Sustainable Communities Workshop logoThe15th Annual Sustainable Communities Workshop – "Transitioning to New Ways Forward" – will bring together the community to discuss a variety of up-to-date sustainability topics presented by our expert speakers.

The 15th Annual Sustainable Communities Workshop will be held 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 29 (Thursday), at the Venice Community Center, 326 Nokomis Ave S, Venice.

Building on the success of previous workshops, the 2019 event drew more than 200 attendees to learn vital information from more than two-dozen panelists and speakers, including keynote speakers Josh Tickell, Chris Castro, and Syd Kitson (view the agenda and speaker bios).


Please note that the times, format, and prices of this event are subject to change based on COVID-19 considerations at the time of the event.



Audience members watch a presentation at the 2018 Sustainable Communities Workshop in Sarasota, FloridaResidents, business leaders, institutions, government agencies and organizations will to learn from knowledgeable speakers and panel discussions. We will announce specific discussion topics soon!



Meet our speakers, visit our exhibitors, learn, network, and enjoy organic and local food. Participate in breakout sessions and network with businesses and community groups to help build a better future for our community. Register now to join us at this annual popular and interactive workshop.


For more information, call 941-861-5000 and ask about the Sustainable Communities Workshop or e-mail us at

Our 2020 Organizing partners

Sarasota County logo with contact information UF/IFAS Extension logo
City of Sarasota logo Florida Department of Health in Sarasota County logo Sarasota Bay Estuary Program logo
Transition Sarasota logo Ringling College of Art + Design logo Southface Institute logo
Florida Department of Health in Sarasota County logo Florida House Institute logo