Upcoming Events

VoLo Foundation’s annual Florida Climate Week™ (FCW) will be a virtual, free-to-access event happening October 3 -7, 2022.

Presentations will address the impacts of climate change on the state of Florida, with a heavy emphasis on solutions in place to help mitigate carbon emissions and create more resilient communities, while communicating the urgency of the crisis.

We strive to bring this valuable information to our attendees at no cost and at a high level of convenience. All FCW sessions will be available after their airtime to revisit on the Whova platform and on VoLo Foundation’s YouTube page in perpetuity.

Are you working on Climate Change related issues? Do you know the latest tools to assess how resilient your community is? Would like to learn how communities around the Gulf of Mexico are doing about climate change?

Anyone working in the field of climate and resilience such as practitioners, local gov’t officials, business/industry leaders, non-profit organizations, outreach and engagement specialists, state coastal zone office leaders, county emergency managers, floodplain administrators, federal gov’t liaisons/coordinators, or other local decision-makers that would like to discuss climate-related issues and share best practices are welcome and encouraged to attend.

Information on the Gulf of Mexico Climate and Resilience Community of Practice and the annual meeting can be found here.

The Florida Shore & Beach Preservation Association (FSBPA) and Resiliency Florida presents the 2nd annual Florida Resilience Conference on October 5-7, 2022, at the Hyatt Coconut Point in Bonita Springs, FL.  

The conference features FSBPA’s traditional beach management program and expands into three additional concurrent sessions  focusing on resilience in the Agriculture, Energy, and Transportation industries.  Plenary sessions will bring all attendees together for discussion from invited speakers on issues of statewide importance, such as federal and state legislative policy and funding initiatives.

Widely considered the most influential eco-science fiction film of all time, Silent Running (1972) is an unforgettable vision of a way forward in a time of environmental calamity.

In commemoration of the fiftieth anniversary of the film’s release the screening will be accompanied by a roundtable discussion by Museum staff members and UF faculty with noted expertise in science fiction film history, disability studies, and space biology and botany.

Roundtable speakers include:

  • Ian Breheny
  • Robert Ferl
  • Terry Harpold
  • Anna-Lisa Paul
  • Delia Steverson

Silent Running is rated G, for General Audiences. Some scenes of brief violence may be unsuitable for younger children.

Admission is free. No advance reservations are required. Special needs seating and accommodations will be provided.

More information, including speaker bios, available here.

We are thrilled to announce that the University of Florida is an official Host Institution of the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education’s (AASHE)’s annual Global Conference on Sustainability in Higher Education (GCSHE)! So, what does this mean for you? It means you get to attend for free!

Through this three-day event, you will have the chance to explore live interactive sessions, tune in to captivating keynote presentations, and engage in networking opportunities with thousands of other sustainability professionals and campus-change agents. Don’t miss out on this amazing opportunity for personal and career growth!

Not sure if you can commit to attending the entire event? No worries. The unique conference format features live sessions on three separate days PLUS on-demand access to all sessions through the end of 2022.  

 Live Streaming Dates:

  • Tuesday, October 18
  • Wednesday, October 26
  • Thursday, November 3

As a Host Institution, we only have 100 registration passes for our campus. We will open sign-ups for the general campus on September 23, so if you’re interested, please sign up now – send an email to Liz Storn at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to get the instructions for registration. 

If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to Liz Storn at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

October 27, 3:00-5:00pm

Agenda:

Welcome and Introduction to the FloridaWCA

FloridaWCA NASA ROSES Project Updates:Monitoring of the 2022 Rainy Season in Florida: Vasu Misra, Ph.D., Professor of Meteorology, Center for Ocean-Atmospheric Prediction Studies, Florida State University

Extreme Weather and Climate Events – Stakeholder Perspectives

Panel on Impacts and Adaptations to Extreme Weather & ClimateModerator: Tirusew Asefa, P.E., Ph.D., Manager, Planning & System Decision Support, Tampa Bay Water; Steering Committee Chair, Florida Water & Climate Alliance

  • Overview of Extreme Weather and Climate in Florida: David Zierden, Ph.D., State Climatologist, Associate in Research, Center for Ocean-Atmospheric Prediction Studies, Florida State University
  • Lake Okeechobee Operations and Management: US Army Corps of Engineers
  • The C8 Basin Project: Carolina Maran, Ph.D., Chief of District Resiliency, South Florida Water Management District
  • Alan Cohn, Managing Director, Integrated Water Management, New York City Department of Environmental Protection; Staff Vice Chair of Water Utility Climate Alliance

Q&A with Audience and Panel Discussion

Webinar facilitated by Karen Schlatter, Coordinator of FloridaWCA and UF Water Institute

REGISTER HERE

 

Broward County, along with the Climate Compact partners, will host the 14th Annual Climate Leadership Summit in person at the Broward County Convention Center on December 8th and 9th, 2022.

Event schedule and registration here

 

Welcome to Species on the Move 2023
International Conference Series


This is the third iteration of the successful SOTM series. 2016 was held in Tasmania and 2019 in South Africa. SOTM 2023 is being hosted by the University of Florida in Everglades National Park, Florida, USA

On behalf of the 2023 Conference Convenors and Conference Committee, it is our great pleasure to welcome each and every one of you to Everglades National Park for what will be a rewarding, diverse and engaging Species on the Move International Conference Series held from May 15-19, 2023.

The conference brings together scientists and natural resource managers working in the disciplines of global change, biogeography and evolution, and relevant in contexts of natural resource management, biodiversity management and conservation, and theoretical ecology.

Species response to climate change is a rapidly evolving research field, however, much of our progress is being made in independent research areas: e.g. understanding the process vs responding to the implications, terrestrial vs marine ecosystems, global meta-analyses vs in depth species-specific approaches. This interdisciplinary conference develops connections between these parallel themes, and across temporal and spatial scales.

We hope you will make the journey to join us in the Everglades.

Dr. Brett Scheffers and Ms. Carolyn Cox

Conference Co-Convenors

The Climate Leader is an online training in systems thinking to help fuel the global response to climate change. These materials will help you to be more effective at addressing climate change by enabling you to see the interconnections and big picture in your work. Behind the Climate Leader are decades of experience from the team at Climate Interactive and powerful ideas developed at MIT.

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In this webinar series, practitioners will share information, results and lessons learned through recent work by FHWA/US DOT and State and MPO partners to make the transportation system more resilient to climate change and extreme weather events. The first track focuses on the processes used in the Gulf Coast Study, Phase 2 (Mobile) and transferable methods developed for other agencies to assess the vulnerability of transportation infrastructure. The second track focuses on FHWA's recently completed Climate Resilience Pilot program, which supported 19 pilot projects around the country to assess vulnerabilities and develop strategies to make transportation infrastructure and operations more resilient to climate change and extreme weather events.

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