This year’s keynote speaker for the Midwest Regional Sustainability Summit on June 15 will be renowned climate scientist Katharine Hayhoe.
Hayhoe is not only at the forefront of research related to modeling regional to local impacts of climate change, but is a climate communicator experienced in untangling the complex science and tackling many long-held misconceptions about global warming. Check out her PBS series, "Global Weirding" for a fun look at what climate change is and isn't.
Her address will set the stage for the theme of the Summit: “Resilience: Public-Private Partnerships for a Dynamic Future.” We will examine how our region can prepare for and respond to potential impacts of climate change, including learning from the 100 Resilient Cities model developed by the Rockefeller Foundation. Early Bird registration is now open, sponsorships and exhibitor booths are available.