The US Composting Council hosts the world’s largest conference and tradeshow annually for the organics management industry. This event draws over 1,500 attendees and hosts approximately 50 workshops, meetings and events over a four-day period.

Green Fern Events has successfully produced this event for the past twelve years and has diverted over 50,000 pounds of waste.

The US Composting Council has been working with Emily and the Green Fern Events team for the past 12 years as part of our national annual conference management team. As an extension of our team, they have integrated well with our in-house staff in all aspects of conference planning and management. They pride themselves in good communication, staying on task and on budget. They do this all in a sustainable manner making our annual conference a true zero waste event.


UTOPiAfest is an independently run outdoor camping and music experience like no other. Set in the hill country of Central Texas, this family-friendly festival features two main stages with no overlapping sets along with free car camping, lake swimming, yoga, and hiking. The venue, approximately one hour from downtown Austin, is located in the Texas hill country. UTOPiAfest attracts a beautiful community of music and nature lovers, local artists and craftsmen, conscious brands as well as an array of local natural foods & beverages.

From 2018 – 2019, GFE founder Emily Kahn, helped bring on new sponsors/brand partners and while on-site, managed the sponsor + brand activations.

Green Fern Events provided event management services to produce MobilityATX, a high profile televised city-wide event. The event featured a panel of political and executive leadership to address Austin’s mobility/transportation challenges.

We couldn’t be more pleased with the choice to hire Green Fern Events to help with the planning and production of our first high-profile event for Glasshouse Policy. MobilityATX Town Hall Event (held June 23 at Google Fiber – downtown Austin) was a grand success! Emily Kahn was a critical component to the success implementation of this event. Not only did she provide expert leadership advice throughout the entire process, she was highly communicable, reliable and a pleasure to work with.

Green Fern Events produced a series of four high profile events for CleanTX within a year. Each event featured national and international thought leaders from the $2.5 billion clean-tech industry in Central Texas.

Green Fern Events is an excellent addition to any team – whether you host events regularly, or once in awhile. Emily made sure our Signature Clean Tech Events ran smoothly, negotiated preferable rates with vendors, and helped managed my team on site. She has a flair for creating a unique experience for attendees, and does all of it while keeping things environmentally sustainable! I highly recommend her work.

Herbalismo! A Medicinal Plant Festival & Conference. Green Fern Events was honored to help plan and produce the first ever medicinal plant conference in the state of Texas. Herbalisomo was a zero waste event. GFE sucessfully diverted 92% of the almost 2 tons of waste from going into the landfill.

These women have worked tirelessly to organize and execute, not only the logistical quagmire of a first time conference, but to uphold their goal, and ours, or making Herbalismo! a truly green, zero waste event.

California Hydrogen Business Council Summit 2018 & 2020. With over 300 in attendance, this high-level summit covered two full days with a special focus on picturing the vision and promise of the technology contrasted by the advances already made, using hard data from industry developments in the real world.