Midwest Climate Resilience Conference


Through an open call for session proposals and presentation abstracts, we hope to achieve a Midwest Climate Resilience Conference program that:

We are accepting ideas for: 


Friday, June 9 - Submission deadline

Monday, July 31 - Review results shared with session organizers and presenters

Friday, September 1 - All workshop, training, and session speakers confirmed

Contact Information

If you have questions regarding the Midwest Climate Resilience Conference or the submission process, please contact Amanda Farris at afarris@umn.edu.

Submission Process

Proposals must be submitted through the online submission form by Friday, June 9 at 5:00 p.m. CT

Cross Cutting Conference Themes

Session and presentation submissions should be relevant to at least one of the cross-cutting conference themes: 

Actionable Climate Science

Integrating traditional ecological knowledge, community science, and new climate research, models, and tools to support climate adaptation and resilience

Cascading Climate Impacts

Adaptation solutions that address climate change in the context of multiple societal challenges and drivers of risk and vulnerability

Collaborative Climate Action

Examples of multi-sector, multi-jurisdictional, and multi-disciplinary collaboratives, initiatives, and partnership approaches to adaptation and resilience

Creative Communications and Engagement

Increasing capacity by effectively communicating risk, opportunity, and resilience for community empowerment 

Equitable Adaptation

Integrating climate resilience with parallel social movements and grappling with profound questions of ethics, equity, and justice

Financial Solutions

Funding climate adaptation and resilience through public, private, philanthropic, and community-led finance mechanisms

Policy, Governance and Law

Building towards transformative change through effective and inclusive governance and decision-making processes