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Each year, the Midwest Regional Sustainability Summit brings together hundreds of passionate business, nonprofit, government and community leaders to share inspiring forward-thinking and solution-oriented ideas that propel us toward a healthier, more resilient, sustainable and equitable future.


Digital access to recordings of the Midwest Regional Sustainability Summit are available for purchase!

COST: $45



  • 2020

  • 2021

  • 2022 

June 15 - Pre-Conference: Cincinnati 2030 District Summit
In-Person, Half-Day @ Union Hall

June 16 - Midwest Regional Sustainability Summit
Hybrid, Full-Day @ XAVIER Cintas Center

June 17 - Post-Conference: FREE Partner-Led Field Trips
In-Person, Location & Times vary


Join us as we explore Emergent Strategies for an Equitable,
Climate Prepared Region.

In-person tickets to all days of events are limited. Please secure your spot early.

Award nominations and speaker, field trip and art submissions have closed. 

Learn more about opportunities to sponsor the Summit.

Our program includes a keynote, plenary, breakout sessions and short talks covering a broad range of relevant topics, including:

  • Healthy & Resilient Communities

  • Business & Green, Circular Economy

  • Government & Policy

  • Healthy, High-Performing Infrastructure

  • Creating a Food Secure Community

  • Climate Justice, Equity & Inclusion

  • Emergency Preparedness


Meet our keynote speaker this year, Kristin Baja. Kristin is the Director of Direct Support & Innovation at the Urban Sustainability Directors Network (USDN) and is responsible for helping cities identify strategic ways to advance climate resilience planning and implementation, and build their capacity to take proactive action. Learn more here.

In-person conference experience includes:

  • All sessions (both main stage and breakouts)

  • Expo

  • Networking

  • Vegetarian Lunch

  • Reception

Update to Covid protocols: Masks are now optional, but strongly encouraged. Please bring a mask and consider wearing it, especially in the smaller breakout rooms.


For the June 16th Sustainability Summit, we will also broadcast the main stage virtually for those that prefer to tune in from the comfort of their home or office.

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Who Attends the Midwest Regional Sustainability Summit?

From Fortune 500 powerhouses to innovative small businesses, government agencies, academia, and non-profit organizations, the Summit brings together hundreds of visionaries, sustainability directors, leading green companies, entrepreneurs, community leaders and passionate residents committed to solving some of the region’s toughest environmental problems and creating a positive economic impact.​


Sponsor the Summit

Give your organization prominent brand recognition as a champion of sustainability by becoming a Summit sponsor! We offer a variety of options enabling you to reach a diverse and dynamic coalition of leaders committed to making our region more environmentally, socially, and economically sustainable. View our sponsorship package and register today to get the most out of your sponsorship and be included in our marketing and event communications.


Speak at the Summit

We invite submissions of proposals for discussion panels, interactive workshops and short talks that explore this year’s theme and the topics listed above. We will only be considering complete proposals. The call for speakers closed on January 31, 2022.


Nominate a Sustainability Leader for Our Awards

We welcome nominations for awards recognizing individuals, organizations, businesses and communities that have made outstanding strides in the areas of Impact, Innovation and Leadership. Award winners will be honored at the Summit. Nominations closed on February 28, 2022.


Share Your Art at the Summit

This year we are incorporating creative arts into the event. Do you have a poem, performance or work of visual art that aligns with our 2022 theme and will inspire attendees? Call for art submissions closed on March 31, 2022.


Host a Field Trip or Community Activity the Day After the Summit

Following Thursday’s conference, a variety of in-person field trips and community activities will take place on Friday, June 17th. Do you want to host a hike, bike ride, paddle, tour, tree planting, neighborhood cleanup, or other activity? Applications closed on March 31, 2022.



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Thank You to our Sponsors!

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