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  • FAQs | National Adaptation Forum
    Adaptation Forum website When does registration open Online Registration Online registration begins September 6 2016 Online registration ends May 9 2017 Onsite Registration If space permist onsite registration will open at the RiverCentre on Monday May 8 2017 at 12 00 p m and will remain open through Thursday May 11 2017 You may also join our mailing list to receive notice when registration opens Forum Registration will include Three days of conference admission Conference program and materials Opening and closing plenary sessions Access to over 50 adaptation exhibitors Free Wi Fi in the RiverCentre Daily buffet breakfast and lunch plus a morning snack at the venue Pre Forum Meet and Greet reception Forum networking and poster reception How do I become a Sponsor or an Exhibitor Become a Sponsor or Exhibitor today Sponsorship of the National Adaptation Forum provides a unique cost effective opportunity to demonstrate your support of climate adaptation while showcasing your company products and services to an unparalleled gathering of stakeholders For more information see the Sponsorship Prospectus or contact the conference organizers at info nationaladaptationforum org Exhibit booths at the National Adaptation Forum provide a place to highlight an organization present new products and demonstrate tools They also allows access to a broad community of those involved in climate adaptation including government officials NGOs environmentally focused organizations and professional associations All exhibit spaces will have access to electrical outlets table space and chairs Booths are available in three sizes For more information see the exhibitor space floor plan coming soon or contact the conference organizers at info nationaladaptationforum org How to register for the conference if you are a Sponsor or Exhibitor After your Sponsorship Exhibitor Booth has been processed you will receive an email with a unique discount code and instructions to register online If you have not yet received this email please contact the conference organizers at info nationaladaptationforum org for assistance I am a member of the press Do you offer a special press registration rate The National Adaptation Forum welcomes the professional editorial staff of print online and broadcast media Complimentary registrations are extended to the working media with the same benefits as other full conference registrations Other publication staff non editorial positions such as advertising directors and advertising representatives may attend by registering at the full conference rate For more information please contact info nationaladaptationforum org Can my group host a meeting at the Forum Yes we are happy to report that once again the Forum organizers have negotiated pre Forum meeting space for Monday May 8th All other meeting needs such as e g food and beverage AV IT services must be provided by the host group Due to the success of the first pre Forum Monday meetings and subsequent Monday Meet and Greet we strongly encourage you to contact WendyKay WendyKay EcoAdapt org as soon as possible to discuss your needs and reserve your space today The meeting space is limited and available on a first come first

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  • Logistics - Host City | National Adaptation Forum
    Partners Webinars Logistics Host City Welcome to the Twin Cities The 2017 National Adaptation Forum will take place in Saint Paul Minnesota s Capital City The Forum will be held at the RiverCentre Convention Center located along the bank of the mighty Mississippi River In this section you will find information about our host city and how to best plan your trip Learn more about the history of Saint Paul where to stay grab a bite to eat and local transportation options After taking office in 2006 Mayor Coleman set forth initiatives to make Saint Paul the most livable city in America and a leader in sustainable urban living Under his leadership Saint Paul has become a national leader in green initiatives and sustainable living Just after taking office Mayor Coleman signed the US Mayors Climate Protection Agreement and has hired sustainability energy environment sustainable transportation and water resources coordinators The city is taking proactive steps to protect Saint Paul s air water and urban landscape by focusing on carbon dioxide reduction activities in the areas of energy efficiency and conservation clean energy supply alternative fuels and transportation options recycling and waste reduction urban reforestation and natural resources management and

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  • Venue | National Adaptation Forum
    Partners Webinars Venue RiverCentre Convention Center Saint Paul MN Situated in the heart of downtown Saint Paul MN the RiverCentre is a state of the art convention center and part of The Legendary Roy Wilkins Auditorium and adjacent Xcel Energy Center In 2014 it was the first convention center in the world to receive LEED Green Globes and APEX ASTM certification Learn more about sustainability at the RiverCentre Considered the Upper Midwest s premier convention event and meeting venue the RiverCentre is connected to downtown hotels restaurants shops a nd theatres by a convenient indoor skyway system 5 miles allowing participants to enjoy the city in climate controlled comfort year round This connection also provides direct access to the Saint Paul Public Library and is steps away from the Ordway Center for the Performing Arts and Science Museum of Minnesota The River Centre is also within walking distance to bus and light rail access via the Metro Transit For Your Business Convenience The Loffler Business Center is located within the River Centre If you have questions about the services they provide such as printing and costs please visit the Loffler Business Center For Your Accessibility Needs The Saint Paul RiverCentre

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  • Accommodations | National Adaptation Forum
    2015 all guest rooms have free Wi Fi flat screen TV and a built in work desk A 24 hour business center is available for your convenience The lobby hosts a new coffee shop and the Citizens Supper Club Restaurant InterContinental Saint Paul Riverfront 11 Kellogg Blvd East Saint Paul MN 55105 General information 651 292 1900 Reservations 866 686 2867 Room Types Rates Standard King or Two Queen rooms 179 per night One bedroom suites and upgraded rooms 189 per night Prevailing government rates There are a limited number of government per diem rates available TBD when registration opens we recommend you make your reservation as soon as possible Government per diem rates are only available Monday May 8th Tuesday May 9th Wednesday May 10th Hotel rates do not include gratuity service charges labor fees applicable federal state or local taxes or any other fees Reservations will be made directly with the Hotel s reservations department 866 686 2867 to receive special group rates you must reference group name of the 2017 National Adaptation Forum The cut off date to make a reservation and receive the group rate is Wednesday April 19th 2017 There are no exceptions Reservation requests after the cut off date may be based upon availability and at the Hotel s prevailing rates The Holiday Inn Saint Paul Downtown is located one block from the RiverCentre The hotel offers complimentary Wi Fi a workout room whirlpool and indoor pool Stop by The Liffey Irish Pub and experience the ol d world charm and atmosphere of an authentic Irish pub located in the lobby Holiday Inn Saint Paul Downtown 175 West 7th Street Saint Paul MN 55102 General information 855 743 7676 Reservations 651 225 1515 Room Types Rates Standard King or Two Queen rooms limited number

