With Marin’s rich history of environmental action it’s not surprising that a sustainability conference was successful. The VenturePad team brought together an inspiring list of prominent speakers and local leaders to discuss some of our community’s toughest problems, that’s the point of the conference. What was remarkable was the sense of community and the focus on solutions. If applause and enthusiasm are part of the solution, I was cured before lunch.
— Oren Wool, Founder, Sustainable Enterprise Conference Sonoma


THANK YOU ! ! ! 

A heartfelt thank you to our sponsors, exhibitors, speakers, attendees and volunteers. You made the first SEC-Marin a great experience, inspirational and activating. We saw many people linking up with like-minded colleagues to collaborate in the future, and to have a positive impact on our community.

We look forward to convening groups, and delivering insightful and practical content in the form of videos, slides and papers. We also hope to connect initiative leaders with professional service providers, funders, and technical experts to make these initiatives more effective and impactful. 

Below are the highlights of our first SEC Marin on Oct 26, 2017.

The all-day Sustainable Enterprise Conference Marin promoted sustainable business practices in the North Bay, provided tools for companies in transition, showcased best practices and best companies, and connected business and community leaders to work on creating more sustainable, resilient organizations and communities. See the program schedule here.

  • 79 speakers, 270 attendees, 33 exhibitors, 45 volunteers and 30 students


The latest in green economic development trends and opportunities within the North Bay


  • What it takes to win business and brand loyalty from sustainability-minded customers

  • Compelling case studies featuring bottom-line and market advantages

  • Solution workshops – connecting business and community leaders

  • Climate change, local sustainable food systems, traffic congestion, affordable housing

  • Reducing income disparities, homelessness, serving Marin’s exploding senior population






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SPONSORS — this event was made possible with the generosity and dedication to our community by the following organizations:

BREAK & FOOD SPONSORS — SEC Marin greatly appreciates your generous donations to keep our attendees happy, recharged and satiated during our breaks, continental breakfast, lunch, and hosted bar and appetizers.

EXHIBITORS — SEC Marin welcomes the following exhibitors, who will showcase in the Embassy Suites Foyer. Most sponsors listed (above) are also exhibiting. Exclusive exhibition showcase times are 8a-9a, 12p-1p and 5:15p to 6p. Thank you sponsor/exhibitors, you are a valued addition to this event's success.