Midwest Climate Resilience Conference


Our 2023 sponsors helped make the conference carbon neutral and accessible for everyone! 

Sponsorship dollars help keep registration costs low, provide travel scholarships to participants who would not otherwise be able to attend, support travel for event keynote speakers, and offset conference-related carbon emissions. 

Sponsoring the Midwest Climate Resilience Conference is an opportunity for your organization to receive exposure and to join other individuals, organizations, and coalitions in our community to cultivate and celebrate our collective capabilities to prepare for a changing climate. 

Interested in becoming a sponsor for a future event? Let's talk!
Contact Nate Meyer at meyer179@umn.edu.

Thank you to our sponsors!

Our sponsors help ensure the conference is affordable and accessible. 

Lead Platinum

GLISA works at the boundary between climate science and decision making, striving to enhance communities’ capacity to understand, plan for, and respond to current and future climate impacts in the Great Lakes region. It advances its mission through applied research and engagement and developing sustained, collaborative relationships with communities to expand the region's capacity to adapt to climate impacts equitably and sustainably. It is a partnership between the University of Michigan, Michigan State University, the College of Menominee Nation, and the University of Wisconsin, and has been supported since 2010 by the NOAA Climate Program Office as part of the Climate Adaptation Partnerships program (CAP, formerly known as the Regional Integrated Sciences and Assessments, or RISA, program). 

With a mission to provide meaningful assistance and support to society, the arts, and the environment, Margaret A. Cargill Philanthropies supports efforts to enhance quality of life and prevent and relieve suffering of children, families, and older adults; preserve and promote the environment and the arts; and encourage the humane treatment of animals.


The Midwest Climate Adaptation Science Center (MW CASC) is a consortium of research-focused academic, Tribal, and non-profit partners working collaboratively with the USGS. We deliver science to help fish, wildlife, water, land, and people in the Midwest adapt to a changing climate. 

Carbon Neutral

Founded in 1981, The AES Corporation (AES) is a Fortune 500 global energy company accelerating the future of energy. AES owns and operates more than 540 utility-scale and community solar, wind, energy storage and hybrid projects across 24 states in the US. We deliver cost-competitive clean energy to utilities, communities, corporations, and organizations to meet their clean energy and sustainability commitments both today and into the future. AES is currently developing multiple wind and solar projects across the Midwest.

Barr Engineering Co. is an industry-leading provider of engineering and environmental consulting services. Our engineers, scientists, and technical specialists help clients across North America and around the world benefit their communities by responsibly developing, managing, processing, and restoring natural resources.

Organizations across the globe are working hard to meet the needs of today while building the foundation for a more sustainable and resilient future. Barr’s engineering and environmental experts are here to help you navigate regulatory requirements and find innovative and economical ways to achieve your sustainability and business goals. 

HGA is a national interdisciplinary design firm rooted in architecture and engineering. We believe that enduring, impactful design results from deep insight into the people and passions that animate each unique environment. Our responsibility is both inspiring and humbling: to create positive, sustainable, and equitable impact through design. We value empathy, are fueled by curiosity, and embrace the hard work that leads to innovation. Our goal is to create a company and culture where everyone—employees and clients—can do the best work of their lives.

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) works with Minnesotans to conserve and manage the state's natural resources, to provide outdoor recreation opportunities, and to provide for commercial uses of natural resources in a way that creates a sustainable quality of life. The DNR manages the impacts of climate change on Minnesota's natural, recreational, and cultural resources, and seeks to limit contributions to carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gas emissions by investing in renewable energy, continuing its good stewardship of public lands, and limiting or offsetting greenhouse gas emissions. The DNR State Climatology Office manages Minnesota's climate information resources and educates Minnesotans about our changing climate.

The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency is committed to ensuring that every Minnesotan has healthy air, sustainable lands, clean water, and a better climate. Through the authority of state and federal statutes and guidelines, the agency focuses on preventing and reducing pollution of air, land, and water, and leads Minnesota’s efforts to protect against devastating effects of climate change. The MPCA works collaboratively with regulated parties, businesses, governments, organizations, and Minnesota’s 11 tribal nations to develop innovative, community-centered approaches that protect our natural resources, improve human health, and foster strong economic growth.

The Nature Conservancy is a global non-profit organization that works to conserve the lands and waters on which all life depends. TNC strives to create a world where the diversity of life thrives, and people act to conserve nature for its own sake and its ability to fulfill our needs and enrich our lives.

The University of Minnesota’s College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences (CFANS) strives to inspire minds, nourish people, and sustainably enhance the natural environment. CFANS has a legacy of innovation, bringing discoveries to life through science and educating the next generation of leaders. Every day, students, faculty, and researchers use science to address the grand challenges of the world today and in the future. CFANS offers an unparalleled expanse of experiential learning opportunities for students and the community, with 12 academic departments, 10 research and outreach centers across the state, the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, the Bell Museum of Natural History, and dozens of interdisciplinary centers.

Extension plays an essential role in the University of Minnesota's mission: We bring Minnesotans together to build a better future through University science-based knowledge, expertise and training. Extension faculty, as part of the University of Minnesota Climate Adaptation Partnership, develop and lead practical programming that supports the effective integration of climate information into community-based adaptation planning and action.

The Natural Resources Research Institute (NRRI) is an integral part of the University of Minnesota research enterprise.  Our mission is to deliver integrated research solutions that value our resources, environment and economy for a sustainable and resilient future.

NRRI collaborates broadly to address the challenges of a natural resource-based economy. By partnering with industry, business leaders, agency decision-makers and many others, NRRI researchers frame and deliver on real-world solutions. Our role is as an impartial, science-based resource that develops and translates knowledge to minimize waste and environmental impact, maximize value from natural resources and maintain/restore ecosystem function.


The 100% Campaign is an independent, state-based campaign advocating for an equitable and clean energy future in Minnesota.  Since 2019, we’ve brought together a sixty organization coalition that includes faith leaders, labor unions, health professionals, scientists, youth, environmental advocates, community organizations, new Americans, Indigenous leaders, rural organizations, artists, & small business owners.  Our work has focused on the passage of Minnesota's 100% clean energy law as well as budget & revenue-based solutions, including state investments in local planning and adaptation & resilience solutions.

EcoAdapt’s mission is to create a robust future in the face of climate change. EcoAdapt has coordinated the National Adaptation Forum since its inception in 2013. In addition, EcoAdapt heads a number of programs including Awareness to Action, the State of Adaptation, and the Climate Adaptation Knowledge Exchange. 

EOR is a collaborative group of environmental and design professionals passionate about protecting our waters, restoring healthy ecosystems, and enhancing each community's unique sense of place.

ISG exists to make a difference, to make tomorrow better than today. For our communities, our clients, and each other. ISG fosters strong collaboration across architecture, engineering, environmental, and planning disciplines—providing clients a diverse knowledge base. ISG’s flexibility makes it possible; our focus and innovative solutions make it happen.

The Minnesota Agricultural Water Quality Certification Program is a voluntary opportunity for farmers and agricultural landowners to take the lead in implementing conservation practices that protect our water. Over 1 million acres have been Water Quality Certified in Minnesota.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) provides leadership and funding for programs advancing agriculture-related sciences. NIFA invests in and supports initiatives that ensure the viability of agriculture. NIFA applies an integrated approach to ensure groundbreaking discoveries and technologies reach people who can put them into practice.