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National Adaptation Forum (Every other year)
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, the meeting focuses on issues of the day - established and emerging.


National Tribal Forum on Air Quality (Annual, Climate Change Tract)
The National Tribal Forum on Air Quality (NTFAQ) provides an opportunity to meet, exchange ideas, and discuss current topics relevant to tribes in air quality and climate change.

National Tribal and Indigenous Climate Conference (every other year))
The National Tribal and Indigenous Climate Conference (NTICC) is open to all US Tribal Nations and Indigenous Peoples from across the world, with an emphasis on Elders and Youth. NTICC convenes experts on climate change and includes a balance of Traditional Indigenous Knowledges and Western science. Topic areas include tribal climate impacts, assessments, mitigation, implementation, and solutions.

Rising Voices (Annual)
The Rising Voices: Climate Resilience through Indigenous and Earth Sciences program facilitates cross-cultural approaches for adaptation solutions to extreme weather and climate events, climate variability and climate change. The program brings social and physical scientists and engineers together with Native American community members to assess critical community needs and to pursue joint research aimed at developing optimal plans for community action towards sustainability.

Tribal Lands and Environment Forum (Annual)
The Institute for Tribal Environmental Professionals, National TWRAP Steering Committee, USEPA’s Office of Land and Emergency Management (OLEM), and Office of Water (OW) host annually, the Tribal Lands and Environment Forum.



Alaska Forum on the Environment (Annual, Climate Change Sessions)
The Alaska Forum on the Environment (AFE) is a statewide gathering of environmental professionals from government agencies, non-profit and for-profit businesses, community leaders, Alaskan youth, conservationists, biologists, and community elders. Recent forums have included topics related to climate change.




Great Lakes Adaptation Forum
The Great Lakes Adaptation Forum will bring together practitioners and scholars from across the Great Lakes region of Canada and the United States for 3 days of sharing climate adaptation and resilience solutions and products in an engaged learning program. Exciting, high energy sessions will include speakers, working groups, panel discussions, and many opportunities for interaction and collaboration.


Shifting Seasons Summits (Periodic)
Shifting Seasons Summit is designed to bring together tribal decision makers / federal agencies indigenous practitioners land resource managers & climate change scientists in order to share knowledge and resources that will benefit both tribal and non-tribal entities for climate change adaptation specifically in the Northeast Region.



Pacific Risk Management 'Ohana (PRiMO) (Annual)
The Pacific Risk Management ‘Ohana (PRiMO) conference is the premier venue for community leaders interested in protecting Pacific Island communities from natural hazards. Each year, hundreds of participants gather to make connections, learn from each other, discuss ongoing initiatives, and design action plans.


https:// coast.noaa. gov/primo/ conference/

Pacific Northwest

Coast Salish Gatherings (Periodic)
The Gathering’s purpose will be to discuss and develop a shared position report on the health of the Salish Sea ecosystem and the environmental impacts upon the human health and aboriginal and treaty rights to harvest natural resources.


Northwest Climate Conference (Annual)
The Northwest Climate Conference annually brings together more than 300 researchers and practitioners from around the region to discuss scientific results, challenges, and solutions related to the impacts of climate on people, natural resources, and infrastructure in the Pacific Northwest.


Tribes & First Nations Climate Change Summit (Periodic)
The 2019 Summit will convene Tribes and First Nations to advance tribal climate change policy and action by discussing current issues related to these Summit themes: Traditional Knowledges, Tribal Climate Resiliency, and Advancing Policy.



Carolinas Resilience Summit
The Carolinas Climate Resilience Conference seeks to assist by providing a platform to share experience and knowledge of opportunities, tools, resources, local initiatives, and expertise. Although research findings will be shared, this conference is intended to foster real-world solutions to climate adaptation in the Carolinas.


United South and Eastern Tribes, Inc. (Periodic)
The USET Climate Resilience Summit will bring together tribal experts and partners to share knowledge and best practices in building climate change resilience within our South and Eastern Tribal Nations.



California Adaptation Forum (Every other year)
The biennial California Adaptation Forum gathers the adaptation community to foster knowledge exchange, innovation, and mutual support to create resilient communities throughout the state. The Forum offers a series of engaging plenaries, sessions, networking opportunities, workshops, and tours to support our transition from adaptation awareness and planning to action.


Native Waters on Arid Lands Tribal Summit (Annual)
Native Waters on Arid Lands hosts an annual Tribal Summit, in which researchers, extension experts and members of tribal communities meet to share information related to climate change, climate adaptation, agriculture, water resources, and other topics. NWAL also hosts occasional workshops related to climate and agriculture on tribal lands.

Southwest Adaptation Forum (Every other year, Tribal Tract)
The goal of SWAF is to gather climate adaptation and assessment practitioners in the Southwest to share stories, obstacles, and best practices from their work and, together, build a network of partners dedicated to finding integrated, community-based adaptation solutions. Intended outcomes include (1) strengthening existing and building new relationships among partners in the region, (2) identifying gaps in our existing networks, and (3) generating synergy and momentum for future engagement among partners and stakeholder groups.

Southwest Tribal Climate Change Summit (Periodic)
The Southwest Tribal Climate Change Summit aims to provide environmental professionals from regional tribes, and other organizations an opportunity to meet and discuss strategies to respond to current policies, regulatory initiatives, and technical topics in responding to climate change impacts.