FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions

Thank you for your interest in the 5th National Adaptation Forum! The following provides answers to some of the frequently asked questions about the logistics, registration, and sessions as well as general information about the National Adaptation Forum. If you do not find an answer to your question below, please contact us at info@nationaladaptationforum.org for additional information.

Location 

Call for Proposals

Registration

Travel Support

Sponsorship

Location 

When and where is the National Adaptation Forum?

Details for the 5th National Adaptation Forum will be announced in late January 2020. Follow us on social media to participate in the guess our host city contest. 

When: The Forum takes place over a 3 day period. We also negotiate post-Forum meeting space for the day after the Forum. Post-Forum meeting participants represent partners from all sectors of the adaptation community.

Where: The 2021 Forum venue will be announced in late January 2020.  

Call for Proposals 

When does the call for proposals open?

We anticipate the call for proposals process to begin in Spring 2020. Please check back for the announcement of the opening date. 

When can I expect to hear if my session has been accepted?

We will accept all proposals for the 2021 Forum by January 2021. For more details, see the previous proposal review timeline: http://www.nationaladaptationforum.org/proposals

If my session is not accepted will it be considered to be an oral presentation or poster?

All speakers in a symposia session if not accepted will be considered for an oral presentation or poster.

What are the formatting requirements for a poster?

Size: Posters should be no larger than 4' x 4' and push pins are provided. We don't recommend placing your poster on any foam core, feel free to just roll-up in a tube and bring. 

Registration 

Online Registration:

Online registration for the 5th National Adaptation Forum is not yet open. It will open in Fall 2020. 

What does Forum registration include? 

  • Three days of admission to the National Adaptation Forum, with approximately 80 symposia and 30 working groups and trainings
  • National Adaptation Forum program and materials 
  • Two Plenary sessions
  • Access to over 50 adaptation exhibitors
  • Free Wi-Fi with ample networking space
  • During the National Adaptation Forum participants will receive daily buffet breakfast and lunch, beverage service all day, including coffee, tea, and water. EcoAdapt expressly reserves the right to change its food and beverage offerings at any time and for any reason
  • Forum Networking, Tools Café, and Poster Reception
  • National Adaptation Forum tools and resources presented will be available for participants to access on the Climate Adaptation Knowledge Exchange (CAKEx.org) within 30 days of the Forum.

Is there a discount code for speakers?

We do not offer a discount code for speakers. We have kept our registration costs low to ensure vast participation. For the lowest registration price, register under the Early Bird period. 

Travel Support 

Will Travel Support be available in 2021 and if so how do I apply?

We are in the process of fundraising for travel support in 2021 - we can make no guarantees that there will be funding available and will share any updates as they become available. Travel support to attend the National Adaptation Forum (Forum) has traditionally been available in limited quantities due to a handful of generous sponsors and was awarded through a competitive review process. Eligible applicants included staff from government, tribal, non-profit organizations, community leaders, and university students working on or studying climate change adaptation. We are all in this together and need your help to secure this much valued support to attend the 2021 Forum. If you know of an adaptation partner interested in supporting participants through travel support please forward their information to: info@NationalAdaptationForum.org and we will reach out to them.

Sponsorship 

Become a Sponsor or Exhibitor today! Sponsorship of the National Adaptation Forum provides a unique, cost-effective opportunity to demonstrate your support of climate adaptation while showcasing your company, products and services to an unparalleled gathering of stakeholders. For more information, see the Sponsorship Prospectus or contact the conference organizers at info@nationaladaptationforum.org. Exhibit booths at the National Adaptation Forum provide a place to highlight an organization, present new products, and demonstrate tools. They also allows access to a broad community of those involved in climate adaptation, including government officials, NGOs, environmentally focused organizations, and professional associations.

All exhibit spaces will have access to electrical outlets, table space, and chairs. Booths are available in four sizes. For more information, see the exhibitor space floor plan (coming soon) or contact the conference organizers at info@nationaladaptationforum.org. Please note: If other payment method such as credit card needs to be utilized, there is an additional 2.2% processing fee that will be added to total. 

Can my group host a meeting at the Forum?

We always negotiate pre- or post-Forum meeting space. The date for 2021 meetings will be announced in late January. All other meeting needs such as (e.g., food and beverage, AV/IT services) must be provided by the host group. Due to the demand for post-Forum Friday meetings, we strongly encourage you to contact us at info@NationalAdaptationForum.org as soon as possible to discuss your needs and reserve your space today. The meeting space is limited and available on a first come-first served basis.