Hear from dynamic speakers at the 2017 Green Schools Conference and Expo

Published on: 
17 Jan 2017
Author: 
Nora Knox

The nation’s education, environmental and business leaders take the stage to motivate, inspire and teach our community each year at the Green Schools Conference and Expo. Presented by the Center for Green Schools, GSCE is the nation’s premier two-day event for programming, products, workshops and sessions about sustainability and our educational institutions. 

Green Schools Conference and Expo (GCSE)
March 21–22, 2017
Westin Peachtree Plaza, 210 Peachtree Street NW., Atlanta, GA

Register to attend GSCE

Register now for GSCE 2017 to hear from our opening plenary speakers:

  • Dr. Antwi Akom, CEO and Co-founder, Streetwyze. Akom is an urban technologist with an extensive background in collaborative, community-facing technology projects, designing for the public good and developing new models of urban innovation in the 21st century that make cities and schools smarter and more equitable, just and sustainable. In addition, Akom is the founding director of the Social Innovation lab—a joint research lab between the University of California, San Francisco, and San Francisco State University. Read his full bio.
  • Jose Flores, Instructional Quality Commissioner, California Department of Education. Flores has been an advocate for K–12 civic learning for the 25 years he has taught at Brawley Union High School. He is currently an instructional quality commissioner at the California Department of Education. Read his full bio.
  • Honorable Kasim Reed, Mayor, City of Atlanta. Since taking office, Reed has hired more than 900 police officers and created the largest force in the city’s history, re-opened all of the city’s recreation centers as safe havens for young people and improved fire-rescue response times. Working with the Atlanta City Council and the city’s employee unions, he successfully initiated a series of sweeping reforms to address the city’s $1.5 billion unfunded pension liability. Mayor Reed began his term facing a $48 million budget shortfall; under his leadership, the city has had four years of balanced budgets with no property tax increases, and its cash reserves have grown from $7.4 million to more than $150 million. Read his full bio.

Discounted hotel rates are being offered for conference attendees at the Westin Atlanta Peachtree Plaza. Rooms and rates are limited. Reserve your room today.

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