In light of the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic, SPLC leadership has made the decision to hold the 2020 Summit as a completely virtual event. We are confident that this is the best option for delivering the experience of the Summit to our audience without
encountering further uncertainty and delays. 

The Summit will maintain its original scheduled time frame of May 18-20th. As we select among our virtual options, SPLC staff is focused on reproducing the high-quality attendee experience of the Summit to the greatest extent possible. We intend to include our inspiring plenary speakers, our breakout panels and workshops, and to also build in creative ways to support the critical networking, business, and mutual support
connections that always come out of the Summit.

We will provide more details very soon as our planning moves forward. In the meantime please view our Frequently Asked Questions for more detailed information – this document will be updated regularly.

Summit Keynotes Announced!


Supplier Diversity pioneer and leader Ralph Moore, social justice advocate Sr. Simone Campbell, and the Democracy Collaborative’s economic visionary Ted Howard will speak from the Summit mainstage on procurement’s unique ability to support environmental, social, and economic renewal – and why it must do so!

These powerful headliners will be joined by 60+ leading purchasers, suppliers, and NGOs who will share stories of challenge and success, along with ready-to-use tools and resources, during our breakout sessions. More program details coming soon.


Executive Director, Network


President & Co-founder, Democracy Collaborative


Founder & President, RGMA


Experience the Summit


The SPLC’s 2020 Summit + Connect brings together visionary purchasing and sustainability professionals, suppliers of sustainable solutions, researchers, students and NGO experts to collaborate, align and grow sustainable purchasing best practices and drive change throughout global markets. Join sustainable procurement leaders and learners, convening to network, confer, celebrate, and build this vitally important movement!