Forum Registration

Early bird registration is open! After April 8th, prices will increase, so make sure to take advantage of discounted rates. The registration rates and cancellation policies can be found below.

Please note that all attendees will be required to pay a full registration fee. Registration fees will not be waived for session organizers, speakers, facilitators, moderators, or note takers.

Full Conference Registration Rates

Attendees attending as individuals (not affiliated with an organization) are asked to register using the non-profit rate. There is not a discounted rate for presenters. Presenters are asked to register according to their sector.

SectorEarly Bird Registration Rate (until April 8, 2024)Regular Registration Rate (April 9, 2024 onward)
Student$350$450
Non-Profit$550$650
Government$550$650
University$550$650
Corporate$650$750

One Day Registration Rates

Attendees attending as individuals (not affiliated with an organization) are asked to register using the non-profit rate. There is not a discounted rate for presenters. Presenters are asked to register according to their sector.

SectorEarly Bird Registration Rate (until April 8, 2024)Regular Registration Rate (April 9, 2024 onward)
Student$175$225
Non-Profit$275$325
Government$275$325
University$275$325
Corporate$325$375

Registration Modification and Cancellation Policy

If Participant cancels on or before April 21, 2024, participant will receive a refund of the registration fee less a $50.00 processing fee. After April 21, 2024, registrations can be transferred to another person but no refunds will be issued (see substitution policy). Please read the full cancellation and substitution policy. All cancellations or substitutions must be requested in writing via email to info@delaneymeetingevent.com

**Cancellation of this agreement does not affect the Participant’s hotel and travel arrangements. Participant is solely responsible for canceling their own hotel and travel reservations. **


Attendance Support

Attendance support applications are set to open February 26, 2024! The first review deadline will be March 13, 2024. Applications submitted by that deadline will have a higher likelihood of receiving attendance support.

Transportation, meals, lodging at the event hotel, and registration are all eligible for attendance support reimbursement. Eligibility information and a link to the application will be added to the Forum website soon.

If registration fees will be a barrier to attendance, please reach out to Info@NationalAdaptationForum.org. If your organization would like to support attendance, please see our sponsorship page.


Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteering at the National Adaptation Forum provides a unique opportunity to mingle with leading climate change adaptation practitioners, participate in sessions, and learn about all things climate adaptation-related. The Forum will be held from May 14-16, 2024 in Saint Paul, Minnesota at the RiverCentre. Volunteers are instrumental to the success of the Forum.

Volunteer applications will open in early March 2024. Check back here for updates!


Buddy Program

As part of the registration process, attendees can choose to enroll in the National Adaptation Forum Buddy Program. The buddy program will connect anyone hoping to form new connections and network within or across disciplines during the conference. 

The aim of the program is to create a welcoming environment that facilitates conversation, relationship-building, and the sharing of expertise, experiences, and guidance amongst peers. A buddy is intended to be a friendly face, someone to discuss sessions with, and help to alleviate the stress that can come from entering a space where you might not know a lot of people.


National Adaptation Forum Code of Conduct

The National Adaptation Forum is committed to providing a safe, welcoming, and productive experience for everyone, regardless of age, gender, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, physical or cognitive ability, physical appearance, nationality, or religion. 

All Forum participants – including, but not limited to, attendees, speakers, volunteers, exhibitors, Forum staff, media, and service providers – are expected to comply with this Code of Conduct. The goal of the Forum Code of Conduct is not to create a punitive document, but rather to ensure that all are given the opportunity for learning and exchange about adaptation and our experiences. Thank you for helping to make the Forum an inclusive, safe space for all.

As a Forum participant, I will… 

  • Treat all participants with respect and kindness 
  • Foster a sense of safety and belonging 
  • Check my implicit biases – don’t assume things about people based on how they look or their presumed identity
  • Be open to a diversity of views and opinions, including those I may not share 
  • Communicate in an open, curious, constructive, and professional manner 
  • Critique ideas, not individuals 
  • Practice socially locating oneself, especially in group settings. For example, using “I” statements for sharing examples and experiences.  
  • Refrain from demeaning, discriminatory, or harassing behavior and speech, including racist, sexist, and other inappropriate jokes, and comments on others’ bodies/appearance, even if it comes from a complementary intention.
  • Respect the rules and policies of the meeting, meeting venue, and associated hotels

Unacceptable Behavior (adapted from the Ecological Society of America)

All Forum participants are expected to refrain from unacceptable behavior. Examples of unacceptable behavior include, but are not limited to:

  • Physical or verbal abuse of any participant or staff member (including venue staff members)
  • Unwelcome or offensive verbal comments or exclusionary behavior related to age, gender, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, physical or cognitive ability, physical appearance, nationality, languages spoken, or religion
  • Inappropriate physical contact
  • Unwanted sexual attention
  • Use of sexual or discriminatory images in public spaces or in presentations
  • Sustained disruption of talks or other events
  • Bullying behavior
  • Retaliation for reporting unacceptable behavior