2024 Annual Meeting

APRIL 30-MAY 3, 2024 | Charlotte, NC

SSDN's Annual Meeting is a face-to-face opportunity for members to share new ideas.


SSDN's Annual Meeting gathers city and county government sustainability directors and professionals from throughout the Southeast. SSDN members discuss sustainability issues through dynamic interactions and relationship building.

Our Annual Meeting is a face-to-face opportunity for members to share and learn from each other. This is a member-focused and member-driven event, and the meetings strive to provide appropriate and relevant information.

Presentations and discussions focus on how initiatives, projects, and topic areas are transferable or replicable in other southeastern communities. Members are encouraged to discuss challenges and lessons learned, and to share openly about their own experiences.

Additionally, members explore the host city's sights, sounds, and entertainment.

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2024 Annual Meeting
Charlotte, NC

APRIL 30-MAY 3, 2024

Registration for our 2024 Annual Meeting has now sold out and closed.

Click here to view the latest draft of our 2024 Annual Meeting agenda!

As of 2023, Annual Meeting registration for Primary Members is no longer be included in membership dues. A separate, flexible registration fee of $800 (two nights) or $1000 (three nights) per member is required to attend the 2024 Annual Meeting.

Each registration fee is anticipated to cover one hotel room for two (or three) nights, one dinner, two breakfasts, two lunches, one tour activity, and one reception event. Members may choose to bring other staff from within their local governments to the Annual Meeting but must register them in advance and pay a registration fee for each person, and pay for their travel costs. In 2023, we introduced a flexible Annual Meeting attendance for a third night (ahead of the meeting's official start). We are offering a flexible attendance rate in 2024 at $1000 for three nights, which includes all items offered above. More information about 2024 Annual Meeting costs and scholarship/cost relief opportunities to come later in 2023.

Not a local govenrnment, but interested in attending the SSDN Annual Meeting? Check out our 2024 Sponsorship Kit here and contact Development Director, Drew Woodward, at drew.woodward@usdn.org.

 Thank you to our 2024 hosts!

Thank you to our 2024 sponsors!



Interested in supporting our members at the SSDN Annual Meeting? Check out our 2024 Sponsorship Kit here and contact Development Director, Drew Woodward, at drew.woodward@usdn.org


2023 Annual Meeting
Little Rock, Arkansas

Read our recap of our 2023 Annual Meeting!

 Thank you to our 2023 sponsors!



Past Annual Meetings

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2022 Annual Meeting
Savannah, Georgia

MAY 2ND – 4TH, 2022

After hosting virtual annual meetings for the past two years, the SSDN team was overjoyed to see so many of our members at our first face-to-face meeting since 2019.

Read our recap of the 2022 Annual Meeting!

Thank you to our 2022 Annual Meeting sponsors!

SSDN would like to thank our host, the City of Savannah, Georgia, as well as our sponsors for making this special event possible. We are especially grateful to have the continued support of former members through new ventures in their Sustainability careers.

Our thanks to member City of Tybee Island, Georgia; 2KB Energy Services, Arrival, ClimateView, the International Code Council (ICC), and the Urban Sustainability Directors Network (USDN).


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2021 Annual Meeting

MAY, 2021
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2020 Annual Meeting

MAY, 2020
A photo of several kayakers at the SSDN 2019 Annual Meeting in Sarasota, Florida.

2019 Annual Meeting
Sarasota, Florida

MAY 6TH – 8TH, 2019

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For a full recap, view our post on the 2019 Annual Meeting.

2018 Annual Meeting
Nashville, Tennessee

MAY 7TH – 9TH, 2018

2017 Annual Meeting
Durham, North Carolina

MAY 3RD – 5TH, 2017

2016 Annual Meeting
Atlanta, Georgia

APRIL 6TH – 8TH, 2016

2015 Annual Meeting
Charleston, South Carolina

JUNE 22ND – 24TH, 2015

2014 Annual Meeting
Orlando, Florida

NOVEMBER 5TH – 7TH, 2014

2013 Annual Meeting
Chattanooga, Tennessee

JUNE 5TH – 7TH, 2013

2012 Annual Meeting
Asheville, North Carolina

JUNE 14TH – 15TH, 2012