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September 26-29, 2023 | Expo: 27-28
Walter E. Washington Convention CenterWashington, DC.

Greenbuild Networking Activities

Thinking of going to Greenbuild to learn, meet other sustainability leaders, find new products/services, and have fun?

We've made all of that easier - and more valuable - with our new, customized Circles of Sustainability Networking Activities - providing exciting ways to meet with the right partners. Share your interests and passions in curated group gatherings at the conference and throughout Washington, DC!

Networking Activities at Greenbuild

One 2 One Meetings

Conferences can be overwhelming, but we’ve made it even easier for you to meet the specific people you want to engage with at this year’s Greenbuild.

Using the Greenbuild Virtual Event Platform, you'll find and connect with the industry professionals who can move your business forward. You can video chat through the platform, or arrange to meet in our Networking Lounge. 

Wednesday, 9/27 – 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM

  • mindful Materials (10:15 AM – 11:00 AM)
  • Microgrid session (1:45 PM – 2:45 PM)
  • mindful Materials (4:00 PM – 4:45 PM)

Thursday, 9/28 – 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

  • mindful Materials (10:15 AM – 11:00 AM)
  • Microgrid session (1:35 PM – 2:35 PM)
  • mindful Materials (3:00 PM – 3:45 PM)


Meet with fellow like-minded professionals and overcome the biggest objections you are facing in your work today. 

Round tables will be focused on real, hands-on problem solving so you leave with tactical answers and a path forward for your toughest challenges.

  • Wednesday, 9/271:00 PM to 1:30 PM (204A)
  • Thursday, 9/281:00 PM to 1:30 PM (204A)

Speed Networking

The sustainable business version of speed dating, this memorable fast-paced event introduces you to a wide range of green building professionals, so your networking time is optimized for efficiency and impact. 

  • Wednesday, 9/27 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM (Ballroom A, Ballroom B, & Ballroom C)
  • Thursday, 9/28 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM (Ballroom A, Ballroom B, & Ballroom C)

Birds of a Feather

First time at Greenbuild? A returning visitor who wants a simple roadmap? 

Our unique Birds of a Feather Tours will unite you with your industry peers and knowledgeable show veterans to help make your experience as personally fulfilling as possible. We’ll meet outside of the entrance and tour the Expo Hall as a group. 

*Meet outside of the Exhibit Hall (Hall D) to meet your tour. 

Wednesday, 9/27

  • Architects/Engineers: Wednesday, 11:30am – 12:00pm ET
  • Contractors/Developers: Wednesday, 12:00pm – 12:30pm ET 

Thursday, 9/28

  • Building Owners/Managers: Thursday, 10:15am – 10:45am ET
  • LEED Consultants/Corporate Sustainability Professionals: Thursday, 10:45am – 11:15am ET

Greenbuild Run & Walk Meet-up

Led by a Washington, DC, local, you’ll meet up with other active attendees to get your hear rate up, burn calories and take in the sights of Washington, DC, on a LEED Plaque tour of the city. 

  • Wednesday, 9/277:00 AM to 8:00 AM (Meet at 9th St. NW and Mt Vernon Pl NW)
  • Thursday, 9/28 – 6:30 AM to 7:00 AM (Meet at 9th St. NW and Mt Vernon Pl NW)

Morning Yoga

Get your day started right. Join your Greenbuild colleagues for a relaxing and rejuvenating yoga class each morning of the conference.

This invigorating yet gentle flow, led by a local instructor, will ensure you have a productive and healthy start to the event. Yoga mat is provided. 

  • Wednesday, 9/277:00 AM to 8:00 AM (Ballroom C)
  • Thursday, 9/287:00 AM to 8:00 AM (Ballroom C)

Sustainability Hub Activations

Come and help us highlight, learn and interact the Washington, DC, community in the Greenbuild Sustainability & Networking Lounge. Here you will find local businesses and organizations doing great things for the city of Washington, DC. This year's activations incldue:

  • "Seed Bombs" for Kelly Miller Middle School - Wednesday, 9/27 – 7:00 AM to 8:00 AM
  • Create Co-op Food Boxes for Donation -  Wednesday, 9/27 – 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
  • Community Forklift: Upcycle Coat Racks - Thursday, 9/28 – 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM