Loyola University Chicago

Institute of Environmental Sustainability

2020 Conference

Conference Teaser Photo

Participants and sponsor Iroquois Valley Farms at our 2018 poster session.

Sometimes good things are worth the wait.

Loyola University Chicago is pleased to announce our sixth Climate Change Conference to be held March 12-13, 2020

Gina McCarthy wants us to fight the good fight. Mary Robinson reminded us that much of the hard work of addressing climate change occurs on the local level. Naomi Klein pointed out that economic change can be inclusive if it is centered on social justice and taking care of our planet. Each year, our conference Keynote Speakers inspire and push us towards climate action. We’ve heard their calls and that’s why our 2020 conference will focus on how we can accompany the youth movement and the future generations they represent towards action that will preserve the planet for their children.  

Watch this highlight video and read these eight takeaways from our 2018 conference.

Videos of all the presentations and photos from our 2018 conference are online.


What happened to our 2019 climate change conference?

Our climate change conference is a tremendous undertaking. The conference utilizes facilities and staff across Loyola’s lakeshore campus. In 2019, climate change conference staff decided to take a strategic break from our annual conference planning and focus on how to improve the conference. Using your feedback we will be implementing improvements throughout your 2020 conference experience with us. The improvements range from a more simplified registration process to a conference agenda without concurrent sessions in order to allow for more networking opportunities and a shared conference experience by everyone.

We thank you for your patience and look forward to seeing you at Loyola’s next climate change conference in March of 2020.


Nancy Tuchman 

Founding Dean of the Institute of Environmental Sustainability