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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 2019 Member Interest Group Formation Process.


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!

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.

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.

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.

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.

2019 Member-Led Interest Groups

All adaptation is local, but ASAP Member-Led Interest Groups allow you to connect with colleagues both near and far to share experiences, work through challenges, identify collaborators, and share opportunities. Most groups meet for a monthly conference call and use the group’s virtual to make announcements, share resources and news, and continue conversations from recent calls. 

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.

Community Adaptation Planning & Design
The group’s purpose is to connect adaptation with design and planning through three primary avenues: first, to provide a knowledge-sharing platform for design and allied professionals to learn from and advance community-based design and adaptation efforts; second, to expand influence and integration of resiliency and sustainability thinking and best practices in design projects and the built environment more generally; and third, to explore how resilient design practice is best able to support issues of social strength, economic growth, and equity in our communities. To learn more, contact ASAP member Justine Shapiro-Kline.

Think Big: Overcoming Institutional Barriers in Climate Adaptation Planning
The purpose of this group is to convene individuals who share an interest in Institutional Aspects of Climate Change Adaptation Planning to actively exchange practical knowledge and experience as well as to generate new knowledge together. The main objectives are to trigger collective learning and form a community of peers and practitioners that generates practical knowledge, skills, strategies, tools and experiences which can help and guide climate adaptation professionals. To learn more, contact ASAP member Sebastian Malter.

Personal Resilience Interest Group
This 1-year cohort will explore the research around personal resilience, discover various traits that resilient individuals can obtain to thrive under various stressful conditions, and participate in exercises to enhance our own resilience. Whether you’re going through a tough time now, are helping individuals in communities get through recent traumas, or you want to be prepared for the next major life event down the road, come join our journey to explore personal resilience and how we can thrive together through this adventure we call life! To learn more, contact ASAP member Emily Wasley.

March 5, 2019 Webinar:

Increasing your Access to Climate Adaptation Information


ASAP Fall Member Meeting

Thank you for joining us along with ASAP Board Members Joyce Coffee and Jennifer Jurado for our online membership information session that took place December 14, 2018! Slides from the webinar are available here: FALL 2018 ASAP Member Webinar

Stay tuned for more details about the ASAP Member Meeting at the 2019 National Adaptation Forum!