Network | Learn | Co-create
ISSP Conference
September 21-23, 2011
Portland, Oregon

ISSP has been bringing sustainability professionals together virtually since 2006 and now it is time for our first face-to-face conference.  This conference is centered around the principles of increasing the opportunities for seasoned members and new members to network, learn together and co-create resources and tools that will take sustainability to the next level.

We are pleased to offer a combination of pre-conference events, plenaries, expert speakers and a vendor exhibition.  Stay tuned for registration information!

Pre-conference Events - September 21

>Sustainability Planning Workshop: This workshop, taught by ISSP Executive Director Marsha Willard, is one of the core courses in the ISSP certificate program.  Attendance at this workshop fulfills a requirement for the certificate in a face-to-face, one-day format. Enrollment is limited to 30 people.

>Portland Site Tour: As one of the "greenest" cities in the country, Portland has a lot to share about best practices.  This day long tour will visit some of the city's leading edge organizations in both the public and private sector. Enrollment is limited to 30 people.

Two Day Conference Themes - September 22 & 23

The program features learning and co-creation sessions on cutting-edge topics.  Sessions are designed to provide you with skills, knowledge and tools from industry experts and provide you with the opportunity to influence the shape and future of the sustainability profession.

The concurrent sessions of the conference are organized around three conference themes:

>Stories from the Field featuring presentations of on-the-ground implementation from organizations like Nike and Mattel

>Emerging Strategies offering presentations on strategies for building the business case, engaging employees and developing cultures of sustainability

>Sustainability Tools with deminstrations of the latest sustainability assessments, reporting standards and more.

Location and Accommodations

The ISSP conference will be held at the DoubleTree Hotel at Lloyd Center in Portland, OR.  Conveniently located on Portland's light rail line, the hotel is a quick and direct ride from the airport. If you wish to make reservations at the DoubleTree, click here.
There are also a number of other hotels within a few blocks of the DoubleTree.

Vendor Exhibition

The conference will also feature a small but very focused vendor exhibition. 
Stay tuned for registration information.  Your reservation provides you with a 6-foot table in the central lobby area just outside the conference rooms. The fee includes one conference pass and exposure for your organization for both days of the conference. Rates are $750 for for-profit businesses and $500 for schools and non-profit organizaitons.