Events and Workshops

Student Sponsorship: If you are a student interested in attending a Partner event or an SLS event that involves a registration cost, SLS has some limited funds to support student attendance.  Please get in touch by emailing us with your funding request.  Please note that SLS has a MANDATORY requirement that sponsored students write a blog post about their experience for our website.

Upcoming SLS Events

Upcoming Partner Events

Museum of Design (MODA) Exhibit: Learning From Nature: The Future of Design

March 1st - May 23rd (1315 Peachtree Street NE)

Developed in collaboration with The Biomimicry Institute, Learning from Nature: The Future of Design demonstrates how designers are finding sustainable solutions to human challenges by emulating nature’s time-tested patterns and strategies.  The exhibition will also invite visitors to use their heads and hands to engage with human challenges and explore design solutions inspired by nature.  Exhibition Advisors: The Biomimicry Institute & Dr. Jeannette Yen, Director of Center for Biologically Inspired Design at Georgia Institute of Technology

Climate Interactive: The En-ROADS Climate Workshop

Wednesday, April 22nd, 7:00am - 8:00am; 2:00pm - 3:00pm; 10:00pm -11:00pm (Virtual - choose one time block)

The En-ROADS Climate Workshop is a group experience which allows participants to visualize the impact of different climate solutions in real-time, using the En-ROADS Climate Solutions Simulator – a user-friendly climate model developed by Climate Interactive and MIT Sloan Sustainability Initiative. Join us as we learn about cross-sector climate solutions, explore fascinating model dynamics, and strive to limit future warming below 2 degrees Celsius. While working from home, this online event is a fantastic opportunity for your workforce, students, or community group to learn more about climate science, policy solutions, and system dynamics while engaging with the En-ROADS simulator.

Friday, May 1st, 7:30am - 9:00am (241 Pine Street, NE, Atlanta, 30308)

Health at home has been more important than ever during this time of viral pandemic. While outside influences may be beyond our control, there are things that all residents, building managers and developers can do to create healthier conditions inside our buildings, making our structures part of the solution rather than the problem. Join Southface as Sustainable Atlanta Roundtable goes virtual to safely bring you expertise from local leaders in the sector.

NOTE: The May SART will take place online only, streamed to registered participants. Southface will send login information the week of SART to those who registered.

Thursday, May 7th - Friday, May 8th (Virtual Conference)

Living Future has always been a transformative week for our community to come together in person. Without the ability to do that, we need to connect even more in whatever ways we can. We are asking each of you to come together during these uncertain times to lift each other up, share what keeps us going, and celebrate the tight bonds that bind our community together. Each of us is already playing a critical role in addressing the global climate crisis and sustainability, and we can use this same resolve to get us through these times as well. ILFI is bringing all of us together to remind everyone that while we may be isolated by distance, we are not isolated from each other’s minds, spirit, and energy for creating revolutionary change. 

Wednesday, June 3rd - Thursday, June 4th (Georgia State University Student Center)

Join Southface for their annual Greenprints Conference, billed as the Southeast's most respected and thought-provoking forum on sustainability.  More information coming soon!

Friday, June 6th, 7:30am - 9:00am (241 Pine Street, NE, Atlanta, 30308)

Monday, August 17th, 8:30am- 5:00pm (Atlanta Botanical Gardens)

Our ability to access and enjoy nature is a key component for living a happy, healthy life. For those who live in cities, parks are one of the few, if not only, places to experience nature daily. We invite all to join us to explore equitable planning and access to the nature of our cities, and its impact on our health, the fabric of our communities, and the vitality our urban environment.  

Although it’s not advertised, we offer a limited number of special student rate tickets for $50, including breakfast, lunch, and parking. Any interested students can contact Ruth Pimentel ( using their .edu e-mail addresses to receive reduced-cost registration.  In addition to reduced rate tickets, Park Pride also has a limited number of volunteer positions for the conference, who attend for free. Volunteers have responsibilities they must fulfill, but can engage with conference activities when not on-duty. Students who would like to volunteer at the conference and attend for free can contact Chris Lemons (

Past Conferences, Workshops, and Events






INSS 2017 Smart, Connected Cities

Environmental Justice Series 2016-17