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12th Annual Nelson Institute
Earth Day Conference

Monday, April 23, 2018
Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center

Registration for the 2018 Earth Day Conference is now closed

Communities across the country and world are finding themselves faced with opportunities that require novel approaches and collaborative problem-solving, especially as they strive to develop inclusive and sustainable environments. Creativity and innovation, supported by technology and advanced via passionate grassroots engagement, are the tools that are making a difference. Leadership and vision are not tied to geography, income, race, education, or sector.  People around the world, of all ages and abilities, are imagining new solutions and affecting real change.

Our 2018 conference, Up for the Challenge: Innovation for People, Places and the Planet, will explore challenges and solutions through local and global lenses.   

Conference sessions will explore the interconnectedness of environmental quality, economic development, social justice, and public health. 

Speakers will provide a window into how decision-ready science is influencing conservation and corporate leadership and driving innovative responses, adaptations, and solutions to myriad issues, including those affecting agriculture and energy storage, and especially those brought on by climate change.

We hope you will join us for a day of learning and inspiration!