Mass ECAN Conference 2019

We hope to see you at our third annual Mass ECAN Conference! Registration is now open here. Stay tuned for additional details about the agenda.

Conference Info

  • Tuesday, October 29th, 2019

  • Shaw Center, Mt. Ida Campus of UMass Amherst, Newton

This is a one-day conference to help shape adaptation action in Massachusetts.

  • Connect to new colleagues and mingle with existing partners

  • Learn about current adaptation work in Massachusetts

  • Showcase your adaptation projects by sharing your organization’s publications and joining our Poster Session

  • Advance your adaptation practice

This year's agenda will include:

  • Opening remarks by Susanne Moser

  • Updates on state initiatives such as the Municipal Vulnerability Preparedness Program and State Hazard Mitigation and Climate Adaptation Plan, with remarks by Mia Mansfield, Director of Climate Adaptation & Resilience

  • Strategies for urban ecosystem resilience

  • Input on Expert Work Groups, including our two new groups on Forest Ecosystems and Slow the Flow (river systems)

  • Networking opportunities

Thank You

Thanks to everyone who is supporting this event!






Conference Planning Work Group: Bridget Macdonald (US Fish & Wildlife Service), Melissa Ocana (UMass Amherst), Eric Roberts (The Nature Conservancy), Kimberly Noake MacPhee (Franklin Regional Council of Governments), Julie Wood (Charles River Watershed Association), Marissa Weiss (Harvard Forest), Lauren de la Parra (Creative Resilience Consulting), Heidi Ricci (Mass Audubon), and Julia Knisel (MA Office of Coastal Zone Management).