Each year, the Midwest Regional Sustainability Summit explores new and promising areas of environmental sustainability, while also taking a deeper look at the challenges faced by businesses globally. We examine how organizations, businesses and communities across the nation are making environmental thinking both a core business strategy and a driver of long-term growth.
In 2020, we will explore the theme “Cities of the Future: Becoming a Regenerative Region,” and imagine how cities can become regenerative hubs that enhance rather than deplete our natural resources, promote a vibrant, resilient built environment and support healthy, equitable communities. By examining innovative strategies to link rural, urban and suburban communities, we can identify new opportunities to build regions that are both socially and environmentally resilient.
Keynote Speaker: Majora Carter
This year, we're excited to welcome Majora Carter, an award-winning urban revitalization strategist and corporate consultant. Founder of Sustainable South Bronx and Green for All, Carter has worked at the intersection of race, place and environment for over two decades. Her work in the South Bronx has transformed a once blighted community into a hub of opportunity and advancement for residents of all backgrounds.
"I'm proof that you can help drive the changes you want to see; you can create a better neighborhood for yourself."
Now Seeking Proposals for Summit Sessions:
In an effort to be more collaborative, this year we are excited to welcome proposals for summit sessions. We invite submissions of proposals for panels, workshops and presentations that explore the concept of regenerative regions. Sessions that share insights from peer cities or that highlight opportunities for individuals and communities to advance sustainability are welcomed. Programming is multi-disciplinary; therefore, high quality proposals are invited that align with one of the suggested topics:
All submissions should meet the guidelines specified below and be submitted by Friday, December 13 at 11:59 PM EST.