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Midwest Climate Summit Brings Collaboration, Action to St. Louis


Sunday, Nov. 6, 2022


Heather Navarro
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ST. LOUIS - Registration is now open for the 2023 Midwest Climate Summit. The summit is a three-day gathering of climate leaders, researchers, and professionals focused on expanding knowledge as well as accelerating action to address climate change in the Midwest.

The Midwest Climate Summit takes place Tuesday Feb. 21 through Thursday Feb. 23, 2023 at Washington University’s Charles F. Knight Executive Education & Conference Center in St. Louis. The Summit is hosted by the Midwest Climate Collaborative, a cross-sector collaboration connecting organizations in 12 states to respond collectively to the climate crisis.

“Most people aren’t aware that if our 12 states were a country, we’d be the fifth largest emitter of greenhouse gas emissions on the planet. With that knowledge comes tremendous responsibility and opportunity. Our work to address climate change not only improves the lives of people in our hometowns but impacts the health and livelihoods of people around the globe,” Heather Navarro, the MCC’s director, said.

The summit offers climate leaders a chance to collaborate on existing work, learn from each other at curated workshops, and explore the work of community partners through off-site field trips. The goal of the summit is to seed new relationships and cross-sector collaborative efforts. This year’s summit will showcase efforts in the St. Louis region and give participants an opportunity to learn from others across the Midwest.

Registration is open to the public and any organization, institution, industry, or agency interested in working with others to address climate with a focus on equity and justice.

“Climate solutions must support communities, families, and individuals impacted by economic, environmental, and racial injustice. Ensuring our actions support communities across the Midwest in a fair, just and equitable way is a critical focus of the summit,” Navarro said.

The Summit organizers will announce keynote speakers, workshop offerings, and off-site field trips in the coming weeks.

Registration is available online here

The Midwest Climate Summit is open to members of the press.


Millipore Sigma is the first presenting of the summit sponsor to be announced. Additional sponsorship opportunities are available and are a valuable opportunity to reach a committed, audience of leaders from across the region. Information on sponsorship is available here


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. The collaborative is made up of 44 member institutions from across a 12 state Midwest region. The MCC grew out of the first Midwest Climate Summit and was launched officially in January 2022. The MCC is hosted by Washington University and supported by its member organizations. Learn more about the MCC at


Key Details


Tuesday Feb. 21 through Thursday, Feb. 23, 2023



Charles F. Knight Executive Conference Center
Washington University
Throop Drive and, Snow Way Dr.
St. Louis, MO 63130



$395 for three-day, in-person registration
$175 for single-day, in-person registration
$75 for virtual attendees
MCC member organizations receive two free registrations and a discount on additional registrations.
Reduced rates and scholarships are available for students and individuals with grassroots nonprofits and community groups.



MCC Members Include:

American Lung Association
Ann Arbor, MI
Building Energy Exchange Kansas City
Building Energy Exchange St. Louis
Capital Area Regional Planning Commission
Carleton College
Carmel, IN
Case Western Reserve University
Climate Action KC
Climate Central
Columbus, OH
Donald Danforth Plant Science Center
Earth Charter Indiana
Evanston, IL
Indiana University
Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis
Iowa State University
Kansas City, MO
Loyola University Chicago
Millipore Sigma
Missouri Botanical Garden
Missouri Historical Society
MOST Policy Initiative
National Great Rivers Research and Education Center
Northland College
Northwestern University
Principia College
Saint Louis Science Center
Saint Louis Zoo
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
St. Louis, MO
The Academy of Science - St. Louis
The Delta Institute
The Nature Conservancy in Illinois
The Nature Conservancy, Nebraska Program
The Ohio State University
U.S. Green Building Council - Missouri Gateway Chapter
University of Chicago
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
University of Michigan
University of Wisconsin - Madison
Urban Land Institute -- St. Louis
Washington University in St. Louis