Sustainable Communities Workshop logoThe 15th Annual Sustainable Communities Workshop – "Transforming to New Ways Forward" – will virtually 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 an online, virtual event held 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 29 (Thursday). Register now at!

Building on the success of previous workshops, the 2019 event drew a record crowd of more than 230 attendees. It was an important day of networking, community improvement, and learning 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).


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


Virtually meet our speakers and sponsors, and learn and network. 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. Registration rates:

  • Regular: $10
  • Student: $5
  • Donate: Donate a ticket to someone who may need financial assistance to attend. Leftover donated funds will go toward a carbon offset project.

Registration fee includes access to a live, full-day workshop with expert speakers on relevant community sustainability topics, breakout sessions, and opportunities to network and connect with others.

The 15th Annual Sustainable Communities Workshop will be an online, virtual event 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 29 (Thursday).


Show how your business helps make Sarasota County a more sustainable community by sponsoring this year’s Sustainable Communities Workshop. Sponsoring the Sustainable Communities Workshop provides a once-a-year opportunity to meet sustainability leaders and communicate with potential clients.

Please fill out the 2020 application to be a Sustainable Communities Workshop Sponsor (link below), send it to, and then register to be a sponsor at

Download the 2020 Sponsor Application PDF.


The organizing partners have chosen to transition this year's Sustainable Communities Workshop to an online event for the safety and well-being of our community. For questions, please contact


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