It will come as no surprise to anyone that I’ll be attending next week’s Scotland’s Adaptation Conference (it would be rude not to considering the number of people I’ve roped in to running, chairing and presenting at various sessions!).
I’m actually genuinely excited about this conference. Organising your own conference is a bit like hosting a house party – with most energy going in to making sure everyone else has a good time and goes home with good memories, often the event its self goes past in a bit of a blur. Having said that, I know that I’m personally going to get a lot out of this event – I’m looking forward to hearing and learning from some of the UK’s leading adaptation thinkers and doers – many of whom are based here in Scotland (take a look at the conference programme here).
The conference has been a sell-out since early August which is testament to the excellent range of speakers and key note listeners that we have attending from across the UK and Europe. If you’ve missed out on attending or live too far away to join us you can still follow the conversation on the day via twitter #Scotadapt13 and take a look at all of the presentations which will be online after the event.
With 5 days to go I’m convinced that this conference is gearing up to be a significant milestone in Scotland’s journey towards adapting to climate change.