September 21 - 23, 2014, St. Paul, Minnesota

The final agenda for this event, including subject matter experts who are invited, will be tailored to meet the needs of its participants. Before you arrive in St. Paul, staff from ISC will review your application and may arrange a phone call to help customize the schedule.

September 21

7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Mayors' Reception hosted by Mayor Coleman

September 22

8:00 a.m.

Breakfast, Networking & Registration

9:00 a.m -9:20 a.m.

Welcome Addresses

NLC: Goals of the Convening

9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

Session 1: Icebreakers & City Team Introductions

10:45 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.

Session 2: Overview of Climate Impacts in the Midwest

Expected changes, effects on infrastructure

12:00 p.m.


1:15 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.

Session 3: Working Session--How to identify risks and vulnerabilities

 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Plenary Workshop

Recap of the Day
"Climate Resilience & the Private Sector"--Laraine Davis, Wells Fargo
Keynote Address--Mayor Chris Coleman, City of St. Paul
Mayors' Panel (open to media)--A moderated panel of mayors in attendance will discuss the state of adaptation planning, issues their cities are facing, and opportunities for local and regional collaboration

5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Networking Happy Hour

September 23

9:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. 

Session 4: Peer Learning Breakout Clinics

Small break-out groups organized around common needs/wants of their city

10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Session 5: Panel on Adaptation & Civic Engagement

Facilitated Audience Participation

12:15 p.m.


1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Session 6: Peer Learning Breakout Clinics--Regional Coordination

Small break-out groups organized around common needs/wants of their city
Close with Mini-Huddle of City Teams to discuss their next steps

2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Wrap-Up, Teams present next steps they commit to for group feedback

3:30 p.m.