ASAP Network Meeting

October 27-28

Connect. Celebrate. Recharge

ASAP Virtual Network Meeting October 27-28, 2020

ASAP is more than a professional society. It’s an ever-evolving social impact network where connections between members are adding up to something bigger. Join us in October to connect with fellow ASAP members, celebrate the incredible accomplishments of our network, and recharge to address climate challenges with renewed hope and resolve. Don’t miss this chance to discover the breadth and depth of the ASAP network, deepen your understanding of how and why to engage year-round, and strengthen your commitment to your peers and the work we’re doing together to build the field of climate change adaptation. We can’t wait to see you there!

We know the COVID-19 pandemic means your schedule is unpredictable. That’s why you’ll be able to build a personalized Network Meeting agenda tailored to your interests and availability. ASAP is committed to creating an accessible and inclusive experience for members, please reach out to Breana Nehls to discuss accommodations.
Activities include:

  • Interactive, workshop-style anchoring sessions focused on integrating Justice, Inclusion, Equity, and Diversity into our work and envisioning an ambitious future for the adaptation field.
  • Dedicated time for networking one on one and in small groups.
  • Q&A with ASAP member leaders, staff, and board members.
  • Opportunities to socialize, engage in professional development, and build personal resilience through movement, arts, discussion, and reflection.

Submit a Session!

We are seeking members to lead opportunities to socialize, engage in professional development, and build personal resilience through movement, arts, discussion, and reflection. Submissions are due September 23.

Tuesday October 27

Do you know you need to integrate justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion into your work but you don’t know how? Have you been fighting for justice, inclusion, equity, and diversity for a long time and are seeking allies for this work? Do you want to understand what justice, inclusion, equity, and diversity mean to ASAP? No matter where you are on your journey, this space is for you to learn, grow, process, and build trust with fellow ASAP members as we commit to leveraging our network and resources to promote justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion in the climate adaptation field and beyond.

  • 12:00 ET/9:00 PT Welcome and ASAP JEDI Statement Launch
  • 12:30 ET/9:30 PT Panel discussion and Q&A led by ASAP Board Member Jacqui Patterson (invited)
  • 1:30 ET/10:30 PT Break followed by Virtual Networking Lunch/Brunch
  • 3:00 ET/12:00 PT JEDI breakout sessions 

4:30 ET/1:30 PT Break

  • Member Groups
  • Professional Guidance Resources 
  • Governance 
  • Finance and Operations

Sessions TBA

Wednesday October 28

Sessions TBA

  • Member Groups
  • Professional Guidance Resources 
  • Governance 
  • Finance and Operations

As adaptation professionals we understand the necessity of confronting future conditions, known and unknown. We know the importance of planning at multiple timescales. And we know the value of thinking outside the box to maximize our chances of thriving in a changed world. In these anchoring sessions we will celebrate and take stock of where we are as a field, cultivate a vision for our shared climate future, and brainstorm what needs to happen in order to get there. 

  • 12:00 ET/9:00 PT Regional Adaptation Leadership Award Ceremony (open to the public)
  • 12:45 ET/9:45 PT Panel conversation on the ASAP Strategic Plan 
  • 1:45 ET/10:45 PT Virtual Networking Lunch/Brunch
  • 3:00 ET/12:00 PT Breakout Session: Adaptation Moonshot Ideas 
  • 4:00 ET/1:00 PT Break
  • 4:15 ET/1:15 PT 2021 Member Led Interest Group Proposal Highlights
  • 4:45 ET/1:45 PT Closing Remarks

Questions? Email ASAP Program Coordinator Breana Nehls for further details or to discuss accommodations.

Thank you to our Network Meeting Planning Committee Members!

  • Vidya Balasubramanyam
  • John Bolduc
  • Joyce Coffee
  • Ann Erhardt
  • Patrick Marchman
  • Jeffrey Meek
  • David Merino
  • Dave Nelson
  • Kyle Sullivan
  • Lily Swanbrow Becker