ACC Sports Sustainability Conference

June 2 – 4, 2019

Raleigh, North Carolina at NC State University

The Atlantic Coast Conference leads the nation in collegiate athletics, academics and sustainability programs. The ACC Sports Sustainability Conference is an opportunity to unite and leverage these strengths to showcase our collective impacts, learn from our peers and create a national platform to magnify our winning traditions.

The 1st Annual ACC Sports Sustainability Conference is about creating the infrastructure to build this national platform for promoting sustainability in collegiate athletics.


ACC members are encouraged to bring representatives from their school’s athletics department, sustainability and/or facilities department. Schools outside the ACC Conference are welcome to attend also.

Confirmed participants so far represent the following:
Participants from universities are Clemson University, Duke University, NC State University, University of Louisville, University of North Carolina, University of Notre Dame, University of Virginia, Wofford College, Wake Forest University, University of Pittsburgh, Syracuse University, Elon University, University of Colorado-Boulder, Georgia Tech and Appalachian State University.
Company participants are Greenworks, Green For Life, Phase 3 Sports, Eco-Products and Spotlight Solar.


General Tickets: $175.00 / person
Student: $75.00 / student

Registration includes all conference sessions (including campus tours), welcome dinner on Sunday, June 2, breakfast and lunch on Monday, June 3 and Tuesday, June 4.

Registration Questions: Colleen Johnson, NC State Athletics


Sunday, June 2

All Day
Group discount rate is available at Lonnie Poole Golf Course for those who want to arrive early to play NC State’s Audubon-certified golf course. Call to reserve a tee time at (919) 833-3338 and request the “Sustainability Group” rate to receive $10 – $15 off the regular price (depending on tee time).

5 pm – 7 pm
Registration & Welcome Dinner, The StateView Hotel

Monday, June 3

7:30 am – 8 am
Transportation will be provided from The StateView to Vaughn Towers if needed; Parking is available and free at Vaughn.

8 am – 9 am     
Registration & Breakfast, Vaughn Towers, Carter-Finley Stadium, Raleigh, NC

9 am – 9:15 am Welcome: Boo Corrigan – NC State Athletic Director

9:30 am – 12:30 pm   
Session I, Vaughn Towers, Sustainable Athletic Operations

Topics of Discussion:

  • Food & Dining, Purchasing, and Waste
  • Air & Climate, Energy, and Buildings
  • Transportation, Water, and Grounds

12:30 pm – 1:15 pm   
Lunch, Vaughn Towers

12:30 pm – 2 pm
Greenworks Demonstration, Sponsor Exhibit, Poster Session

1:15 pm – 2 pm  Athletic Facility Tour  
Carter-Finley Stadium and Murphy Football Center

2 pm – 5 pm     
Session II, Vaughn Towers, Athletics as a Driver of Change

Topics of Discussion:

  • Fan Engagement
  • Wellness
  • Student-Athlete Community Service
  • Driving Strategic Change Within Athletics

5:15 pm – 5:45 pm Return transportation will be provided from Vaughn Towers to The StateView.

6:30 pm – 8 pm     
Dinner (optional; not covered as part of conference registration fee); group meet at Morgan Street Food Hall for those interested

Tuesday, June 4

7:30 am – 9 am     
Light Breakfast, The StateView

9 am – 9:30 am Transportation from the StateView Hotel to Reynolds Coliseum.

Luggage storage will be available at The StateView for participants checking out of the hotel. Transportation will be provided from The StateView to/from Reynolds Coliseum if needed; Parking passes for anyone not staying at the hotel can be arranged.

9:30 am – 12 pm   
Session III, Reynolds Coliseum, ACC Sustainability Team

Topics of Discussion:

  • Power of the ACC Collective
  • Learned Lessons Collegiate Counterparts
  • Quantifying Value
  • Moving Forward

12 pm – 1:30 pm   
Lunch & Networking, Reynolds Coliseum

Transportation will be provided from Reynolds Coliseum to The StateView if needed.

2 pm – 4 pm Campus Tours 
Tour Option 1: NC State Compost Facility & Research Cooperative and Agroecology Education Farm (Van transport)

Tour Option 2: Reynolds Coliseum, Casey Aquatic Center and Doak Field/Derr Track (Walking tour)

Transportation will be provided following the tours to The StateView if needed.


Located on the shores of Lake Raleigh on NC State University’s Centennial Campus, The StateView Hotel provides guests with modern, hotel living steps away from NC State’s Lonnie Poole Golf Course and convenient access to Downtown Raleigh.

Location:  2451 Alumni Drive, Raleigh, NC 27606  
Reservations: Book online or call 888-312-8002


Conference Questions: Lindsay Batchelor, NC State Sustainability

Conference Registration and Hotel Questions: Colleen Johnson, NC State Athletics

Conference Program and Agenda Questions: Oppong Hemeng, NC State Sustainability