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2024 CAC Hurricane Forecast Event



This year, the Climate Adaptation Center will release our 2024 Hurricane Season Forecast at a new event – Hurricane Day! The 2024 Hurricane Day event is scheduled for Thursday, April 4th, in the Selby Auditorium of the University of South Florida, Sarasota-Manatee campus. The event will run from 8:30 am until 12:30 pm.

2024 Hurricane Season Forecast Poster

Hurricane Day features CAC CEO Bob Bunting and world-class hurricane experts who will present our 2024 Hurricane Season Forecast. Insurance and infrastructure experts will join in to discuss how we can adapt to the increasing storm impacts expected in the future by preparing for them in advance and shifting from reaction to prevention.

Check back for more information in the coming weeks.

Visit our Upcoming Events page to order tickets to attend the 2024 Hurricane Season Forecast live event. This event will be interactive, informative, interesting and actionable. It’s sure to sell out, so don’t delay. And mark your calendars!

Climate Adaptation Center events are made possible by the generous support of our sponsors, led by the 2024 Season Sponsor, Tommy’s Express Car Wash. If you or your organization would like to join in sponsoring this event, please contact us.

Tommys Express Car Wash

Hurricane Day is also sponsored by the University of South Florida Sarasota-ManateeSarasota Magazine, Hunters Point by Pearl Homes, Tidal Basin, and WUSF Public Media

Hurricane Day Sponsors


Agenda – 2024 Hurricane Season Forecast Day

2024 Hurricane Season Annual Forecast Day – Thursday, April 4, 2024, USF-SM – Selby Auditorium, Sarasota, Florida

8:00 am – Check in

8:25 am – Welcoming Remarks – Dr. Karen Holbrook, Regional Chancellor USF-SM

8:30 am – Welcoming Remarks and Introductions – Bob Bunting, CEO CAC

8:35 am – Elizabeth Moore, Moderator (Elizabeth will introduce speakers and elicit questions)

8:35 am – Southwest Florida and the EYE’s have it: Lessons from Irma, Ida & Idalia – 

                   Ric Kearbey, Senior Scientist CAC

9:05 am – Q&A with audience

9:15 am – Big Storms in the Eastern Pacific last year and what they could mean for Florida.

                   Bob Bunting, CEO CAC

9:45 am – Q&A with audience

9:55 am – Innovations in Insurance driven by a warming climate – Dr. Guillermo Franco

                   Managing Director, Global Head of Catastrophe Risk Research, Guy Carpenter 

10:25 am – Q&A with audience


10:35 am – BREAK


11:00 am – Infrastructure Transitions: Lowering increasing risks though investments – 

                     Tom Lewis PE JD, President & COO, Tidal Basin Inc., CAC Director       

11:30 am – Q&A with audience

11:40 am – The 2024 Hurricane Season Forecast and the reasons for it – Bob Bunting, CEO CAC

12:10 pm – Q&A with audience

12:20 pm – Summary and Concluding Remarks – Bob Bunting and Dr. Karen Holbrook.

12:30 pm – Adjourn


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