2023 Global Opportunities & Business for Good Conference

About the 2023 Global Good Conference

The 2023 Global Opportunities & Business for Good Conference Revisioning Tourism for Good was held on Friday, November 10, 10-11:45 a.m., in PSU Room 137 (Grandfather Mountain Ballroom). 

The Walker College of Business Global Good Awards Luncheon occurred at 12:00 p.m. in the PSU Room 420 (Parkway Ballroom), immediately following the conference. 

View conference photos and awards luncheon photos here.

Revisioning Tourism for Good - November 10, 2023

Visitors to beautiful sites around the globe are enriched through their experiences. Yet that enrichment can come at a price for the environment and the local culture. But it doesn’t have to. Join us for this event to explore creative ways of engaging with the planet - both abroad and at home. Participants will learn about citizen science and regenerative tourism in the Arctic ecosystems of Norway, get an insider's perspective on building the local economy while preserving its natural beauty in coastal Jones County, NC, and find out about the potential positive impact of Boone’s first sustainable bed and breakfast. Be a part of the conversation. 

Guest Speakers

Joel OlsenDelphin RuchéSchumata BrownJohn Bender
Owner, Lovill House Inn, Founder/CEO O2 Group VenturesDirector/Cofounder, Wild Lab Projects, NorwayMaysville Town ManagerJones County Economic Development Director


  • 9:45 am - Sign-in, Coffee & Pastries (Grandfather Ballroom, 137 PSU)
  • 10-11:45 am - Revisioning Tourism for Good Conference Sessions(Grandfather Ballroom, 137 PSU)
  • 12-2 pm -  Global Good Awards Luncheon(Parkway Ballroom, 420 PSU)