We can’t wait to have you join us. 

The 2023 California Adaptation Forum will be held in-person, Monday, July 31st  through Wednesday, August 2nd, at the Sheraton Fairplex Hotel and Conference Center in Pomona, California.

Lodging at the Sheraton Fairplex Hotel & Conference Center has been fully booked. Reduced room rates are available for CAF Participants at the Hilton Garden Inn Pomona through July 14th!


The biennial California Adaptation Forum (CAF) aims to gather California’s adaptation community to foster knowledge exchange, innovation, and mutual support to accelerate adaptation efforts and create equitable and resilient communities throughout the state. CAF’s diverse audience includes local, regional, state, and federal agencies, community-based organizations and nonprofits, Tribal Nations and Native-led organizations, academic institutions and researchers, technical experts, private sector leaders, students, and other leaders working in and across a broad range of climate issue areas. 

By attending the Forum, you will have the opportunity to hear directly from community leaders, decision-makers, and technical experts on emerging trends and recent developments facing the adaptation field while learning about tangible approaches and strategies to put new knowledge to use. In addition to the cutting-edge projects, research, strategies, tools, and resources showcased and discussed in the sessions, the opportunities to network are invaluable — so much so that for some attendees, this is the primary reason they attend the Forum. Participants will leave feeling inspired and equipped to take their work to the next level, leveraging new connections and information gained to help safeguard the state of California.


Forum registration includes access to the full CAF program, summarized below. The draft program has officially been published; updates will continue to be posted until the final program is released in late-June/early-July. 
  • Monday, July 31st: 22 workshops and network meetings, 4 tours, and evening networking activities. Please note that meals will not be provided on Monday. No other sessions or events are occurring on Monday.
  • Tuesday, August 1st: 2 plenary sessions, 36 breakout sessions across 9 program tracks, breakfast, lunch, and the Networking Reception. Additional networking activities organized by participants may also be featured on Tuesday.
  • Wednesday, August 2nd: 2 plenary sessions, 27 breakout sessions across 9 program tracks, breakfast, lunch, and an interactive closing exercise. Additional networking activities organized by participants may also be featured on Wednesday.
We are excited to offer complimentary registration to support tribal community partners and Indigenous leaders representing both federally recognized and non-recognized Tribes or Native-led organizations in attending the forum. Please reach out to Julia Kim at jkim@civicwell.org to receive your registration code. Our scholarship program has closed as of June 30th.
Sponsors, speakers, scholarship recipients, volunteers, and advisory committee members should have received unique codes for complimentary or discounted registration via email. Please select your appropriate ticket type and enter your code to access your discount, which will be shown when checking out. Please note that only one discount code can be applied below.