USA: National adaptation forum 2013

Meeting or Conference
National Adaptation Forum
02-04 Apr 2013
United States of America (Colorado)
Denver Marriot city center

The National Adaptation Forum is a national event on climate change adaptation at which the latest scientific knowledge about climate adaptation and state-of-the-art practices will be presented. It combines professional development training, individual presentation, peer networking, and working group innovation opportunities, in order to create the most productive event possible in three days. Aim This professional development event affords attendees the opportunity to learn more about how to make their work climate smart, share what they have learned with others, and develop a stronger network to be climate savvy in all that they do. Purpose The purpose of this event is to convene the practitioners and innovators of climate change adaptation (managers, policymakers, researchers) who are actively engaged or interested in climate change adaptation activities as part of their work. Key to good adaptation is the idea of incorporating ideas and efforts across the sectors of society—environmental, public health, agriculture, development, etc.... This forum will provide space for conversations around challenges and opportunities within and between the various sectoral interests that are working to proactively address the challenges posed by climate change. Session Themes and Topics Conference themes are based on a typical adaptation planning process framework, which moves from information gathering and assessment through plan development to implementation and monitoring. Each day of the conference will focus on one of these steps in the adaptation process in order to offer opportunities for peer-to-peer learning and the development of a deeper shared understanding of adaptation. Theme 1 (Tuesday): Problem Identification and Motivation Adaptation planning begins with information gathering. Identifying risks and vulnerabilities, understanding goals and priorities, and building foundational partnerships are all early requirements for a successful adaptation process. These sessions will focus on how to gather, organize, and communicate this information. Theme 2 (Wednesday): Planning and Capacity Building The next step is the creation of plans to address the challenges that have been identified. In this step, adaptation strategies are identified and compared, working coalitions are built, long-term goals are modified or affirmed, and actionable plans are developed. These sessions will focus on how to prepare, create, and communicate these new plans. Theme 3 (Thursday): Implementation and Evaluation The next step of the adaptation process is plan implementation. These sessions will focus on how implementation is taking place including case study examples that explore challenges, barriers, lessons learned, and important resources and tools for success. In addition, it is important to explore ways to evaluate progress against goals and modify as necessary.

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Event fee

Student-$200-$250, Non-Profit-$400-$450, Government-$400-$450, University/Non-Student-$400-$450, Corporate-$500-$550

What is included in the event fee

The attendee registration fee, combined with funds contributed by the generous sponsors, provides: -Full participation in the forum -Cross-sectoral trainings and plenary sessions demonstrating the integrated nature of successful adaptation -Conference materials -Welcome reception on Monday, April 1, 2013 -Morning, mid-day and afternoon refreshments Tuesday - Thursday -Networking receptions on both Tuesday and Wednesday evenings -Admission to exhibit hall

Target audience

Managers, planners, scientists, engineers, sectoral interest groups, private sector and policymakers actively involved in preparing for and responding to climate change to improve long-term outcomes. Government (federal, state, and local) agency personnel, tribal government personnel, resource engineers, managers, development - natural resource and planning consultants, policy makers, researchers, funders, NGO's, students and academic researchers, adaptation, interest groups, private land owners.

How to register

Register online

Cancellation Request Deadline (refer to Cancellation Policy on Registration page)- February 25, 2013

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