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2023 Midwest Climate Summit

Thursday, February 23, 2023 | 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Knight Center
Throop Drive and Snow Way Washington, St. Louis, MO 63130

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. Our vision of a carbon neutral, climate resilient, interconnected Midwest region cannot be achieved without centering equity and justice in our planning and implementation.

WashU  employees recieve $100 off of the price of in-person registration using the discount code mccmember2023 at checkout.

Student rates are avaible as well as volunteer opportunites for students.

At the summit you can:

  • Connect with other climate leaders in government and industry
  • Share knowledge across sectors and collaborate to create new knowledge​ ​
  • Accelerate cross-sector collaboration to address climate change​
  • Seed new partnerships and collaborations to advance research goals and practical applications
  • Find partners for collaborative fundraising proposals

The Midwest Climate Summit is an initative of the Midwest Climate Collaborative, hosted by WashU.

Event Type

Meetings & Conferences



International Center for Energy, Environment and Sustainability


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Speaker Information

Sylvia Hood Washington and U.S. EPA Deputy Administrator, Janet McCabe are the keynote speakers at the Summit.

In addition to the keynotes, attendees can chose from 22 diverse workshops and 6 mobile workshops.

Washington is a highly accomplished and successful environmental epidemiologist, environmental engineer, and environmental historian with over 40 years of research and field experience. Her professional career includes serving as a lecturer developing and teaching courses in Epidemiology, BIG Data, and Health Disparities at North Carolina State University’s inaugural Data Science Academy. Dr. Washington resides in the western suburbs of Chicago and takes great pride in being a Midwesterner.    Read more here.

Janet McCabe is the Deputy Administrator for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. She returns to EPA after spending seven years working as Acting Assistant Administrator and Principal Deputy to the Assistant Administrator in the Office of Air and Radiation under President Barack Obama. Prior to rejoining EPA, Janet McCabe was a Professor of Practice at the Indiana University McKinney School of Law and Director of the IU Environmental Resilience Institute, where she started as Assistant Director for Policy and Implementation in 2017

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