April 26, 2024
In person & virtual
Boston Marriott
Cambridge, MA

Systems

Accelerating solutions and collaborations for planetary wellbeing

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The(UN)CONFERENCE

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General admission tickets now available

Join us in this ambitious endeavor to transform agriculture, construction, and transport for a sustainable future. Together, we can set a new course towards planetary wellbeing.

Summit 2024:
SYSTEMS CHANGE

This year, the MIT Sustainability Summit aims to bridge the ongoing "collaboration gap" and hasten cross-sectoral action on climate change. Through the lens of System Dynamics, we hope to engage motivated actors—from business, policy, academia—to come together in order to identify the leverage points, remove roadblocks, and accelerate solutions to planetary well-being.

On February 13, 2024, MIT President Kornbluth recently called the MIT community to
meet the challenge of climate change with “the kind of grand creative enterprise in which the energy you release together is greater than what you each put in. A nuclear fusion of problem-solving and possibility”.

Join us this April 26 in our forthcoming summit to be part of a collective effort to mitigate climate change.

What's an (un)conference?

We believe that an in-person conference must offer something distinctly more valuable and engaging than an online counterpart. This summit aims to redefine the conference paradigm with interactive programming designed for a dynamic exchange of ideas and to foster hands-on application of knowledge.

With an afternoon of focused discussions in one of three
Tracks, attendees will be able to apply systems framework, push forward ideas, and build connections with like-minded individuals.

Three hands-on workshop tracks

Dive deep into the heart of systemic transformation with our curated series of high-level speaker panels. These sessions are designed to set the stage for each of our interactive challenge tracks, providing valuable insights into sustainable agriculture, eco-friendly built environments, and green supply chain transportation. Hear from visionary leaders and experts as they share pioneering perspectives on how we can collectively pivot towards our ambitious goals, sparking inspiration and providing a solid foundation for the work ahead.

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Biodiversity and agriculture

THE CHALLENGE: By 2040 we’ve succeeded in protecting biodiversity and have widespread regenerative agriculture techniques that align with planetary-wellbeing and “an earth for all”

Built environment

THE CHALLENGE: By 2040 near-zero emission cement is the preferred choice in global markets, with efficient use and near-zero emissions cement production established and growing in every region.

Transportation

THE CHALLENGE: By 2040  we achieve net zero-emission in the supply chain of goods, they are the new normal and accessible, affordable, and sustainable in all regions.

Join us April 26, 2024
Boston Marriott
50 Broadway
Cambridge, MA 02142

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