The Local Government Commission and the State of California organized the first California Adaptation Forum in the state capital, held on August 19 – 20, 2014. This two-day forum built off last year’s successful National Adaptation Forum in Colorado. The attendance of many California leaders there underscored the need for a California-focused event, which will be held every other year to complement the biennial national forum.
Session Audio Recordings
Audio recordings of the sessions are available for purchase at Hungry Mind Recordings http://www.
A Diversity of Attendees
The Forum engaged a diverse mix of more than 600 California policymakers, practitioners and leaders. The audience included elected officials, public and private-sector leaders, nonprofits and researchers addressing public health, energy, water, emergency management, agriculture, biodiversity conservation and coastal management issues associated with climate change and adaptation.
Why You Should Attend
The California Adaptation Forum can help you be more effective in your work: What challenges are your neighborhood, community, city or region currently facing? With sessions in seven different tracks, you will be able to discover and attend numerous sessions that will help you address your community’s most pressing challenges – no matter your discipline or background.
The California Adaptation Forum provided valuable opportunities for face-to-face networking: In addition to the cutting-edge tools and resources, best practices, current research and ideas examined in the breakout sessions, the opportunities to network were invaluable. Attendees shared ideas and solutions with adaptation leaders and colleagues from around the state in a dynamic and inspirational learning environment.
The California Adaptation Forum brought together attendees of multiple disciplines, helping to eliminate single-sector thinking: The Forum offered a diversity of participants who crossed sector lines to share experiences, insights, inspiration, valuable implementation tools and strategies. Attendees also explored how partnerships can provide the political will, technical expertise and the most effective action plans necessary to overcome inertia and change business-as-usual.