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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.

We're thrilled to announce that in 2022 the Summit will return to Xavier University's Cintas Center as an in-person / hybrid event on Thursday, June 16th

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

Prepared Region.

 

Learn more about the event and opportunities to sponsor the Summit, speak at the Summit, show your art at the Summit, nominate a person or organization for our Sustainability Awards, or host a field trip or community activity the day after 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

  • Active Transportation, Public Transit & Micromobility

  • Creating a Food Secure Community

  • Climate Justice, Equity & Inclusion

  • Emergency Preparedness

 

 

Meet our keynote speaker this year, Kristin Baja. Kristen is the Climate Resilience Officer 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.

 

 

Limited in-person tickets will be available. Proof of vaccination or negative COVID test will be required, and masks must be worn in the building when not actively eating or drinking (updates may be made to COVID safety protocols as the event nears). Secure your spot early to get the full conference experience, including:

  • All sessions (both main stage and breakouts)

  • Expo

  • Networking

  • Vegetarian Lunch

  • Reception​

We will also broadcast the main stage sessions 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.​

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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.

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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 is now open and will close January 31. Learn more and submit your proposal here.

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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 are now open and will close February 28, 2022. Learn more and submit your nomination here. 

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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 are now open and will close March 31. Learn more and submit your art here.

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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 are now open and will close March 31. Submit your proposal here.

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We look forward to hosting you at the 2022 Midwest Regional Sustainability Summit! 

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