Thank you to everyone who joined us in Indianapolis!

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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 for an equitable Midwestern response to the climate crisis. It is the premiere event in the region for those responding to the climate crisis in the Midwest. For a review of last year’s event, click here.

In Indianapolis at the IUPUI Campus Center, 420 University Blvd., Indianapolis, IN 46202

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Once you’ve registered please use the conference app to manage your agenda, meet other attendees, and see important announcements about mobile workshops, meals, etc.

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Registration & Lodging


  • Advance Reg Ends 3/29/24 
    • Cancellation Policy: Cancellations received by 3/1/24 receive 50% refund; Cancellations received after 3/1/24 are non-refundable
  • MCC Members: MCC members receive 2 free registrations. The primary contact for each member organization determines those recipients. If you do not know who your primary contact is, please email
  • Students: There are reduced prices for students who attend virtually and in-person.
  • Virtual attendance: The virtual option includes access to the plenary sessions and selected workshops. A more detailed schedule will be available in early 2024.
  • The Scholarship application has closed. The MCC provides scholarships to representatives of community-based organizations and BIPOC-led organizations.
  • Government employees: For online registration, please see this vendor certification form.

What to expect

The Summit is a two-and-a-half day event to connect, learn, and collaborate with others to equitably reduce emissions, build resiliency, and prepare our communities for climate change. Below is a list of workshop topics and some of the presenters. Stay tuned for the full schedule!

The Keynote and Opening will begin at 5 pm on the 3rd and the Summit will conclude at 1:15 pm on Friday.

Keynote Speaker

We are excited to announce that Leah Thomas, founder of Intersectional Environmentalist, will be our opening keynote speaker. Leah Thomas is a celebrated environmentalist, founder of the non-profit, Intersectional Environmentalist, and author of The Intersectional Environmentalist: How to Dismantle Systems of Oppression to Protect People + Planet. She has been recognized for her work in outlets like Harper’s Bazaar, W Magazine, CNN, ABC News, and NBC, among others, and has been honored on lists including EBONY Power 100, TIME100 Next, and INSIDER’s Climate Action 30. Read more here.

For planning purposes: The keynote and opening will begin at approximately 5 pm ET on Wednesday, April 3 and the Summit will conclude around 1 pm ET on Friday. A full schedule will be shared soon.

Closing ceremony with REACT

React staff teamed up with MCC member, Earth Charter Indiana, to facilitate a two-year-long research and creative development process for a cast of 17 middle and high school React students.

Dreamland, a new original play produced by React, is a call for hope in a world that seems doomed for climate catastrophe.

Who should attend

The Midwest Climate Summit is hosted by the Midwest Climate Collaborative, a multi-sector network spanning 12 states working for a carbon neutral, climate resilient, interconnected Midwest region. This event prioritizes multi-disciplinary approaches that connect leaders across sectors and communities for greater collective action on climate.

  • Researchers and educators in k-12 schools, higher education, and community and informal education settings
  • Local government officials, including elected officials and those working in sustainability, building codes, forestry, public health, utilities, and any department responding to climate change
  • Leaders in the nonprofit sector working on climate mitigation, adaptation, and justice
  • Business and utility leaders working to decarbonize and build resiliency
  • College students looking to connect with potential employers, other students, organizations, and potential research partners

Thank you to our sponsors who
make this event possible!

SILVER Sponsors:


BRONZE Sponsors:

Atmos Financial

Coca-Cola Consolidated

Cummins Inc.

Eli Lilly and Company

Indiana Energy Independence Fund

Jefferson Electric LLC

KNOZONE / City of Indianapolis Office of Sustainability

Ohio State University

Sponsor the Summit

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

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.