2021 Midwest Environmental Education Conference

July 26-29, 2021 ~ Luther College in Decorah, Iowa

Exploring Community: Land, Water, People

The conference keynote and sessions will focus on the ideas of re-defining community to include all land, water, and people, and building healthy, resilient, vibrant communities for all.

If you are interested in helping to bring MEEC to Iowa, please contact Lilly Jensen.

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Farwell HallLooking for some more budget-friendly and nearby lodging options for the Midwest EE Conference? In addition to hotel rooms, AirBNBs, and local camping, how about dorm rooms just a few steps from the conference? Luther College will be offering (air-conditioned) dorm lodging for MEEC attendees for around $50/night. All lodging options—including Luther housing—will be booked directly with the lodging venue. Reservations for hotels, Airbnbs, and camping are open now. We’ll post a link on the conference website when Luther housing reservations open.

moving forwardThe Planning Committee for the Midwest Environmental Education Conference is excited to announce that the 2021 conference will be an in-person event! We look forward to safely bringing together environmental educators from across the Midwest to grow, network, and converse together!

The safety and health of all will be a primary focus of the conference. The planning committee is in continual conversations with host Luther College and the City of Decorah about protocols that will allow us to safely gather.

Lodging information is now available on the conference website. For those interested in camping or Airbnbs/VRBOs, we recommend making reservations as soon as possible!

Additional conference details will be released over the coming weeks and registration will open May 1.

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The call for presentations has now closed. If you submitted a presentation proposal, you will be hearing from the committee before January 15, 2021 to the email address you provided.

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Think broadly about what environmental education is, who it serves, and how it is presented. Proposals for all styles of presentations – from 5 minutes “speed sessions” to all-day field experiences are encouraged.

For more information, please visit the Call for Presentations page, or download the Call for Presentations PDF!

Submit your proposal by November 15, 2020.

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The 2021 Midwest EE Conference planning committee is excited to announce that Robin Wall Kimmerer will be our keynote speaker!

book coverJean Eells, ICEC member and owner of eResources Group, emailed almost immediately after learning a keynote speaker was confirmed! “I will make an effort to hear Robin Wall Kimmerer any time I can. She is clear-eyed about the conditions we’re in, but the most compassionate presenter who will leave you feeling hope and joy. She can speak to the needs we have as educators to refill our own wells of inspiration and how to pour out inspiration through our work.”

Keep up on speaker details here!