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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Starting Oct. 17, 2016 Proposals are now being accepted for Oral Presentations, Posters and Adaptation Tools for the Tools Cafe'.

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What they're saying about the last National Adaptation Forum

Bridging the Gap!

The National Adaptation Forum helps to bridge the gap between climate adaptation science and practice, providing an opportunity for researchers and practitioners to have face-to-face dialogue in an atmosphere that fosters collaboration and innovative solutions to the challenges posed by climate

Climate Outreach Specialist
Carolinas Integrated Sciences & Assessments

A Unique Learning Opportunity

The National Adaptation Forum is a unique opportunity for people from a whole range of sectors to learn from each other about the challenges they are facing and how they are meeting them. There is no other forum that brings together so many perspectives in this way.

Aimee Delach
Senior Policy Analyst, Climate Adaptation
Defenders of Wildlife

The Twin Cities community, is excited to host the Forum

The Institute on the Environment UMN is honored to co-sponsor the National Adaptation Forum. The Forum is a place where university researchers can come together with community members, government, and the private sector to create a more resilient future.

Jessica Hellmann
Director, Institute on the Environment, University of Minnesota

Broadens your understanding

Attending the Forum is really a fantastic opportunity to broaden your understanding about the full range of climate adaptation topics.

Paul Moss
Minnesota Pollution Control Agency

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!

Community Resilience and Equity Strategist 
Climate Justice Consultant

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
Principal at Foresight Consulting and Director at The Climate Resilience Fund

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