scaling up change through collaboration & innovation

Boston, MA
September 25th-27th
42d 13hrs 3mins

About spc advance

SPC Advance 2023 is the members fall event from the Sustainable Packaging Coalition. This exclusive event for SPC Members, is a collaboration platform for attendees to connect with fellow member companies and start spearheading projects and initiatives to advance sustainable packaging.

Who attends

500+ Attendees

Agenda highlights

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Featured Tours

Tours at SPC events are a great opportunity for attendees to make new connections with fellow attendees in smaller groups, while visiting places related to packaging, sustainability, printing, innovation, recovery, composting, recycling, next markets or simply places that excel at what they are doing and will be interesting to see. The SPC arranges these experiences as part of the event experience for attendees and is thankful to tour hosts for opening their doors to our group. When booking a tour please bear in mind that tours are often at the same time of program sessions or other event tours, please also keep in mind the time of tours when making your travel plans.
  • Sept 25
    8:45 am - 11:40 pm ET

    COMPLIMENTARY - Breakfast and Boston Duck Tour Experience presented by Sappi

    Offsite Tour Location
    Sappi is a global renewable resource company that converts wood fiber into environmentally sustainable packaging and papers used as alternatives to single-use plastics and other fossil-based, nonrenewable materials. SPC Advance attendees will get a chance to learn about Sappi’s sustainability commitments and alignment with the UN Sustainable Development Goals, our approved Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) to reduce emissions and how we are tracking to our goals.

    Following breakfast, guests can experience the best “introDUCKtion to Boston!” Hop aboard the Boston Duck Tours and enjoy a fully narrated historic tour of Boston in a “DUCK," a WWII-style amphibious landing vehicle that travels on land and water. You’ll cruise by all the places that make Boston a city of firsts and—just when you think you’ve seen it all—it’s time for a big splash as your ConDUCKtor drives the DUCK right into the Charles River for a breathtaking view of the Boston and Cambridge skylines.
    Tour Registrations are non-transferable and non-refundable.
  • Sept 25
    9:40 am - 11:50 am ET

    Harvard SEC Tour Experience

    Offsite Tour Location
    Completed in Fall 2020, Harvard’s Science and Engineering Complex (SEC) is one of the healthiest and most energy-efficient laboratory buildings globally. The SEC is a major step for Harvard toward reaching their goal of being fossil fuel-free by 2050, and is certified by two international sustainable building programs. This tour is a scripted, theatrical experience led by both a current student, who will be able to touch on their personal experiences in the SEC, as well as a representative from Harvard's Office of Sustainability. Throughout the tour, the guides will discuss the history, culture, and sustainability initiatives of the SEC. Some of the places the tour will explore include the Engineering and Applied Science Labs, Library & Study Space, Main Atrium, Makerspace Labs, Engineering Yard, and Active Learning Labs.
    Tour Registrations are non-transferable and non-refundable.


More than 100 thought leaders from a multitude of disciplines gather to spark ideas, kindle conversation, and initiate impact


Omni Boston Hotel at the Seaport
boston, ma
Omni Boston Hotel at the Seaport is located in the center of the bustling Seaport District, across the street from the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, steps away from downtown Boston and Boston Harbor and less than three miles from Boston’s Logan Airport.

Hotel Cut Off Date: September 1st 2023


  • Registration Policies
    Registrations for SPC Advance are non-transferable & non-refundable. Please contact spcevents@greeblue.org if you need to cancel your registration. This includes both the carbon & tour fees. The late fee will be implemented from 09/01/23 and registration closes *09/15/23.
    * The SPC reserves the right to close registration earlier than the date specified dependant on when the event reaches registration capacity.
  • Ticket Info
    SPC Advance is our members only event. SPC members receive a certain number of complimentary tickets dependant on their membership tier. For full details on ticket pricing and what is included in your SPC membership please click below.
  • Sustainability Initiatives
    All SPC Advance attendee travel, accommodation, tour transportation and meals will be offset using carbon credits to support The Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa (Minnesota).

Questions? Contact Us

Dr. Kimberley Miner

Dr. Ayana Elizabeth Johnson is a marine biologist, policy expert, writer, and Brooklyn native. She is founder of Urban Ocean Lab, a think tank for the future of coastal cities, and founder and CEO of Ocean Collectiv, a consulting firm for conservation solutions.

Recently, she co-created the Blue New Deal, a roadmap for including the ocean in climate policy. Previously, she was executive director of the Waitt Institute, developed policy at the EPA and NOAA, served as a leader of the March for Science, and taught as an adjunct professor at New York University.

Dr. Johnson earned a BA from Harvard University in environmental science and public policy, and a Ph.D. from Scripps Institution of Oceanography in marine biology. She publishes widely, including in The New York Times, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, and The Guardian, and she blogs on Scientific American. She was named one of Elle’s 27 Women Leading on Climate. Outside Magazine called her “the most influential marine biologist of our time.”

Her mission is to build community around solutions to our climate crisis.