Midwest Climate Resilience Conference - October 25-27, 2023 - Duluth, MN

The Midwest Climate Resilience Conference is intended to: 

The most recent conference was held Oct. 25-27, 2023 in Duluth, MN. 

View the 2023 Conference Summary Report here.  Stay tuned for updates on our next gathering.

The University of Minnesota Climate Adaptation Partnership (MCAP) has hosted a Minnesota climate adaptation conference since 2013, designed to bring together representatives from the public, private and nonprofit sectors to inspire and enable climate adaptation in communities throughout Minnesota. In 2023, in collaboration with regional and national partners, we built on past conference success and expanded our efforts to host a broader Midwest Climate Resilience Conference. The conference served as a regional adaptation forum in alternate years of the National Adaptation Forum for community leaders, policy and decision makers, resource managers, researchers, and others working actively on climate adaptation and resilience.

We have learned that there is no substitute for in-person learning and networking opportunities. The Midwest Climate Resilience Conference provided a unique opportunity to:

Conference Code of Conduct

The University of Minnesota Climate Adaptation Partnership (MCAP) and our partners, sponsors, and event hosts were committed to providing a safe, welcoming, and productive experience for everyone at the 2023 Midwest Climate Resilience Conference, regardless of gender, gender expression, age, race or ethnicity, national origin, sexual orientation, ability, physical appearance, body size, or religion. To that end, we asked all conference attendees to comply with our Conference Code of Conduct to ensure an inclusive and welcoming space for all. 

Land Acknowledgement

Attendees of the 2023 Midwest Climate Resilience Conference gathered on the past, present, and future lands of the Anishinaabe, specifically the Fond Du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa, who have called Onigamiinsing (Duluth) home for many generations. The City of Duluth is located on the traditional, ancestral, and contemporary lands of Indigenous people, lands cared for and called home by Ojibwe, the Dakota and Northern Cheyenne people, and other Native peoples from time immemorial. Ceded in the 1854 Treaty, this land holds both historical and present-day ancestral, spiritual, cultural, legal and personal significance for the Native nations and peoples of this region, in particular the Ojibwe. Learn more in our full Land Acknowledgement.

Who should attend the Midwest Climate Resilience Conference?

About MCAP

MCAP conducts cutting-edge climate and adaptation research, champions climate leadership, develops the next generation of adaptation professionals, and advances implementation of effective, equitable adaptation actions across sectors, communities, and levels of government. As a core part of our mission, we are hosting the Midwest Climate Resilience Conference to inspire and encourage climate adaptation in communities throughout Minnesota and the Midwest region. MCAP is honored to have collaborated with a diverse group of partners to host the 2023 Midwest Climate Resilience Conference.

Questions? Reach out to the MCAP team at mnclimate@umn.edu