Regional Adaptation Fora (RAFs) provide an opportunity for adaptation professionals to gather in the year between National Adaptation Forum gatherings. RAFs allow attendees to dive deeper into issues that may be specific to their region and build connections with other professionals in their areas. We encourage you to check out these the conferences that will be taking place in 2023.
2023 Local Solutions: Climate Migration
May 16-17, 2023 | Keene, New Hampshire
The goal of this meeting is to build capacity for socially just and equitable migration and enhanced regional climate resilience. This convening will be a culmination of the Northeast Safe and Thriving for All (NEST) project, funded by the NOAA Climate Adaptation Partnerships (formerly RISA) program to convene stakeholders to create an upper Northeast region that can become a climate refugia that is resilient, revitalized, socially just, and decarbonized.
California Adaptation Forum
July 31 – August 2, 2023 | Pomona, California
The biennial California Adaptation Forum (CAF) aims to gather California’s adaptation community to foster knowledge exchange, innovation, and mutual support to accelerate adaptation efforts and create equitable and resilient communities throughout the state. CAF provides an inclusive space for community leaders, decision-makers, technical experts, and on-the-ground practitioners working across California to connect, discuss, and learn about new policies and tools, project successes and lessons learned, and emerging opportunities to build climate resilience in the near-term and over the coming decades.
2023 Midwest Climate Resilience Conference
October 25-27, 2023 | Duluth, Minnesota
The Midwest Climate Resilience Conference is intended to: 1) Provide a venue for meaningful climate adaptation and resilience dialogue amongst a diverse set of voices and perspectives including representatives from communities who are most impacted; 2) Share experiences, lessons learned, research, and resources across sectors and scales of governance, management, and decision making related to climate adaptation and resilience; 3) Celebrate successes and inspire collective action through coordination and collaboration across the region; 4) Connect and grow the regional network of climate adaptation and resilience practitioners by encouraging and supporting participation from a wide range of sectors, organizations, levels of government, and communities.