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2024 Midwest Regional Sustainability Summit

May 2 @ 8:00 am - 6:00 pm

The Midwest Regional Sustainability Summit brings together 600+ passionate and visionary leaders to share inspiring, forward-thinking, and solution-oriented ideas that propel us toward a healthier, more resilient, sustainable, and equitable future. Join Fortune 500 powerhouses, innovative entrepreneurs, government officials, sustainability directors, and academic, non-profit, and community leaders committed to solving the region’s toughest environmental problems while creating a positive economic impact.

The event will feature a full day of programming (8:00 am to 6:00 pm), with 80+ speakers, an exhibitor expo, an art show, breakfast, lunch, a networking reception, and more!

The Midwest Regional Sustainability Summit is hosted by Green Umbrella. Summit planning partners include the Ohio Environmental Council, City of Cincinnati, Xavier University, University of Cincinnati, University of Dayton,  Groundwork Ohio River Valley, and CommEN Strategies.

2024 Theme: From Vision to Action

We find ourselves at a critical juncture for collective action as we work to address the global and local impacts of the climate crisis. We can and must bring the energy and spirit of collaboration to implement solutions that advance mitigation, adaptation, and climate justice. Last year’s Summit theme focused on imagining visionary and inspiring possibilities that inform, empower, and motivate our actions to create a more vibrant, equitable, and thriving region. This year, building from a place of hope and renewed resilience, we will focus on aligning our collective efforts to move from vision to action.

2024 Keynote Speaker: Jacqueline Patterson

Jacqueline Patterson is the Founder and Executive Director of the Chisholm Legacy Project: A Resource Hub for Black Frontline Climate Justice Leadership. The mission of the Chisholm Legacy Project is rooted in a Just Transition Framework, serving as a vehicle to connect Black communities on the frontlines of climate justice with the resources to actualize visions. Before launching the Chisholm Legacy Project, Patterson served as the Senior Director of the NAACP Environmental and Climate Justice Program for over a decade.

Tickets & Registration

Exhibitor Registration (comes with a 6-foot table and two tickets):
– $450 without electricity
– $525 with electricity before 3/1
– $575 with electricity after 3/1

General Registration:
– $175 before 3/1
– $200 after 3/1

Student Registration: $60

Green Umbrella Member Discount: $25 off per ticket (with Access Code)
(Please reach out to membership@greenumbrella.org to check the status of your membership and request the member discount code.)

Economic Inclusion & Scholarship Tickets:
This is an inclusive event, and we don’t want anyone to be prohibited from attending simply because of cost. Please get in touch with us at events@greenumbrella.org to request a “Pay What You Can” ticket.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Give your organization prominent brand recognition as a sustainability champion by becoming a Summit sponsor!
View our conference sponsor package here.


Contact us at events@greenumbrella.org


May 2
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Green Umbrella


Duke Energy Convention Center
525 Elm St
Cincinnati, OH 45202
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