Fall Think Tank

Kick-Off Session, Hosted on October 2, 2020


  • Robert Bullard – “Building a Just, Fair and Equitable Society in the Era of Climate Change”
  • Chris Caldwell – “Situational Awareness: Addressing Climate Solutions in the Midwest”
  • Katharine Wilkinson – “Transformational Leadership for the Climate Crisis”
  • Heather McTeer Toney – “Lord Willing and the Creek Don’t Rise: Collaborative solutions for facing the climate crisis”
  • Isra Hirsi – “Creating a People’s Movement”

Session 2, Hosted on October 9, 2020

“The Future of Extreme Climate Events in the Midwest”


Session 3, Hosted on October 23, 2020

“Ambition, Economics, and a Just Transition in the Midwest”



Climate Action Workshop: “Building Cross-Sector Partnerships to Accelerate Action”

Outreach and Engagement Workshop: “Building New Partnerships: Finding Common Ground for Successful Climate Action”

Science and Research Workshop: “Climate Solutions in Public Health and Communities”

Teaching and Education Workshop: “Teaching Climate Across the Curriculum”

Session 4, Hosted on November 6, 2020

“Education for Resilience: Letting Mother Earth Teach Us”



Climate Action Workshop: “Planning for a Resilient Future”

Outreach and Engagement Workshop: “Actions Speak Louder than Words – Moving Discussions Towards Solutions“

Science and Research Workshop: “Agriculture as a Climate Solution”

Teaching and Education Workshop: “From Campus to Community: Educating Today’s Climate Experts”

Session 5, Hosted on November 20, 2020

“Communicating the Crisis: Should We Just Change the Subject”



Climate Action Workshop: “Advancing Energy Efficiency and Decarbonization”

Outreach and Engagement Workshop: “The Science of Climate Communication: How to Reach Conservatives and Moderates”

Science and Research Workshop: “Challenges and solutions in renewable energy for the Midwest”

Teaching and Education Workshop: “A Rising Tide Must Lift All Boats: Redefining Workforce Development in a Green Economy to Ensure Just Transition”

UK-Midwest Climate Action Dialogue

Main Session

Green Transportation Systems Discussion

Decarbonisation of Utilities Discussion

Agriculture Discussion