Highlights below from last year's Marin Sustainable Enterprise Conference 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

Conference Keynote Speakers


Marin Clean Energy CEO Dawn Weisz — a 10 Year Retrospective

Albert Straus, Founder/CEO Straus Family Creamery — The Organic Dairy Revolution

Lessons from producing the documentary ''Happening: A Clean Energy Revolution'', with Marin County resident and filmmaker/director James Redford. Sustainable Enterprise Conference #Marin 2017, Embassy Suites, San Rafael CA.

Tom Steyer on Climate Championship - social and environmental justice in the age of Trump.

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

EXHIBITORS — SEC Marin thanks the following exhibitors, who showcased in the Embassy Suites Foyer. Most sponsors listed (above) are also exhibited. Thank you sponsor/exhibitors, you are a valued addition to this event's success:

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.


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