Green Sports Alliance Summit is the largest and most influential gathering for the sports community to unite around sustainability. The event brings together hundreds of industry stakeholders to learn and share better practices and the latest innovations in greening operations, advancing the supply chain and engaging fans.

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Why it Matters

The sports industry is uniquely positioned to make large scale impact in the environmental performance of many of our largest public spaces. Sports teams also play a special role in influencing citizens and mobilizing communities to take action. The Summit seeks to highlight better practices for enhancing performance and fostering a dialogue with stakeholders and fans about environmental stewardship.

2020 marks the Alliance’s tenth anniversary. The Summit, “Game On! The Future of Sports & Sustainability” will be a celebration of the past decade and a view towards the next ten years, while we set a new standard of excellence in the sports and sustainability movement. We invite you to join us as we set the stage for the next decade of sports and sustainability. Your voice, your vision, your goals, and your ideas are essential as we collectively seek to lead the way and drive a more sustainable world and build stronger communities.

“Game On!” will bring together leaders in sports and sustainability, along with sustainability leaders from other industries and sectors to facilitate the exchange of ideas and best-in-class solutions and innovations.

Hosting our Summit in Minneapolis is incredibly important because of the sports entities, companies, and communities that are invested in the future of sustainability. This will be reflected in all aspects of our event, as we connect the greater sports industry to the Minneapolis region and showcase the inspiring work the region is doing.

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2020 Summit Program

Throughout the two-day Summit, attendees will gain insights and inspiration as they join hundreds of sports, sustainability, and brand professionals in a collaborative setting to share insights on how their initiatives have evolved over the past 10 years and what the most pressing issues are that they will address over the next decade.

Most of the action will take place on the main stage with fast-paced sessions designed to cover a broad range of topics and ideas. So no matter where you are on your journey, whether you have been at it for a decade or you are new to the sports greening movement, our stage will be designed to give our attendees a behind-the-scenes look at how the leagues, teams, venues, and supporting organizations think about the issues; how they have overcome obstacles; how they have worked with key stakeholders; and where they see taking action over the next 18 months and beyond.

*2020 Program is still being shaped! Check back soon for more information*

  • A full Summit ticket includes: entrance to all sessions, breakfast, lunch, and networking receptions. The first 300 registrations will receive a complimentary ticket to our Green Sports Alliance Foundation Benefit Awards dinner at the end of Day 1.
  • Alliance members receive a discounted rate to attend the Summit. Contact garrett@greensportsalliance.org for more information.
  • Business casual attire is recommended for all conference functions
  • If you have questions about Summit registration, please contact info@greensportsalliance.org

2020 Summit Volunteer Application

Applications to be a volunteer at our Summit, “Game On! The Future of Sports & Sustainability” at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis are open.

As a volunteer please be prepared to volunteer for about two 5-6 hour volunteer shifts. We will send a shift selection email to the accepted volunteers with a list of shifts to choose from.

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2020 Summit Sponsorship

Interested in 2020 Summit sponsorship opportunities? Contact Kristin Hanczor at kristin@greensportsalliance.org to get the conversation started.


2020 Summit Presenting Sponsors

2020 Summit Venue Tours

We will be offering local venue tours the day before the Summit!

*New tour dates to be announced soon!*

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