2021 Midwest Regional Sustainability Summit

  • May 12, 2021
  • May 14, 2021
  • 3 sessions
  • May 12, 2021, 7:00 PM 9:00 PM (EDT)
  • May 13, 2021, 12:00 PM 5:00 PM (EDT)
  • May 14, 2021, 12:00 PM 5:00 PM (EDT)
  • virtual conference


  • includes an interactive virtual expo booth and two (2) complimentary tickets
  • Event sponsorship starts at $1000 and each level gets additional perks. View our sponsor package and contact charlie@greenumbrella.org

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The Midwest Regional Sustainability Summit is the region's premier sustainability conference! The Summit brings together businesses, government representatives, experts, non-profits, and engaged community members committed to building a more environmentally sustainable and economically vibrant region. Learn more at midwestsustainabilitysummit.org

May 12-14, 2021

Green Umbrella members $115

Non-members $145

Students $25

Register here

Can't afford to attend? In the interest of economic inclusion and equity, we are happy to offer a pay-what-you-can registration option.

Interactive Virtual Expo Booths - $350

Sponsorship Opportunities starting at $1000

Accelerating Action: The Path to 2030

In 2021, we are excited to explore the theme “Accelerating Action: The Path to 2030.” Collectively, we will discuss the unique role each sector plays in envisioning and creating a resilient, sustainable 2030. The year 2030 has been cited as a deadline by which the impacts of catastrophic climate change will be irreversible. But what if we imagine innovative solutions for healthier people and communities? Launch green policies that lead to stronger, more resilient regions? Create a built environment that lowers rather than increases our climate footprint and support a vibrant, thriving landscape? It is both possible and attainable. Join us in considering how to make this our reality.

Program will include:

  • Keynote by author and climate policy expert Joan Fitzgerald

  • Plenary panels exploring local, regional and national climate strategies

  • An interactive virtual expo with businesses and organizations

  • Virtual networking opportunities via chat and video

  • Dozens of breakout sessions

  • 3 in-person field trips

Conference Schedule:

Wednesday, May 12

  • 3:00-3:45 pm - Get to Know our Exhibitors with a Lightning Round Session (exhibitors will each have 3 minutes to present)

  • 3:45-5:00 pm - Dedicated Expo Time (connect with exhibitors in the virtual expo)

  • 5:00-7:00 pm - Break

  • 7:00-9:00 pm - Opening Plenary & Keynote with Joan Fitzgerald

Thursday, May 13

  • 11:00 am-12:00 pm - Dedicated Expo Time

  • 12:00-1:30 pm - Lunchtime Plenary Panel

  • 1:30-5:15 pm - Breakout Sessions

Friday, May 14

  • 11:00 am-12:00 pm - Dedicated Expo Time

  • 12:00-1:00 pm - Lunchtime Plenary Panel

  • 1:30-4:00 pm - Breakout Sessions

  • 4:00-4:15 pm - Closing Remarks

  • 4:15-5:00 pm - Reception

Who Attends the Midwest Regional Sustainability Summit?

From Fortune 500 powerhouses to innovative small businesses, government agencies, academia, NGOs, emerging leaders, activists and engaged residents, the Summit brings together today’s changemakers. Our dozens of speakers and 400+ attendees include regional visionaries, sustainability directors, business leaders and passionate individuals committed to solving the region’s toughest environmental problems, while creating a positive economic and social impact.  

Keynote Speaker:

Our keynote speaker, Joan Fitzgerald, is a Professor of Urban and Public Policy at Northeastern University. She focuses on urban climate action and strategies for linking it to equity, economic development, and innovation. In her fourth book, Greenovation: Urban Leadership on Climate Change (Oxford Univ. Press, 2020), she argues that the climate strategies of too many cities represent random acts of greenness rather than integrated and aggressive action. She points to leading cities in North America and Europe and offers strategies for lagging cities to accelerate their action. Her ongoing Climate Just Cities Project examines strategies for post-Covid urban climate action to emphasize equity. She blogs on viral inequality and urban climate action on Planetizen.

Sponsor and Exhibit at 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. All sponsors will have the opportunity to host an interactive virtual exhibitor booth at the event. Review our 2021 Sponsorship Package to find the best option for your organization.

Learn more at https://www.midwestsustainabilitysummit.org/





Cincinnati Public Radio
University of Cincinnati
IBI Group Edible Ohio Valley  
Eastern Personnel Services  Ever-Green Energy     

Give your organization prominent brand recognition as a champion of sustainability by becoming a Summit sponsor!

View our 2021 sponsorship package and contact charlie@greenumbrella.org

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