Meet us at the ASAP Happy Hour at the National Adaptation Forum!

Join us on Wednesday, October 26 for happy hour, IN PERSON! We're excited to finally connect again while at the National Adaptation Forum. Raise a glass with your fellow ASAP members at this informal networking happy hour. Hors d'oeuvres and two drinks per person will be provided. Tickets are $25. Have a friend that's attending NAF that also wants to join happy hour? All adaptation professionals are welcome to purchase a ticket. 

We will be gathering at Fells Point Tavern from 6-9 PM. See you there! 

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