(BLOOMINGTON) – Registration is open for the first part of the Midwest Climate Summit, a two-part summit in fall 2020 and spring 2021 to build partnerships, expand engagement and focus efforts for accelerating climate action in the Midwest.
The first part of this free virtual series of events — the Think Tank — will kick off from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. EDT (10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. CDT) Oct. 2 with a keynote from Robert Bullard, an internationally renowned, award-winning environmental researcher, scholar and author — as well as a set of 13-minute TED-style talks.
Four additional sessions will take place Oct. 9, Oct. 23, Nov. 6 and Nov. 20, also featuring a keynote address, with workshops focused on climate action, science and research, teaching and education, and outreach and engagement. Gabriel Filippelli, director of the Center for Urban Health and professor of earth science at the School of Science at IUPUI, will serve as a moderator for the Oct. 9 session.
Over 20 organizations are partnering to plan and host the Midwest Climate Summit, including Indiana University Bloomington and IUPUI.