Local Solutions 2018 takes place in Manchester, New Hampshire from April 30th through May 2nd. The conference is hosted by Antioch University New England and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).
At this year’s conference, attendees will engage in a series of workshops and sessions on how to respond to the impacts of a changing climate and how to build resilience within the community. The four tracks include:
- The Built Environment
- Public Health
- Community Engagement, Leadership, and Communication
- Planning and Process
The scheduled workshops and keynote speakers will draw in audiences relevant to your services and mission. To name a few;
- Community Energy: Planning & Financing Resilient Energy Systems
- Business Continuity with Bob Perciasepe, President of Center for Climate & Energy Solutions
- Incorporating Climate Adaptation & Resilience in Day-to-Day Planning
- Creating and Tapping Existing Networks
Other topics include: vulnerability assessment, resilient buildings, community energy, stakeholder engagement, day-to-day planning, sea level rise, urban heat, vector borne disease, mental health, air quality, financial and legal solutions. Check out our conference agenda for workshop descriptions!
Previous conferences have attracted 300 to 500 small government planners, emergency managers, elected and appointed decision-makers, and others striving to create healthy, resilient communities. We expect similar attendance at Local Solutions 2018. The conference steering committee includes professionals from the entire Eastern Seaboard. The current registration list includes people from as far as Minnesota and Florida. Please pass this conference information along if you know of organizations in your network that would be interested!