National Adaptation Forum Vitals

Meet the Forum

The National Adaptation Forum is the gathering of the adaptation minded. Since the Forum is created by and for the members of the adaptation community, the meeting focuses on issues of the day - established and emerging.

The video below highlights the 2015 Forum - we hope you enjoy learning more about what took place in St. Louis!

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Proposals are now being accepted for Symposia, Training Sessions and Working Groups that reflect the best thinking in the adaptation field. 

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July 27, 2016
Climate Change And Resilience Within Sustainable Remediation

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What they're saying about the last National Adaptation Forum

The Forum was wonderful

The Forum was wonderful and will help advance our collective work on adaptation in Burlington specifically and the country more generally.

Jennifer Green
Sustainability Coordinator, Community and Economic Development Office, City of Burlington

Thank you!

Thank you for your leadership and vision for the adaptation field and for the conference!

Nile Malloy
Northern CA Program Director Communities for a Better Environment

Enlightening and uplifting!

I want to thank you, EcoAdapt, and the sponsors, John D and Catherine T Mac Arthur Foundation, for this fantastic conference and gathering!

Marcie Bidwell 
Mountain Studies Institute, Durango, CO

Extremely thought-provoking!

I wanted to convey how impressed I was with the National Adaptation Forum – it was extremely thought-provoking and I learned a lot.

Celia Vanderloop
Director, Environmental Quality Division
Department of Environmental Health, City and County of Denver

One of the best!

Amazing people, great presentations, deep discussions about what it takes to become resilient, and a renewed sense of hope. Those are just four of the many reasons that I love the National Adaptation Forum and am looking forward to the 2017 Conference. 

Sascha Petersen
Adaptation International

Fabulous opportunity!

The National Adaptation Forum was a smart conference—it provided a fabulous opportunity to learn about and to share information on the art, the science and the practice of climate adaptation. Maybe more importantly, it was a vibrant conference.

Liz Bell
Wilburforce Foundation

Much bigger than we anticipated!

I continue to marvel at what EcoAdapt has done with the National Adaptation Forum. This was a big event, much bigger than we anticipated. The representation of so many sectors, and the participation of so many local, community groups and municipalities, was great to see.

John Nordgren
Kresge Foundation

Very impressed!

Congratulations, on what I think was a spectacular conference last week. There was so much interesting information being presented, my head was spinning. I loved it. It was very well organized and I was very impressed with the service provided.

Joel B. Smith
Principal Associates, Abt Associates

Amazing conference!

Thank you for an amazing conference!!! I'm already planning out my presentation for next year!

Davey Ives
Clean Air-Cool Planet Climate Adaptation Fellow Bridgeport, CT.

Terrific work!

This was a fabulous conference. Such terrific work from everyone. I'm so happy to have been a part of it.

Robert Verchick
Gauthier St. Martin Chair in Environmental Law, Loyola University New Orleans

Wonderful event!

I just wanted to thank you for a wonderful event! The National Adaptation Forum was an amazing success, practical and useful, with really high quality presentations.

Kari Hansen 
Instructional Design, Education and Research Consultant

Extremely valuable!

The forum was extremely valuable, thought provoking, and exciting! There is so much work to be done and listening to experts and practitioners discuss the many issues facing us all and how we can best address those issues was so important.

Alex Porteshawver
Consulting Climate Action Plan Coordinator, City of Benicia, CA