Special Programs

Sustainability Solutions Celebration

Sustainability Solutions Celebration

Location: El Chorro

Time: Wed., February 15, 6:00 - 10:00pm

Join us for an evening of entertainment and networking opportunities at the Sustainability Solutions Celebration. The event brings together the business and academic worlds to celebrate young innovators who have reimagined global challenges to make the world a better place. 

Dinner Clubs


Location: Restaurants at the JW Marriott Desert Ridge

Time: Tues., February 14, 7:30 - 9:30pm

These are dinners moderated by our partners where attendees can connect over topics of interest. Attendees will pay for their own meal at the end of the event. Dinner Clubs are first come, first serve, so we encourage you to reserve your spot early — visit the registration desk during the break at 3:30pm on Tuesday, February 14 to sign up.

Reception, Presented by Dow

Reception, Presented by Dow

Location: Ballroom Lawn

Time: Tues., February 14, 5:30 - 7:00pm

End your conference day with the Collaboration Reception at the Desert Ridge’s beautiful Ballroom Lawn.

Share your takeaways from the program's activities and get to know fellow corporate sustainability practitioners over drinks and refreshments as the sun sets.

After Party, presented by Amazon

Location: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

Time: Tues., February 14

Join us on the evening of Tuesday, February 14, for the After Party, presented by Amazon. Enjoy a fun-filled evening with music, drinks and even more opportunities to connect with fellow attendees.

GreenBiz Guru Lunches

Location: Sunset Lawn

Time: Wed., February 15, 12:30 - 1:45pm

Details: Join like minded attendees for interactive moderated lunch discussions around a particular topic. Each discussion will be led by an expert with roundtables of up to 10 participants. These are free form discussions, so bring your own challenges, questions and ideas.

"Food for Thought" Team Lunches

"Food for Thought" Team Lunches

Location: Stonegrill

Time: Thurs., February 15, 12:15 - 2:00pm

GreenBiz 17 is a great place to get your team on the same page about current trends, what other companies are doing, and to reassess your goals and strategy. We’ll have tables reserved at the JW Marriott following Thursday’s closing plenary, so you can connect with your team while ideas are still fresh. Contact [email protected] to reserve a table.

Biomimicry Hike

Location: Sonoran Desert, Brown Ranch Trail

Time: Tues., February 14, 8:30 - 11:30am

 (All-Access Pass holders only)

Set the stage for inspiration by re-connecting with natural systems of the Sonoran Desert. Biomimicry Professionals Joe Zazzera and Michelle Fehler will discuss the design principles that have made life in the Sonoran prolific, and through the use of the tools of Biomimicry, will demonstrate how to integrate nature's strategies into our business lives.The hike is easy-moderate, 3-miles long with a 100 ft elevation gain. Please wear suitable clothing to hike in and remember to bring a water bottle.

Sunrise Zumba

Morning Zumba

Location: Revive Spa (meet at the 24 Hour Fitness Center)

Time: Wed., February 15, 6:00 - 7:00am

Details: This class will start with an outside jog for warm up, so please dress accordingly. Enjoy a total workout, combining all elements of fitness – cardio, muscle conditioning, balance and boosted energy.

Sunrise Yoga (All Levels)

Sunrise Yoga (All Levels)

Location: Revive Spa (meet at the 24 Hour Fitness Center)

Time: Thur., February 16, 6:00 - 7:00am

Reflect on the past two days of the conference and start the day bending your mind and body in yoga. Learn how to combine posture, breathing and meditation to improve strength, flexibility and stamina. Set your intentions for the final day of GreenBiz 17. All levels are welcome.