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  • Transportation | National Adaptation Forum
    Saint Paul International Airport MSP is only eight miles from downtown Saint Paul In addition MSP is a Delta Airlines hub and they have generously offered a 2 10 discount for Forum participants Discounts will be available starting Fall 2016 Getting to the Venue The National Adaptation Forum coordinators selected Saint Paul in part because of the affordable and convenient public transit from the airport to downtown You are strongly encouraged to use public transportation to get into downtown The Metro Transit system offers a convenient bus and light rail network to get around Saint Paul and throughout the Twin Cities We recommend taking the bus or shuttle service for the quickest trip Getting around the Twin Cities City Bus Service Airport Shuttles Metro Light Rail Parking Information In addition to the public transit options listed in the Getting to the venue section Saint Paul is one of the most bicycle friendly cities in the country Learn more about how you can get out on a bike and enjoy your stay here Nice Ride is a non profit bike sharing system and anyone can become a member Simply take a bike when you need one and return it to any

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  • General Saint Paul Information | National Adaptation Forum
    Dallas or Chicago add a vibrant spirit and tidy uncongested streets and you have the City of Saint Paul Minnesota Known as the less crowded more laidback older brother of the Twin Cities this capital city overlooks the Mississippi River with plenty of draws for chic urban types and rugged outdoor adventurers alike Come to Saint Paul and experience fascinating history striking architecture and cosmopolitan culture cuisine and nightlife along with splendid outdoor recreation and friendly locals proud to share their city with you Find insider s information on the best places to stay things to do how to do it and where to eat from the most famous restaurants and tourist sites to a few of our favorite secret spots Did you know that Saint Paul has been named among other superlatives the 1 Cleanest Metro Area by Travel Leisure the Third Least Stressed City by the American Psychological Association and the Fourth Greenest City in America by National Geographic While you are in Saint Paul don t miss out on the EcoDistrict walking tour located in and around the RiverCentre Convention Center T he Saint Paul EcoDistrict is a sustainability learning adventure in the heart of downtown Saint

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  • Twin Cities Restaurants | National Adaptation Forum
    Twin Cities Restaurants Saint Paul Dining Five star restaurants Casual bistros and expansive patios Breezy sidewalk cafés and bustling coffee shops Hole in the wall bars Find a classic chop and steakhouse family friendly restaurant or venture into one of Saint Paul s colorful neighborhoods and expand your horizons at an authentic ethnic joint Few cities in America combine culture and cuisine as seamlessly as Saint Paul You can dine around the world with restaurants representing the following cultures Irish Dutch German Greek Russian Chinese Asian Japanese Vietnamese Thai Nepali Indian Afghani Mediterranean Italian French Carribean Mexican and American Use the Saint Paul restaurant guide to select your next meal from a melting pot of cultures Minneapolis Dining With dozens of international culinary traditions locally sourced farm to table restaurants and chefs with James Beard Award nominations it s no surprise Minneapolis is the winner of USA Today 10Best com s Best Local Food Scene 2015 Find out why foodies are taking note Sit down to a meal by an internationally known chef at a trendy urban Minneapolis restaurant Taste the cuisine from Japan Germany Vietnam Russia India or rural Minnesota all within blocks of one another on Eat Street

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  • Twin-Cities Activities & Attractions | National Adaptation Forum
    of fun things to do ranges from art galleries to historical sites to professional sports to zoos Where to begin all depends on what you re in the mood for but we ve got plenty of great tips to get you started indoors outdoors and all along our 26 miles of Mississippi Riverfront Art and Entertainment The arts entertainment scene accents Saint Paul s unique charm with visual musical literary and interactive beauty Saint Paul s arts and music scene might seem underground to outsiders but it s a thriving and innovative community with plenty to offer visitors From cutting edge galleries and soapbox poetry slams to the Saint Paul Art Crawl Saint Paul is an epicenter of the Upper Midwest s creative community Theater is also a large compenent of life in Saint Paul The Ordway a 1 900 seat theater in the heart of downtown hosts a range of reknown soloists companies and titles in dance and theater performances Unfortunately Prairie Home Companion will not be at the Fitzgerald Theater during the Forum but you could always listen to a podcast Minneapolis Activities and Attractions Tours and Attractions The history art culture and beauty of Minneapolis are marvels that must be experienced rather than witnessed Nature meets skyscrapers blending together to create unique sights and attractions that can only be experienced in Minneapolis Tour the city with a knowledgeable guide or venture into an adventure of your own either way the life of this city will unfold before your eyes In Minneapolis spectators become participants so get ready to immerse yourself in our culture Art and Entertainment World class museums Breathtaking architecture More theater seats per capita than any U S city outside New York Minneapolis has become a premier destination for arts lovers Take in a show

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