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Join ASAP Members & Leaders

ASAP Member-Led Groups are the heart of our member network. Join a Member-Led Group today to network, learn from colleagues, get support, and share opportunities. Use your group's virtual space to connect with members anytime, anywhere. Learn more about the 2020 Member Interest Group Formation Process.

ASAP in Your Region

With more adaptation professionals than ever working in the field, members want opportunities to convene in person where they live and work. ASAP is partnering with the 2020 Regional Adaptation Fora (RAFs) to bring ASAP members together to celebrate leadership, build capacity, and network in seven regions. Learn more here.

ASAP Hubs

At ASAP, we know nothing can replace shaking a colleague's hand and sitting down over coffee or beer to hash out your latest adaptation challenge. That's where ASAP Hubs come in. These place-based groups host ad hoc happy hours, side events at local conferences, and more. Find your hub and join today!

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Capital Region Hub

ASAP'S Capital Region (D.C.) Hub provides a venue for ASAP members and the adaptation curious to share drinks and resources, meet new friends and reconnect with colleagues. To learn more contact ASAP members Jessica Grannis or Katie Miller.

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Metro Boston Hub

ASAP's Metro Boston Hub provides a venue for ASAP members and the adaptation curious to share drinks and resources, meet new friends and reconnect with colleagues. To learn more contact ASAP members Julie Curti or Angela Wong.

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San Francisco Bay Area Hub

ASAP's San Francisco Bay Area Hub provides a venue for ASAP members and the adaptation curious to share drinks and resources, meet new friends and reconnect with colleagues. To learn more contact ASAP members Kendall Starkman or Hannah Doress.

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New England Climate Adaptation Network

This group supports and connects climate professionals throughout the New England region, as well as service and information providers from outside of the region that serve New England communities, to share opportunities, resources, news, and events. The network seeks to foster relationships among climate practitioners that span sectors, scales, and geographies. To learn more contact ASAP members Rachel Jacobson or Melissa Ocana.

2020 Member-Led Interest Groups

ASAP Interest Groups are member led, virtual groups that are convened for the purpose of connecting ASAP members interested in discussing and advancing adaptation topics and seeking support from one another. They are organized along areas of members' interests and expertise. View our 2019 Member Led Interest Groups here.

Network of Networks: Coordinators & Leaders of Adaptation Groups

We envision creating a "network of networks" - a community for those who coordinate and lead existing groups - to promote knowledge exchange and sharing of adaptation network-related lessons learned, professional development, and collaboration. This group is a space for network leaders to share ideas and benefit from a supportive community of peers. To learn more, contact ASAP member Melissa Ocana.

Climate Migration & Managed Retreat

This group will serve as a discussion and networking space for ASAP members interested in topics related to climate migration and managed retreat, from the smaller scale to the larger, long-term national and international-level migration trends in light of climate projections and their broadly understood implications and impacts - environmental, socioeconomic, human well-being, equity, financial, and political, among others. To learn more, contact ASAP member Patrick Marchman.

Policy Practice

This group will build on previous ASAP Network accomplishments in the policy arena, including: a transition memo on adaptation for the incoming Trump Administration; a white paper on enabling policies for climate adaptation finance; and recommendations to the U.S. House of Representatives Select Committee on the
Climate Crisis. Understanding and shaping adaptation policy will strengthen the context in which ASAP members operate and advance professionally at all scales.

Good Grief Network: Personal Resilience

The Good Grief Network: Personal Resilience group will build on the success of ASAP’s 2019 Personal Resilience Group, using the Good Grief Network (GNN) 10-step Program to support members in strengthening their personal resilience in this challenging field. After participating in ASAP’s virtual version of the GNN process, members will be equipped with the tools, experience, and motivation they need to successfully facilitate the program in their own communities.

Social Cohesion and Climate Resilience

The Social Cohesion and Climate Resilience group is new to the ASAP network in 2020. The group seeks to build understanding of the relationship between social cohesion and adaptive capacity in North American
communities. While the group intends to begin with a national survey of the topic in existing academic and grey literature, there is ample opportunity to extend into measuring and strengthening best practices at the community level.