Registration Opens Now for Northeast Climate Change Preparedness Conference

Registration is now open for the LOCAL SOLUTIONS: Northeast Climate Change Preparedness Conference, hosted by Antioch University New England and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Regions 1 & 2 on May 19-21, 2014, in Manchester, New Hampshire.

Save 20 percent on registration, with limited early-bird pricing available until March 1.

Hands-on Agenda for Decision Makers

The conference is designed for local planners and decision makers from throughout the region, from the northern Chesapeake Bay to Canada’s Eastern Maritime provinces. You’ll learn how to build health and resiliency into community plans, and how to prepare for severe weather and the impacts of climate change.

Read about the workshops, sessions, and the conference’s four tracks:

  • Planning and Process
  • Natural Environment
  • Built Environment
  • Community Engagement and Communication

See the full agenda for the conference. There are more than twenty sessions with representatives of more than thirty national, state, and community agencies, organizations, and businesses. The pragmatic, interactive programs will assist you to:

  • Conduct vulnerability assessments
  • Protect natural and societal mechanisms that maintain resilience
  • Frame and create plans that allow a community to adapt
  • Build community support to implement adaptive responses
  • Effectively use the government in responding to climate change
  • Network with schools, community planners and leaders working toward solving similar problems

Travel Grants Available
We’re partnering with several organizations to help defray your costs to attend the conference.  To meet the deadline, you must apply by February 26Available funds cover travel expenses and registration fees, and other support options are being solicited. Stay tuned to our Travel Grants website.

Sponsorships are Still Available!
Join your peers and other climate leaders involved with this seminal Northeast event, including the Institute for Sustainable Communities, Simbex LLC, American Society of Adaptation Professionals, and Climate Solutions New England. A wide variety of opportunities for both sponsorships and exhibitor booths are still available.

Call for Posters
The Call for Poster Presentations seeks student submissions of applied research related to topics, from all disciplines and methodologies,  in any of the conference track or session themes for Days 1 and 2 (May 19 and 20). Undergraduate and graduate students from U.S. and Canadian institutions are eligible. Presentation abstracts are due on February 27. Posters will be judged; $250 will be awarded to the best candidate. See the criteria here.

For more information, contact Christa Daniels, AICP, [email protected]

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