Tommy Douglas Conference Center, Silver Spring

Chesapeake Bay has provided an important focal point for many of the innovative policies and programs that have been implemented to accelerate the adoption of green infrastructure in the D.C. Metro Region. The Chesapeake Bay Watershed, home to more than 18 million people, is distinctly susceptible to the impacts of climate change—particularly to increasing flooding and more intense rainstorms. Although much as been accomplished, few localities have considered how to site and utilize green infrastructure practices more strategically for stormwater management in a changing climate.

Grey to Green: D.C. Metro Region Conference will shine a spotlight on the best practices in policy, design, financing, research and maintenance from across the region and beyond. By coming together to network and share information, Grey to Green will help stimulate more rapid progress in the utilization of green infrastructure across the Chesapeake Bay watershed.

Grey to Green DC Metro is pending CEUs from: AIA, ASLA, APLD and USGBC

Key Dates:

Mid-July - Registration Opens

July 19 - Exhibitor Early-Bird Deadline

October 16 - Early Bird Deadline

October 29 - Keynotes, Concurrent Sessions, Trade Show, Networking Reception

October 30 - Training & Tours

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Katharine Burgess, AICP, Vice President of Resilience, Urban Land Institute

We are happy to announce that Katharine Burgess will be joining us from ULI to share a combination of the ULI Urban Resilience program’s recent work including our reports Climate Risk and Real Estate Investment Decision Making and Scorched: Extreme Heat and Real Estate. For more information about Katherine and her keynote presentation, please visit her bio, and our speakers page, below.

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Dr. William H. Hooke, Associate Executive Director, American Meteorological Society

We look forward to hearing from Dr. William H. Hooke, presenting on the concept of moving from Grey to Green beyond the engineering challenges. Success of these shifts hinges equally on communities’ ability to build and maintain relationships with political and business leaders at local levels and across international borders.


D.C Exhibit/Sponsor

There are excellent marketing opportunities available at each conference. Please download the Exhibitor/Sponsor package below or visit the Exhibit Tab for more information on participating in one or both of the Grey to Green Conferences.


D.C Technical Tours

Both Grey to Green Conferences offer exciting expert led technical tours of green roofs, green walls and green infrastructure projects in the area. All tours are led by professionals who have had a hand in the design, installation or maintenance of the project.


D.C Training Courses

Grey to Green offers in class training courses including Green Roof Professional Training. Check out which courses are offered at each location. Each training course is led by an industry professional.


DC Speakers

Please follow the button below for a list of our keynote speakers, including all background and presentation information for each conference.



Please follow the button below for a list of our sessions and presenters, including all background and presentation information for each conference.



Please visit our registration page to learn about more opportunities to network at our conference.

Free Trade Show Pass

Join us during off-peak times on the trade show floor and interact with our expert exhibitors to learn move about the products and services offered in the Green Infrastructure industry. Passes do not include any sessions or hospitality and are only valid between 10:00 am - 11:30 am and 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm. Please check in a registration before entering the trade show.

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