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NAF is much more than a conference – the scope includes science, policy, finance, implementation, assessment, sources of innovation, and even the emotional side of working in the field of climate change adaptation. Seeing the progress from one Forum event to the next is energizing, and helps inspire me to keep doing this work.
The Nature Conservancy
The National Adaptation Forum is the single best meeting for people doing the hard work of preparing for the future.
NAF 2022 was a homecoming for in-person interaction in a community that has grown enormously in the past couple years. It was fantastic to be able to see so many familiar faces and to really meet the whole person. We need these interactions to build solidarity!
Sean C. Bath
As a software engineer, I appreciate the insights and context NAF provided. I expect my take-aways from the panels, posters, and community members interactions will guide initiatives for more equitable climate resilience planning and support.
As a newcomer to climate adaptation, NAF showed me the incredible diversity, innovation, and excitement coming from those working in this field. Learning from professionals who proudly wear their passion on their sleeves helped to stoke my own passion and prepare me to enter the field post-graduate school.
NAF connected me with regional and national partners, and local practitioners who are doing similar work. I learned about new opportunities for my current work and now feel part of a broader network. 2022 was my first NAF and I can’t wait to attend again!
The 2022 National Adaptation Forum provided engaging, informative, and thought provoking sessions and workshops that will catalyze partnerships and actions in the coming year.
Blue Earth Team
I made so many new connections and strengthened old ones at the 2022 NAF! It was great to meet so many people in person for the first time, and I’m already using those connections to enhance my climate adaptation work!
Kelley Anderson Tagarino
University of Hawaii Sea Grant College Program
So many great people from across the country doing amazing work on resilience. There is only one conference that brings them all together – the National Adaptation Forum.
After the Lost Years (COVID-19), it was so good to meet friends and colleagues again in person. It’s just so powerful to see where we have come together over the past 10 years.
Susanne Moser Research & Consulting
The National Adaptation Forum is a critically important event in our rapidly evolving field. I so appreciate this opportunity to learn about what others are doing to advance the work and to spend time with others who truly understand what it is to do the challenging work of climate adaptation.
NAF opened my eyes to an entire world of adaptation projects and passionate professionals. This conference inspired me to continue working in this field and find innovative solutions to uplift those who have been historically left behind. Thank you NAF!
Daisy Ramirez Lopez
Pathways Climate Institute
I love NAF. I’ve attended 3 out of 5 conferences so far. I’ve always found that EcoAdapt assembles the best in the profession each time. Meeting so many subject matter experts and learning from their experiences is amazing. I hope to be a part of the next NAF also.
The 2022 National Adaptation Forum was an incredibly valuable conference. It was wonderful to see so many colleagues and friends in-person and to meet many of the people I’d only previously interacted with via Zoom. The content of the sessions and presentations was a testament to how far the field of climate adaptation has advanced in the last decade. I look forward to the 2024 convening!
University of Minnesota Climate Adaptation Partnership
This forum presented such diverse sessions that it was nearly impossible to not learn something new – I took valuable insight home with me that I hadn’t even considered before.
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
As someone fairly new to the realm of climate adaptation, this forum was a great way to expand my knowledge on the myriad subjects and hear from so many different perspectives that I otherwise may not be able to interact with on a regular basis. Climate intersects with everything and it’s all important, but we also have to be able to understand how to bring those intersections closer together as we work to adapt to a changing future!
Jenifer Henslee Peck
South Central Climate Adaptation Science Center
As an adaptation professional with 13 years of experience, I found the NAF to be overflowing with new information and resources, potential collaborators, and ongoing partners. Being able to see folks one-on-one in a neutral, multidisciplinary zone was a catalyst for new connections of all sorts.
NAF helped to reignite and solidify my passion for adaptation practices. The strong focus on equity and community participation left me so inspired to continue in this field.