Sustainability and Resilience Conference

The Indiana Sustainability and Resilience Conference

IUPUI is the proud host of the Indiana Sustainability and Resilience Conference, made possible by the McKinney Family Foundation. The Conference is a productive, annual gathering of sustainability professionals and champions from across the state of Indiana. It is designed to showcase local successes, share best practices, engage in place-based problem solving, and facilitate collaboration to advance sustainability in the Hoosier state. 


2020 Indiana Sustainability and Resilience Conference

The inaugural Indiana Sustainability and Resilience Conference, presented by the Indianapolis Airport Authority, explored the theme, Sustainability as an Economic Driver. Many businesses in our state and across the nation have found sustainability is not just a wise marketing posture, but rather a legitimately profitable and forward-looking business strategy. The Conference explored what businesses, communities and nonprofits alike can gain from investing in sustainability, including improved stakeholder relations, risk management, driving competitive advantage, fostering innovation and more.

Registration Fees:
Registrant TypeStandard Rate
Municipal / Nonprofit Employees$40
General Public$60

Keynote Speaker: Andrew Winston

Andrew Winston will deliver a compelling keynote address, titled, MegaTrends and the Big Pivot: Profit and Innovation in a Hotter, Scarcer, More Open & Connected World

Andrew Winston is a globally recognized expert on how companies can navigate humanity’s biggest challenges and profit from solving them. His views on strategy have been sought after by many of the world’s leading companies, including 3M, DuPont, HP, Ingersoll Rand, J&J, Kimberly-Clark, Marriott, PepsiCo, PwC, and Unilever. Andrew's book, The Big Pivot was selected as one of the "Best Business Books" by Strategy+Business magazine. His first book, Green to Gold, was the top-selling green business title of the last decade. Through his writing, consulting, and speeches, Andrew provides a practical and optimistic roadmap for building resilient, thriving companies and communities in a volatile world.

More to Look Forward to at the Conference:

  • An engaging virtual conferencing platform
  • Three breakout sessions including 12 workshops and panels 
  • A plenary panel featuring Indiana's business leaders
  • A virtual Electric Experience, presented by Greenworks
  • Virtual Expo Hall featuring vendors from across the state
  • Two hour-long virtual networking sessions
  • More exciting developments to be announced soon! 

Sponsorship Opportunities

Become a sponsor of the inaugural Indiana Sustainability and Resilience Conference to reach more than 400 of Indiana’s leading sustainability professionals, advocates and students. There are multiple ways you can elevate your brand at the Conference, including various sponsorship levels, expo tables and ad space in the event program.  

If you have any questions or inquiries, please contact Cristina Padilla at

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IUPUI Sustainability

IUPUI Sustainability
Lockefield Village, Room 4408
980 Indiana Avenue
Indianapolis, IN 46202