2024 Forum

Explore the Program

There are multiple ways to access the full National Adaptation Forum program. We recommend attendees use the Whova app.


Whova can be accessed via the Whova website or mobile app and will be the main source for the most up-to-date information about the schedule, will keep you in the loop with real-time announcements, and enrich your ability to connect with others.

Registered attendees will receive an email directly from Whova with links to access the site and mobile app, along with an invitation to set up a login and explore the site. To set up a login (if you don’t have one already) you will use the same email you used when registering for the Forum.

If you did not receive an email from Whova on May 7th, please check your spam/junk folders.  If you still do not see it, contact info@delaneymeetingevent.com.

If you registered for the Forum AFTER 4pm EST on May 7th, you will receive the aforementioned email within 1 business day of registration.  If you do not receive it, please follow the same steps described above.

PDF Program

A PDF version of the program can be accessed by clicking the button below. Please be aware that the Whova App is a more up-to-date source of information on sessions and speakers.

Full Session Schedule

The full schedule can be found by clicking the button below. This will provide a complete, up-to-date list of sessions and speakers, but it does not have the networking capabilities of the Whova app.

Draft Schedule at a Glance

The schedule below is a draft. Times and activities are subject to change.

Start TimeEnd TimeDescription
12:00 pm5:00 pmRegistration Desk Open
1:00 pm5:00 pmPartner-led Events (descriptions to come)
1:00 pm3:30 pmMetro Wastewater Treatment Plant field trip (see details)
1:00 pm5:00 pmWakan Tipi Awanyankapi volunteer opportunity (see details)
1:30 pm4:00 pmWestwood Hills Nature Center field trip (see details)
6:00 pm7:00 pmForum Committee Welcome Reception
Start TimeEnd TimeDescription
7:00 am8:15 amRegistration and Breakfast
8:15 am10:00 amForum Welcome and Plenary
10:00 am10:20 amBreak/Transition to Session Block #1
10:20 am11:50 amSession Block #1 (10 concurrent sessions)
11:50 am1:20 pmLunch (provided for all attendees)
1:20 pm2:50 pmSession Block #2 (10 concurrent sessions)
2:50 pm3:10 pmBreak and Snack
3:10 pm4:40 pmSession Block #3 (10 concurrent sessions)
4:40 pm5:00 pmBreak and Snack
5:00 pm6:30 pmSession Block #4 (10 concurrent sessions)
6:30 pm8:30 pmMargaret A. Davidson Networking Reception and Poster Session
Start TimeEnd TimeDescription
7:30 am8:30 amRegistration and Breakfast
8:30 am10:00 amSession Block #5 (10 concurrent sessions)
10:00 am10:30 amBreak and Snack
10:30 am12:00 pmSession Block #6 (10 concurrent sessions)
12:00 pm1:30 pmLunch (provided for all attendees)
1:30 pm3:00 pmSession Block #7 (10 concurrent sessions)
3:00 pm3:30 pmBreak and Snack
3:30 pm5:00 pmSession Block #8 (10 concurrent sessions)
5:00 pm5:15 pmBreak
5:15 pm6:45 pmSession Block #9 (interactive evening sessions)
Start TimeEnd TimeDescription
7:30 am8:30 amRegistration and Breakfast
8:30 am10:00 amSession Block #10 (10 concurrent sessions)
10:00 am10:30 amBreak and Snack
10:30 am12:00 pmSession Block #11 (10 concurrent sessions)
12:00 pm12:15 pmBreak and Snack
12:15 pm1:15 pmClosing Plenary and Activity
2:30 pm5:00 pmCrosby Farms field trip (see details)

Make-St. Paul-Better-because-you-flew-on-a-plane-to-get-there fund

Traveling to a meeting about climate change presents an existential challenge for many, which is why each Forum EcoAdapt donates money to a local organization that undertakes climate adaptation activities. These donations serve as a way to support on-the-ground adaptation action in our host city.

This year, donations will go to support the work of Wakaŋ Tipi Awanyankapi (WTA), a Native-Led cultural and environmental conservation nonprofit in Saint Paul, Minnesota. WTA engages the community through three program areas, Cultural Connections and Healing, Environmental Education, and Urban Restoration and Conservation. Attendees can donate to support WTA’s activities as part of the registration process.

Field Trips

Attendees can sign up for field trip opportunities while registering for the Forum. Field trip capacity is limited, so space will be assigned on a first-come basis.

Plenary Poem

An original poem written by EcoAdapt’s Executive Director, Lara Hansen.

Bus Stop

While our elected officials
Have been driving planet Earth
Drunk on the campaign contributions
And fumes of fossil fuel dollars
Unconcerned about our destination

We ride on this lone conveyance
Having consulted the now faulty route map,
Paid our fair fare, and
Pulled the stop requested cord
To get off at 350th Street

But there is not response
No slowing toward the curb
Instead we speed up
Passing 400th
The windows blurring the apocalypse

Nearby Bernard tells whoever will listen
That the whole system perpetuates this disaster
While cousin Barbara yells
Stop the goddamn bus.