Uniting the Region for Action

Thank you to everyone who attended the
2023 Midwest Climate Summit!

February 21-23, 2023 | St. Louis, MO

The Summit concluded on Feb. 23, 2023 and we will be posting photos and recordings of the sessions here soon. Please stay tuned!

The Midwest Climate Summit is a three-day gathering of climate leaders, researchers, and professionals focused on expanding knowledge, accelerating climate action, and catalyzing new partnerships. Our vision of a carbon neutral, climate resilient, interconnected Midwest region cannot be achieved without centering equity and justice in our planning and implementation.

The 2023 summit is scheduled to be an in-person event in St. Louis with a virtual option.

At the summit you can:

  • Connect with other climate leaders in government and industry
  • Share knowledge across sectors and collaborate to create new knowledge​ ​
  • Accelerate cross-sector collaboration to address climate change​
  • Seed new partnerships and collaborations to advance research goals and practical applications
  • Find partners for collaborative fundraising proposals

MCC members receive 2 free tickets and a discount on all additional tickets. Please contact your MCC representative at your organization for details. If you don’t know who that person is, please email us.

What to expect at the summit


We are pleased to welcome Dr. Sylvia Hood Washington and U.S. EPA Deputy Administrator, Janet McCabe, as a keynote speakers at the Summit.

Dr. Syliva Hood Washington

Dr. Washington is a highly accomplished and successful environmental epidemiologist, environmental engineer, and environmental historian with over 40 years of research and field experience. Her professional career includes serving as a lecturer developing and teaching courses in Epidemiology, BIG Data, and Health Disparities at North Carolina State University’s inaugural Data Science Academy. Dr. Washington resides in the western suburbs of Chicago and takes great pride in being a Midwesterner.    Read more here.

Janet McCabe is the Deputy Administrator for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. She returns to EPA after spending seven years working as Acting Assistant Administrator and Principal Deputy to the Assistant Administrator in the Office of Air and Radiation under President Barack Obama. Prior to rejoining EPA, Janet McCabe was a Professor of Practice at the Indiana University McKinney School of Law and Director of the IU Environmental Resilience Institute, where she started as Assistant Director for Policy and Implementation in 2017. Read more here.


The summit features 20 on-site workshops on a variety of topics led by leaders, practitioners, and researchers working on climate in the Midwest. These workshops will advance action, knowledge-sharing, and collaboration. Additionally, each participant will be able to choose from 6 mobile workshops highlighting issues and efforts in the St. Louis region while also diving deeper into specific topics such as developing career pathways, community engagement strategies, green chemistry, river management, and others. See the schedule for more details.

Hotel Accommodations

The housing cut-off has passed for The Knight Center and The Cheshire. 

As of February 15, rooms are still available at The Cheshire, located just two miles from the Knight Center, location of the Summit.  Click Here to view details about the hotel;  call (314)-932-7858 to inquire about making a hotel reservation.  Guests staying at The Cheshire will coordinate their own transportation to and from the Knight Center.  Parking is available at The Knight Center; Click Here for parking details and rates. 





Guarantee Electrical Company


American Conservation Coalition

Sponsorship Opportunities

Reach an engaged, committed audience and support a critical gathering of climate leaders. To inquire about providing sponsorships please contact Heather Navarro

Learn more about our sponsorship opportunities.

The Midwest Climate Collaborative is a cross-sector collaboration responding to the climate crisis through the acceleration of climate action, knowledge generation, and leader development.

Check out 2022’s Midwest Climate Summit and the launch of the MCC