CAMA Seeking Member Municipalities to Speak at the 2023 CAMA Conference
(May 29-31, 2023 - Deerhurst Resort, ON)
“Innovative Best Practices for Building Capacity and Community Resilience in the Face of a Changing Climate”
The CAMA Conference strives to provide exceptional experiences and value to attendees. To that end, the Program Sub-Committee are seeking panelists for a session entitled “Innovative Best Practices for Building Capacity and Community Resilience in the Face of a Changing Climate”.
The impacts of changing climate are evident in Canada, and local governments have a unique and critical role to play in managing the risks. While all levels of government have important adaptation responsibilities, municipalities are often on the front line to ensure the risks are managed effectively and the community is safe. Municipalities of all sizes face many new risks and opportunities, and anticipating the effects of climate change and taking actions before major impacts occur is an effective strategy to manage climate risk and reduce a community’s overall vulnerability. This will also result in lower long-term costs and to be more effective. Adaptation involves making changes in decisions, activities, and thinking in response to observed or expected changes in climate.
This session will provide CAOs and senior managers with information to help them understand the need for climate change adaptation, and how to plan ahead with your teams, and put adaptation measures in place. It will illustrate how municipalities of varying sizes from across the country are developing plans, the measures they have adopted, and lessons learned.
Invitation to Submit A Proposal
Do you have stories and/or actionable real-life examples that showcase innovative best practices in climate adaptability, how to prepare for the future, and that attendees can take back and implement in their own communities? CAMA member municipalities are invited to submit their proposals outlining their best practices, and the bio of the speaker (maximum one page).
The deadline for proposals is Wednesday, January 11, 2023. All proposals will be reviewed by the 2023 Conference Program Sub-Committee and selections will be made based on the speakers’ knowledge and experience on the topic. The Committee will also consider diversity on the panel with representation from across the country and from different size municipalities.
This breakout session will take place on Tuesday, May 30th, 2023 from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. EST.
Please note that speakers will be responsible for their expenses including registration, airfare, hotel accommodations, and any other travel costs.
For further information, please contact Jennifer Goodine at firstname.lastname@example.org or 1-866-771-2262.