Hundreds of Leaders Joined us Summer 2023 for California’s Premier Adaptation Gathering

The 2023 California Adaptation Forum took place on Tongva and Kizh (Gabrielino) homelands, who are the original communities of this land. We acknowledge the Los Angeles region remains home to the Tataviam (Fernandeño) Yuhaaviatam/Maarenga’yam (Serrano), Chumash, Acjachemen (Juaneño) Ìvilyu’atem (Cahuilla), Payómkawichum (Luiseño), and innumerable other Indigenous communities.

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2023 Forum Highlights & Recap

From across the state and nation, 691 leaders and practitioners gathered to learn, share, and network with one another, engaging in a wide array of activities that addressed California’s pressing climate adaptation issues and needs. The program, delivered by over 280 speakers, included 4 plenaries, 22 workshops, 63 sessions, 5 tours, 10 networking events, and shared climate poetry. To increase participant diversity and enable representatives from under-resourced communities and organizations to participate, Forum organizers and partners provided over 60 scholarships. Many participants shared positive feedback regarding the Forum with 86% of post-forum survey respondents rating their overall experience as “Good” or “Excellent.” Participants shared that the Forum was “indispensable for state and local leaders” and that it’s “an unparalleled opportunity to learn, network, and collaborate with fellow climate change professionals from across the state.” Thank you to all who attended and contributed to the success of CAF!

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