6th Annual Northwest Climate Conference
November 3-5, 2015

JOIN US IN COEUR D'ALENE, IDAHO this November 3-5 for the 6th Annual Northwest Climate Conference. With reasonable registration prices and an abundance of hotel rooms available at government per diem rates, this conference provides an affordable professional opportunity for all participants.    

Public Plenary
(included in conference registration)

Nov 3:   Tues 7:00 pm
Speaker: Bill Geer

Respected biologist and local conservationist, Bill Geer, will address the impact of climate change on fish and wildlife and will discuss the implications for hunting and angling communities.

This event will serve as the opening of the conference, will be free and open to the public, and will be followed by an opening welcome reception. We hope you can join us for this opening session that aims to be interesting, engaging, and accessible to scientists, managers and the public alike.

Conference Program

The NW Climate Conference includes invited speakers, plenary sessions of broad interest, and targeted concurrent sessions.

Tools Cafe
(included in conference registration)

Tools Cafe

Nov 4:   Wed 5:15 pm   Co-located with poster session

The Tools Cafe features a series of interactive sessions of climate information tools that can help facilitate acquisition of climate data and decision making, foster climate adaptation planning and experience climate change in virtual environments.

The Tools Cafe is co-located with the poster session and allows conference participants to casually learn how to use these resources directly from the creators of the products.

Adaptation Speed Dating
Connecting Climate Scientists and Practitioners to Promote Collaboration and Information Sharing

Nov 4:  Wed 12:15 pm (lunch)

​Do you wish you knew more scientists who could help with your information needs? Do you wish you knew more practitioners who could put your science to work? Adaptation Speed Dating can help! If you're interested in participating in this lunchtime session, please register here.

This lunchtime session provides a lively opportunity to meet other scientists and practitioners doing climate-relevant work, paving the way for future interaction and collaboration. Working in groups, participants will have three minutes to introduce themselves and their work using a common set of prompts (i.e., name, affiliation, and research/management objective); hear from other participants in their sector (e.g., built environment, agriculture, species and ecosystems); and engage in brief discussion before repeating the exercise with a new set of partners. These brief interactions can help plant the seeds of future working relationships, build your professional network, and strengthen your community of practice. Adaptation Speed Dating is also a great way to break the ice with other meeting attendees, making for a more engaging and productive conference!

The annual NW Climate Conference is the region's premier opportunity for a cross-disciplinary exchange of knowledge and ideas relating to climate impacts and adaptation. The conference brings together up to 400 researchers, resource managers and policy makers from academia, public agencies, sovereign tribal nations, non-governmental organizations, and the private sector, to share the latest climate science, challenges to infrastructure, industry, environment and communities, and adaptive solutions.

Twitter: #nwclimate2015
See information about past conferences here: 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010.

Background image provided by the U.S. Forest Service Northern Region [source].