Registration for the 2023 Place-Based Education Conference has now closed.

Onsite registration will be available ($425 for two-day, $300 for one-day).

Full Conference Registration

November 10 & 11, 2023
Includes lunch, and morning and afternoon refreshments.


One Day Registration

November 10 OR 11, 2023
Includes lunch, and morning and afternoon refreshments.



Our conference rates reflect our true costs for planning and implementing the 2023 PBE Conference, but the GLSI does not wish for registration fees to be a barrier to participation.  We offer a limited number of discounted registrations for K-12 educators who would otherwise be unable to attend, and to retirees and K-12 or university students.  Before you register, please contact Jan Sneddon (conference@greatlakesstewardship.org) to request a special promo code.


Dragonfly Award Banquet
6–9 p.m. on  Friday | $60

Join us at the Grand Rapids Public Museum—a truly amazing venue—for our traditional Dragonfly Award Banquet, when we honor people who have made significant contributions to the field of place-based stewardship education. Converse with colleagues and check out the wonderful exhibits, then enjoy dinner and an inspiring keynote address—and maybe a carousel ride, too!

Immersion Experiences
Fees apply and vary
From dunes to streams to an XQ School and beyond! Choose your very own exciting and informative adventure “in place.” Space is limited, so register now to secure your spot.


Flint & the Flint River – by Bike! One of the many Place-Based Immersion Experiences offered at the 2019 PBE Conference.

Cancellation/Refund Policy
If you are unable to attend an event for any reason, you may arrange with the conference organizer to substitute someone else to attend in your place. Requests for refunds stemming from a documented medical/family emergency must be submitted on/before November 30, 2023. Refunds will be reduced by the amount of any unrecoverable fee associated with your registration (e.g., PayPal transaction fees).