Chicago, IL
September 30th-October 2nd
42d 13hrs 3mins
SPC Advance 2024 is our fall members event which will be hosted in Chicago on September 30 - October 2, 2024 at the Hilton Chicago Hotel. This fall event will build upon our spring’s theme: Less Carbon, Better Packaging, expanding on the urgency of moving Further and Faster, on developing, finding and implementing innovative solutions to reduce carbon emissions from packaging.

The SPC Advance program will include sessions based off SPC’s Pillars of Innovation, Recovery, Packaging Design and Policy, as well as the Innovation Trends showcased in the recently launched Innovation Trends Report.

Further & Faster
Carbon Reduction
with Better Packaging

Who attends
Attendees from across the
supply chain


Hilton chicago

Overlooking Grant Park, Lake Michigan, and Museum Campus, you’ll be situated on Michigan Avenue, where incredible experiences are around every corner.

our impact

We're leveling up our sustainability efforts at our events. From carbon tracking to intentional waste reduction measures, we hope to continually learn and improve. Our goal is that these sustainability practices carry over into your life, too.

more SPC &

All of our uniquely curated events offer a different opportunity to collaborate in the sustainable packaging space. Interested in seeing what our other SPC events have to offer? Is attending the first in-person How2Recycle event in your future?

For the first time ever, the Sustainable Packaging Coalition & How2Recycle will be co-locating events in the fall of 2024. Sponsorship opportunities are available for both events, so don't miss out!

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.