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The 11th Annual Growing Sustainable Communities Conference could have taken place without the generous contributions of our corporate sponsors and partners. On behalf of the city of Dubuque and Sustainable City Network, THANK YOU!

Sponsors: Click here for instructions and resources.

Our Valued Sponsors and Partners

Crescent Electric

  • Alliant Energy

  • Bartlett & West

  • bizTimes

  • Blackstone Environmental

  • Carbon Day Automotive
  • Conlon Construction

  • Dubuque Bank and Trust

  • Dupaco Community Credit Union

  • Eagle Point Solar
  • Edgewood College

  • Fehr Graham Engineering and Environmental
  • Good Neighbor Iowa

  • Graef

  • Gronen Properties-Restoration

  • Gross-Wen Technologies Inc.

  • Grumman/Butkus

  • HDR Engineering

  • Huff & Huff

  • IIW

  • Impact7G

  • Iowa Economic Development Authority
  • Iowa State Revolving Fund

  • Iowa Flood Center

  • ITC

  • Jacob and Hefner Associates


  • Loras College

  • Midwest Renewable Energy Association

  • MSA Professional Services

  • NICC

  • NICC

  • Shive-Hattery
  • Unison Solutions

  • University of Dubuque


Exhibitor Instructions & Resources

Let people know you are at the conference!

Letting your customers know you are attending our conference by placing a simple message at the bottom of your email is a quick and easy way to promote your company or organization.

Suggested text: Join us at the 11th Annual Growing Sustainable Communities Conference, Oct. 2 & 3, 2018 in Dubuque, Iowa. For more information go to: www.GSCDubuque.com and we will see you there!

Click here to download online ads encouraging people to visit your booth or meet you at the conference. Ads may be linked to: http://www.GSCDubuque.com.

Attendee Lists

Conference sponsors and exhibitors will receive a listing of the registered attendees with their name, title, organization, and mailing address shortly after early-bird registration closes on August 30. If you wish to contact the attendees by e-mail after the conference, we can send it on your behalf. Contact Sustainable City Network for more details.

Attire at the Conference

Attire is business casual. And, we do recommend that you bring a jacket as, like any conference center, some rooms may feel chillier than others.

If you are Exhibiting

Here is the layout of the exhibit hall:

Exhibit Hall Layout

If you have anything that needs to be shipped to the conference center:

Please schedule your shipments to arrive Thursday, Sept. 27 – Monday, Oct. 1, and mark each box with the total number of boxes being shipped (ex: Box 1 of 3, Box 2 of 3, Box 3 of 3).

Please ship it to: Return shipment:
Grand River Center
GSCC - [Company Name]
500 Bell St
Dubuque, IA 52001
Must be arranged and paid for in advance.
Labels may be printed in the conference office (copy/print fees may apply).

Each 8'x10' exhibit space will consist of pipe & drape (plum color), 1 table (skirted in plum), 2 chairs and a garbage can.

Contact Sustainable City Network by September 19 if you need:
• Additional table – for an additional $40 (skirted), $20 (no skirt)
• Electricity - for an additional $40

Exhibit set-up is Tuesday, Oct. 2 from 7:00 am to 9:00 a.m.

Exhibit Non-Compete Hours

Attendees will be encourged to browse the exhbit hall:

  • Tuesday 9-10am, Registration & Coffee
  • Tuesday, 2:45-3:15pm Break
  • Tuesday, 4:15-5:45pm Networking Reception
  • Wednesday, 7:30-8:45am Breakfast
  • Wednesday, 10:45-11:15am Break
  • Wednesday, 2:00-2:30pm Break

You may tear-down your display Wednesday, Oct. 3 from 2:30 to 6 p.m.


GRC Floorplan

Free parking is available in the lots and ramps surrounding the Grand River Center.

The Grand River Center provides free wireless internet.

If you are Sponsoring (without exhibiting)

If you are taking advantage of the table top display space offered, set-up is Tuesday, Oct. 2 from 8:00 to 9:00 a.m. You will find your 3’x3’ tabletop space labeled with your company name.

We are a Zero-Waste Event

As a conference promoting sustainability, we are hosting it as a “Zero-Waste” event. Exhibitors are asked to follow the guidelines listed below:
Reduce & Reuse

  • Design promotional materials to work at other events so you can reuse materials.
  • Hand out promotional items only to attendees who request them. One way to increase the value attendees place on your company’s promotional items and to encourage interaction is to require attendees to sign up for products or play to win a promotional item.
  • Offer to email materials to the attendees.
Recycle & Compost
  • Paper, paperboard, magazines, newspaper, cardboard, cans, and plastic bottles will be recycled at the event. If you plan to distribute anything that may be consumed or discarded onsite (literature, candy, sample products or promotional materials), please ensure packaging is minimal, recyclable or compostable.
  • If you plan on handing out food service items they must be certified compostable by the Biodegradable Plastics Institute (BPI). Visit www.bpiworld.org, for more information and certified compostable products.
  • Food scraps and compostable paper products will be diverted for composting.