Meet the Forum

The National Adaptation Forum is the gathering of the adaptation minded. Since the Forum is created by and for the members of the adaptation community, it provides a platform for practitioners to innovate, network, and focus on climate adaptation issues of the day - established and emerging.

Did you miss the 2019 Forum? Check out the presentations!

What's New

2022 Forum!

Check out the 2022 Logistics page to learn more about the 5th National Adaptation Forum


virtual Forum: Check out recordings from the virtual Monitoring and Evaluation series

virtual Forum

Get the next webinar on your calendar:

Missed the last webinar?

You can catch the replay online.

March 16, 2022
Monitoring and Evaluation Series

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What they're saying about the last National Adaptation Forum

Hope for the Future

"As a climate scientist, attending #NAF2019 was extremely rewarding. The opportunity to connect with professionals using climate data to make decisions on a local level was extremely insightful.

Laura Stevens
North Carolina Institute for Climate Studies


"It is inspiring to see so many impressive people dedicated to climate adaptation in one place. Working in this field can at times feel isolated, so seeing so many folks doing the work, fighting the fight was uplifting and left me recharged and recommitted to my company's mission."

Jen Stevenson

The Path to Doing Adaptation Right

"Done right, climate adaptation is a broad and inclusive challenge, from natural resources, to municipal planning, to environmental justice. The National Adaptation Forum is on the path to doing it right."

Chris Hoving
Michigan DNR

Get Inspired

"My colleagues and I had the opportunity to engage with sustainability professionals, city government officials, climate activists, and local leaders and advocates around the pressing climate challenges facing our communities. I was inspired by the work being done..."

Rodrigo Leal

The Meeting for U.S. Practitioners

"This is THE meeting for adaptation practitioners in the U.S."

Joel Smith
Abt Associates

An Extremely Valuable Experience

"I thought the NAF was an extremely valuable experience. I really appreciated many of the speakers' efforts to not just host typical sessions, but help the participants really engage and move...Looking forward to the next forum!"

Megan Granato 
Maryland Department of Natural Resources

A Feast of Learning

"The 2019 NAF was a feast of learning, insight, and friend-making. The connections I made are of enduring value, and the new possibilities presented were mind-stretching. This was one not to be missed, and I hope NAF 2021 will match and even exceed its achievements!"

Jack Liebster
County of Marin, CA

Unique Amongst the Rest!

"Warm and inviting, this forum is unique amongst the rest!"

Daria Smeh
LoyalTeam Environmental

Make Connections -Old and New

"The National Adaptation Forum is fantastic! It's the best gathering of climate adaptation practitioners. You hear about the latest innovations and make connections with old and new colleagues. If you are in the climate adaptation field, it can't be missed!"

John Bolduc,
City of Cambridge, Community Development Deptartment

A "Must" Meeting

"Climate scientists should seriously consider adding the Forum to their list of "must" meetings...My attendance changed how I view communication of scientific information...NAF is not just a good conference, it is an exceptional meeting that I would urge every one of my colleagues to attend."

Robert Bindschadler
NASA Emeritus Scientist and AGU Fellow

Bridging the Gap!

The National Adaptation Forum helps to bridge the gap between climate adaptation science and practice, providing an opportunity for researchers and practitioners to have face-to-face dialogue in an atmosphere that fosters collaboration and innovative solutions to the challenges posed by climate

Amanda Farris
Climate Outreach Specialist, Carolinas Integrated Sciences & Assessments
A Unique Learning Opportunity

The National Adaptation Forum is a unique opportunity for people from a whole range of sectors to learn from each other about the challenges they are facing and how they are meeting them. There is no other forum that brings together so many perspectives in this way.

Aimee Delach
Senior Policy Analyst, Climate Adaptation, Defenders of Wildlife
Broadens your understanding

Attending the Forum is really a fantastic opportunity to broaden your understanding about the full range of climate adaptation topics.

Paul Moss
Minnesota Pollution Control Agency
The Forum was wonderful

The Forum was wonderful and will help advance our collective work on adaptation in Burlington specifically and the country more generally.

Jennifer Green
Sustainability Coordinator, Community and Economic Development Office, City of Burlington
Thank you!

Thank you for your leadership and vision for the adaptation field and for the conference!

Nile Malloy
Community Resilience and Equity Strategist 
Extremely thought-provoking!

I wanted to convey how impressed I was with the National Adaptation Forum – it was extremely thought-provoking and I learned a lot.

Celia Vanderloop
Director, Environmental Quality Division
Department of Environmental Health, City and County of Denver

One of the best!

"Amazing people, great presentations, deep discussions about what it takes to enhance resilience and hope for the future. Those are just four of the many reasons that I love the National Adaptation Forum and wouldn't dream of missing the 2021 Conference."


Sascha Petersen
Adaptation International

Fabulous opportunity!

The National Adaptation Forum was a smart conference—it provided a fabulous opportunity to learn about and to share information on the art, the science and the practice of climate adaptation. Maybe more importantly, it was a vibrant conference.

Liz Bell
Wilburforce Foundation

Much bigger than we anticipated!

I continue to marvel at what EcoAdapt has done with the National Adaptation Forum. This was a big event, much bigger than we anticipated. The representation of so many sectors, and the participation of so many local, community groups and municipalities, was great to see.

John Nordgren
Principal at Foresight Consulting and Director at The Climate Resilience Fund

Amazing conference!

Thank you for an amazing conference!!! I'm already planning out my presentation for next year!

Davey Ives
Clean Air-Cool Planet Climate Adaptation Fellow Bridgeport, CT.

Terrific work!

This was a fabulous conference. Such terrific work from everyone. I'm so happy to have been a part of it.

Robert Verchick
Gauthier St. Martin Chair in Environmental Law, Loyola University New Orleans

Wonderful event!

I just wanted to thank you for a wonderful event! The National Adaptation Forum was an amazing success, practical and useful, with really high quality presentations.

Kari Hansen 
Instructional Design, Education and Research Consultant

Extremely valuable!

The forum was extremely valuable, thought provoking, and exciting! There is so much work to be done and listening to experts and practitioners discuss the many issues facing us all and how we can best address those issues was so important.

Alex Porteshawver
Consulting Climate Action Plan Coordinator, City of Benicia, CA