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 Forecast Conference, featuring a projection of the climate challenges Florida is likely to face ten, twenty and thirty years in the future. The first annual conference in 2021 was a big success — don’t miss the next one!

The CAC's 2023 Annual Climate Conference

It’s time to mark your calendars now for the CAC’s 2023 Annual Climate Conference so you can learn about the exciting economic opportunities that can help solve the problem of climate warming!


  • Event Name: “The Triple Threat from Water and the Emergence of the Climate Economy”
  • Date & Time: Thursday, February 9th, 2023, 8:30 am – 4:00 pm ET
  • Location: Selby Auditorium at the University of South Florida’s Sarasota-Manatee campus.


Selby Auditorium Courtyard and Rotunda

Selby Auditorium (where the conference will be held)

Join internationally acclaimed CAC 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 threat we face and the pathways to action in an engaging inclusive day designed to move our area forward with adaptation and mitigation strategies to protect the Florida way of life.

The conference will include a light breakfast before the morning session, The Triple Threat from Water in a Warming Climate. The three threats are directly related to:

  • rising global temperatures and rising sea levels
  • bigger storm surges on top of rising sea levels
  • rising number of extreme precipitation and flooding events

A catered lunch will be followed by the afternoon session, The Economic Opportunities from the Emerging Climate Economy. Speakers and panelists will provide an understanding of how climate action can drive sound economic and growth objectives.

How To Reserve Your Seat

CAC conferences are always sold out, and widely covered by both national and international press.

Tax deductible memberships to the CAC can be purchased online and guarantee free tickets and preferred seating to this important event as well as other CAC events. 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.

For non-members, ticket sales will begin on December 1, 2022 email updates will be sent to newsletter subscribers. These will be sold on a first come first serve basis, so we recommend becoming a CAC member now to guarantee your seat.

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

Previous Event Sponsors

Climate Adaptation Center events are made possible by the support of our sponsors. The 2021 Florida Climate Forecast Conference was made possible by the generous support of these institutions, companies and organizations:  University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee, Cumberland Advisors, Global Interdependence Center, Sarasota Magazine, Gulf Coast Community Foundation, Triangle Ranch, Tommy’s Express Car Wash, Best Weather Inc., Climate First Bank, Afina International and Atlas Insurance.