Attend or Host a RAPID Forum
Based on the success and clear demand for more immediate and clear action, we are working with partners in other regions to bring the RAPID Forum to you! Check out the list of upcoming forums below.
What is a RAPID Forum and why is it different?
A RAPID Forum is a daylong event for professionals in a range of industries to come together to identify real, implementable solutions that directly impact the climate crisis - within five years. The intent of the Forum is to catalyze interdisciplinary, broad thinking, shifting from the siloed and slow solutions we are currently using today, to fast, impactful action. We are not interested in duplicating all the work that is happening - instead, we want to amplify and accelerate what is already envisioned by local governments, non-profits, and others.
Forums focus on climate change strategies and are tailored to the participants' expertise and interests. For the first forum, we had a range of sectors considered, but we will also be doing forums that will concentrate on one area, such as regenerative landscapes or energy systems. We anticipate that many if not all of the actions will be applicable at a broader scale.
Local partners work with us to create the invitation list, plan the day and desired outcomes, co-facilitate at key points, and help coordinate implementation.
The Forum does not have any speakers or powerpoints! It is interactive and engaging at each step.
The first half of the forum will focus on ideation and what it means to have a climate emergency and the questions we need to ask before we start creating solutions.
The second half of the Forum will be designed to engage all participants in establishing multi-benefit, implementable strategies within a specific five-year framework. The day will wrap up with the identification of a handful of the most impactful and promising strategies to refine and implement within five years.
The Next Steps?
While we call it the Forum, it is much more impactful than a single day. The major benefit of our approach is the laser focus on what happens after the event. We will help to cement the teams to work on the actions developed at the Forum and help to develop a 90-day sprint action plan.
Due to COVID-19 all in person events have been post-poned until a later date. Virtual meetings may occur.