Sustain Dane Summit Conference

Save the date: Thursday, December 3 is the 2020 Sustain Dane Summit.

Join us for the 12th annual Sustain Dane Summit on Thursday, December 3, 2020. We are excited to share the date and let you know that planning is underway for a day filled with education, inspiration, reflection, and connection.

This year our theme is Decade to Deliver. 2020 is the beginning of a decade where we must accelerate our actions to deliver results on holistic sustainability: a healthy environment, a just economy, and social wellbeing for all. Our program of meaningful speakers and conversations with participants will focus on global solutions and local actions we can take to create a more thriving, equitable, and resilient community.

We’re happy to announce that one of our featured speakers will be Crystal Chissell. Crystal is the Vice President of Operations and Engagement at Project Drawdown, the world’s leading resource for climate solutions.

The Summit will be held virtually. Register below!

Program Outline

Part I (8:00 – 10:00 AM)

8:00 – 8:30 AM Welcome
8:30 – 10:00 AM Keynote – Crystal Chissell

Part II (10:00 – 11:30 AM)

10:00 – 10:15 AM Connection & Networking
10:15 – 11:30 AM Sustainability, COVID, & Equity: Local Leaders Panel. Moderator: Robin Lisowski, Slipstream, Panelists: Lisa Peyton-Caire, Foundation for Black Women’s Wellness, James Edward Mills, Joy Trip Project, Justice Castañeda, Commonwealth Development

Part III (11:30 – 1:00 PM)

11:30 – 11:45 AM Connection & Networking – Art for the Decade to Deliver
11:45 – 12:45 PM Break Out Sessions: Accelerate Sustainability Workshop Showcase and Live Forward Awards

12:45 – 1:00 PM Closing

*We hope you can join us for three parts of the Sustain Dane Summit. All sessions will be recorded and shared with ticket holders afterwards.

Live Forward Awards

Nominations for the 2020 Live Forward Awards are now closed. Our selection committee is deliberating, stay tuned for the nominee and winner announcements! The Live Forward Awards recognizes proactive changemakers and inclusive leaders who are accelerating sustainability for community wellbeing. A nominee will ideally be dedicated to creating a community based on holistic sustainability: a healthy environment, a just economy, and social wellbeing for all. View past awardees


Why Sponsor

  • Elevate your organization’s commitment to sustainability in Dane County
  • Participate in meaningful learning, networking, and professional development
  • Gain business development as a leader in corporate social responsibility
  • Be visible through extensive marketing, press releases, and online promotions

Sponsorship Levels

Next Steps for Sponsorship

Email Lucia Hunt at to discuss your desired sponsorship level and/or create a personalized sponsorship for your organization. For maximum recognition, secure sponsorship by September 1, 2020, and for program recognition, secure sponsorship by November 1, 2020.

Past Sustain Dane Summit Highlights


Thank you to the Summit 2020 Sponsors

Interested in supporting the Summit? Contact

Aldo Leopold Nature Center, American Family Insurance, Aprilaire, Artisan Dental, LLC, Associated Housewrights, Barnes Inc., BWBR, CG Schmidt Inc, City of Middleton, City of Sun Prairie, Coldwell Banker Success, Curbside Composter, Dane Buy Local, Dean Health Plan, Delta Beer Lab, Design Engineers, designCraft Advertising, Downtown Madison, Inc., Envest Microfinance, Eppstein Uhen Architects, EZ Office Products, Festival Foods, Findorff, First United Methodist Church, Flad Architects, Focus on Energy, gener8tor, Goodwill of South Central Wisconsin, The Great Dane Pub & Brewing Company, Henry Vilas Zoo, Home Savings Bank, Integrated Environmental Solutions, Latino Chamber of Commerce, Madison Area Technical College, Madison Children’s Museum, Madison Network of Black Professionals, Madison No Fear Dentistry, McFarland United Christ of Church, Monona East Side Business Alliance, Monona Terrace Convention Center, Morgridge Center for Public Service, Morgridge Institute for Research, Movin’ Out, Inc, National Guardian Life Insurance Company, Promega, RENEW Wisconsin, Research Products Corporation, Revolve Promotions, Reynolds Transfer & Storage, Rooted, Scott Savage Consulting LLC, Select Specialty Hospital, Short Stack Eatery, Slipstream, State Bank of Cross Plains, St. John’s Lutheran Church, Strang, Inc., Summit Credit Union, TDS Custom Construction, Inc., Tribe 9 Foods, Uniek, Inc., UW-Madison Office of Sustainability, Walkner Condon Financial Advisors, WasteCap, Wegner LLP, Willy Street Coop, Wisconsin Energy Institute, Wisconsin Environmental Initiative, Wisconsin LGBT Chamber of Commerce, Young Nonprofit Professionals Network – Madison, Zing Collaborative