The conference will open with a civic reception at the historic City Chambers in the centre of Glasgow on the evening of Monday 5th June. On Tuesday morning the Opening Plenary will focus on “Setting the Challenge”, with a keynote address from Roseanna Cunningham, MSP Cabinet Secretary for Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform. After a packed day of parallel sessions, delegates can relax at a poster drinks reception with whisky tasting on the evening. Tuesday will also feature, for the first time, a parallel Business Day focusing on the opportunities and challenges for different sectors.
The Day 2 Plenary on Wednesday, to be opened by the Baroness Brown of Cambridge DBE FREng (chair of the UK Sub-Committee on Adaptation), will focus on Adaptation in Practice. As well as a wide choice of parallel sessions, there will be a special Innovation Event in the main hall, organised by Climate-KIC and Innovate-UK. The conference dinner and Ceilidh (with traditional Scottish dancing) will take place at the stunning Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum on Wednesday evening.
After the parallel sessions on Thursday morning, the closing Plenary will focus on the way forward for climate adaptation research, opened by Andrea Tilche from the European Commission Directorate General for Research and Innovation. On Thursday afternoon and Friday, there is a choice of excursions to showcase a range of inspiring adaptation projects and cultural sites across the region. This will be an unmissable opportunity to meet the people behind the projects, and exchange experience and lessons learned.