Greenlining Economic Summit


In these turbulent times, our 2018 Economic Summit marks The Greenlining Institute’s 25th anniversary – drawing strength from two and a half decades of racial justice advocacy, honoring those who came before us, and looking ahead to a more equitable future. Because our nation has never been as diverse as it is today, and will diversify more in the future, our outstanding guest speakers will look beyond today’s challenges to explore a future with racial equity in all policies. Join us as we honor our past and discuss how to advance racial justice for the future.

Our 25th Economic Summit will be packed with panels and discussions on major policy issues ranging from health to economic justice, energy, and more! With hard-hitting speakers like Senator Kevin De Leon, Dolores Huerta, and Alicia Garza, we will look beyond today’s challenges to explore a future with racial equity centered in all policies. Check this page regularly for updates!


Greenlining’s 25th Annual Economic Summit will be held at the Oakland Marriott City Center. All panels and sessions will be held in the East Hall, West Hall, and Grand Ballroom on the first floor of the hotel. Refer to the Agenda for details on where each panel and session will be held.
Oakland Conventino Center
550 10th Street,
Oakland, CA 94607


There is no designated hotel block for Greenlining’s Economic Summit. However, we invite Summit guests to consider staying close to the conference either by booking rooms at the Oakland Marriott City Center or the nearby Marriott Courtyard Oakland Downtown.

The Oakland Marriott City Center Hotel has a wonderful list of onsite and nearby restaurants. You can find the detailed list here.


The Oakland Airport (OAK) is the closest airport to the event venue. The subway (BART) station is located on 12th Street, just two blocks from the Oakland Marriott. We encourage use of public transportation, bikes, carpooling, and other modes of sustainable transportation.

What does registration include?

Economic Summit registration includes access to the following conference sessions: Opening Plenary, Breakout Sessions, Lunch Program & Awards Ceremony (space is limited), Idea Lab, and the Networking Reception.

All tickets include a continental breakfast and complimentary drinks and hors d’oeuvres at the Networking Reception.

Tickets to the Lunch Program & Awards Ceremony are limited, and included in all tickets on a first come, first served basis. Get your tickets early to ensure a spot!

Does registration include lunch?

Space is limited for the Lunch Program & Awards Ceremony. In order to make this session accessible to a range of income-levels, lunch spots are included in all Earliest Bird tickets and on a first come, first served basis with General Admission tickets.

Once we run out of Lunch seats, we will offer a discounted ticket option that includes access to all other sessions: Opening Plenary, Breakout Sessions, Idea Lab, and the Networking Reception.

How do I choose which ‘ticket level’ to purchase?

In an effort to keep this event as affordable and accessible as we can, we offer four ticket levels: Community, Ally, Supporter and Sustainer.

We’ve provided ticket descriptions to help attendees decide which level to choose. However, it is entirely up to you to decide. We do not ask for any documentation or application for subsidized tickets.

Are scholarships available?

Yes! A limited amount of scholarships are available for the cost of event registration. Please check back in January for more information on scholarships.

What is your refund policy?

If you are no longer able to attend the 2018 Economic Summit, please follow these steps to request a refund. Our staff can only respond to refund requests made directly through eventbrite.

Cancellations received before April 20, 2018 will receive a refund for their registration fee as follows:

80% refund until March 20, 2018

50% refund until April 20, 2018

Please note: no refunds will be processed after April 20, 2018. Refunds will be issued in the form of original method of payment to the person or organization that made the payment. Please allow up to four weeks for the refund to be processed.

Can I transfer my ticket to another person?

You may also transfer your registration to someone in your organization or network. To transfer your registration, follow these steps. Attendee information must be updated to reflect the new attendee’s information. Transfers must be made before 5 p.m. on Monday, May 14.

Can I volunteer at the conference?

We love our volunteers! Prospective attendees are invited to sign up for a volunteer shift in exchange for free registration. You’ll be onboarded with a crew of volunteers and work side-by-side with Greenlining staff (who will be super appreciative to have you there).

Please check back in January for more information on volunteering.

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