The goal of the student conference is to bring together students from colleges and universities across the Midwest to discuss important problems students are facing regarding environmental issues at their respective campuses. The conference seeks to not only facilitate relationship building across campuses, but also to collaboratively work on action items that demonstrate collective support and solidarity for different policies, initiatives, or movements students are working on. 

The 2024 Student Conference will take place in-person in Indianapolis on April 3 – 5, 2024.

Student Leader Position

 We are looking for two student leaders to oversee coordination of the conference. Each student will receive a $2,500 stipend. 

  • Leaders will be given a stipend and can expect to put in at least 5-10 hours of work a week into planning. 
  • Leaders will meet regularly with one another and with an advisory group leading up to the summit and through the end of the academic year.
  • Leaders will be given a lot of creative freedom in how this event is coordinated. It will be a great opportunity to network and expand event planning skills.
  • Student leaders will create a student committee to help with the overall planning of the conference. 

Student leaders will be expected to attend the Midwest Climate Summit in person April 3- 5. Travel and lodging expenses will be covered. 


The application for a Student Leader position will close on August 4, 2023.