Climate Adaptation Center events focus on Florida's climate challenges

Our events provide unique opportunities to bridge the gap between the latest scientific research and public sector understanding of Florida’s changing climate. Building on the success of the 2019 Climate Summit, the CAC will host a variety of in-person and virtual events going forward.

The cornerstone of our events program is the annual Florida Climate Conference, featuring a projection of the climate challenges Florida is likely to face in the future. These conferences are very popular — don’t miss the next one!

Upcoming Events

The 2023 Florida Climate Conference

The CAC’s 2023 Climate Conference focuses on “The Triple Threat from Water and the Emergence of the Climate Economy.” The conference focuses on topics especially relevant to living in Florida: the threats posed by climbing temperatures, extreme weather events, and rising sea levels; and how climate action can drive new economic opportunities and stimulate growth.

It’s time to mark your calendars!

The conference is scheduled for February 9th, 2023, in the Selby Auditorium of the  University of South Florida’s Sarasota-Manatee campus.

Join CAC staff, internationally acclaimed scientists, the academic community, business leaders and local government officials for their presentations and lively discussions with our audience. Conference attendees will learn about the threats we face and the pathways to action in an engaging and inclusive day designed to move our area forward with adaptation and mitigation strategies to protect the Florida way of life.

How To Reserve Your Seat

CAC conferences are always sold out, and widely covered by both national and international press. Act now to reserve your place at this exciting event.

To ensure you will have tickets: become a member of the CAC now (if you’re not one already) and help champion the efforts to lead our region in overcoming problems by taking advantage of the opportunities presented by this global challenge. Tax deductible memberships to the CAC can be purchased online and guarantee free tickets and preferred seating for all CAC events. CAC members are automatically subscribed to the CAC newsletter.

For non-members, ticket sales begin on December 1, 2022. Tickets will be sold on a first come, first served basis, so we recommend becoming a CAC member now to guarantee your seat.

In the lead-up to the conference, email updates will be sent to CAC members and newsletter subscribers.

Please set aside the date to attend this important event. We are looking forward to your valued participation in what promises to be an informative, educational and successful conference!

Follow the conference link below for more information and to purchase your ticket(s).

Online Livestream

The CAC is pleased to announce that we are able to offer real-time online access to the conference for those unable to attend in person. Livestream access will be provided by conference host and sponsor University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee.


Event Sponsors

The 2023 CAC Florida Climate Conference is made possible by the generous support of this year’s sponsors, starting with our title sponsors, The Charles and Margery Barancik Foundation, and Tommy’s Express Car Wash.  Our sponsor community also welcomes the University of South Florida Sarasota-ManateeCumberland AdvisorsSarasota Magazine, the Gulf Coast Community Foundation,  Best Weather Inc., Elizabeth Moore, WUSF Public Media, and Climate First Bank.