Loyola University Chicago

Institute of Environmental Sustainability

Climate Change Conference

Conference Teaser Photo

Share your community-based research at our 2020 conference.

Loyola University Chicago is seeking proposals from researchers at Jesuit colleges and universities who have engaged in Community-Based Research (CBR) related to environmental degradation within poor and marginalized communities. Present this research at a day-long workshop on Thursday, March 12, 2020. Please note: This case-study presentation is separate from the Climate Change Conference Poster Session during which we invite all conference attendees to display and share their research and teaching projects related to environmental concerns and climate change.

Accompanying Youth to a Hope-filled Future

Loyola University Chicago is pleased to announce our 2020 climate change conference

March 12-13, 2020



Keynote Conversation 

Poster Session  

Conference Agenda 



View our past conference websites, here

Across the country, the climate crisis has mobilized young people to action. 

Twenty-three-year-old Kelsey Juliana is suing the United States government for her constitutional right to a livable planet. Teenager Tokata Iron Eyes organizes and advocates for indigenous rights and against fossil fuel interests as part of the Standing Rock Youth. FelĂ­quan Charlemagne is the high school Executive Director of the Youth Climate Strike. He and his team have constructed a platform for a just and sustainable future that includes striking for net-zero carbon emissions by 2030 and so much more. Across the country, the climate crisis has mobilized young people to action.

Panel topics will include:

  • how climate change is driving displacement and the climate migrant’s plight,
  • an intergenerational conversation between our keynote climate activists and their mentors, 
  • climate advocacy through art, and
  • Chicago youth activists.