The Local Government Commission and the State of California invite you to Sacramento this summer for the California Adaptation Forum
, the first ever statewide conference event specifically focused on climate change adaptation. The Forum is August 19th and 20th at the Sheraton Grand Hotel and online registration
is now open.
This unique Forum includes four keynote speakers
and 40 plenaries and breakout sessions discussing critical adaptation issues. Sessions represent the most important and relevant climate resilience topics. They were selected from 150 high-quality, proposed sessions submitted in tracks oriented to planning, governance, implementation strategies, monitoring and evaluation, innovation and technology, communication and stakeholder engagement, and economics of adaptation. Speakers are state and national leaders in climate adaptation.
We expect the Forum to attract a diverse mix of over 600 attendees, including elected officials, public and private sector leaders, nonprofits, practitioners, state and local agency staff, and researchers.
- May 15 Registration Opens
- July 18 Early-Bird Registration Ends
- August 14 Regular Registration Ends
- August 19/20 California Adaptation Forum
Visit the conference website
for more information on the program, tours, special events, featured speakers, travel, and hotel reservations
is proud to be a Forum sponsor and promotional partner. Ascent Principal, Curtis E. Alling, AICP, will speak on a panel with Jennifer DeLeon, State Lands Commission; Hilary Papendick, California Coastal Commission; Lindy Lowe, San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission; and Cody Hooven, Port of San Diego, focusing on how to address changing jurisdictions and coastal zone governance in light of rising seas. This is a critically important topic that has not yet received much public discourse.
If you have questions, please contact the Local Government Commission
. We hope to see you at the Forum!