Register for the Forum!

Collective Innovation:

Cultivating Collaboration for Equitable Climate Action

June 25-26, 2024 • Palm Springs, CA

Our 15th Annual Forum will be held in-person in Palm Springs, CA, on Tuesday, June 25th, and Wednesday, June 26th. Offered at no cost to local governments, you’ll have the opportunity to network with climate and energy practitioners from throughout the state, learn about innovative projects and funding opportunities, and hear from key state agencies and climate leaders. So join us, and take your climate work to the next level.

Our forum offers 3 plenary sessions, 16 breakout sessions, and several special events throughout the 2-day forum.

Registration Rates

Registration Type
Early Bird Registration Rate
Regular Registration Rate
Late Registration Rate

March 18th – April 28th

April 29th – June 16th

June 17th – June 25th

City or County




Other Public Agency
Includes state and federal agencies, governmental councils and associations, Regional Climate Collaboratives, water authorities, conservation districts, ports, etc.




Includes colleges, universities, think tanks, etc.




Private Sector




Note: Speakers receive a reduced registration rate. Speaker rates are shared with speakers upon confirmation of attendance.

After June 10th, 2024 NO REFUNDS will be offered. Refund requests will be honored if received by the June 10th refund deadline. All refunds are subject to a $100 processing fee. Refunds will be issued via the original payment method used at time of registration. Please allow 3 business days for any refunds to be credited to the original credit card provided at the time of registration.

Should a participant need to cancel their registration after the June 10th refund deadline (for whatever reason), they may replace themselves by contacting Tiela Combs ( who will provide additional instructions.


Free or discounted registration – as well as financial support for travel and accommodations – is available for people who would like to attend, but would also benefit from financial assistance. The deadline to apply for a scholarship is Friday, June 7th.

Scholarships will be prioritized for people who identify as BIPOC and/or local governments and nonprofits that serve areas designated as low-income by AB 1550, “disadvantaged” by CalEnviroScreen, or “hard to reach” by the CPUC. 

Unfortunately, we are unable to provide scholarships to international attendees.

Scholarship Rounds

Deadline To Apply

Round 1

April 19th

Round 2

May 17th

Round 3

June 7th

The Location

Margaritaville Resort

1600 N Indian Canyon Dr., Palm Springs, California 92262

You can book your stay at the Margaritaville Resort for a reduced rate until June 3rd, or until rooms are exhausted.

For those interested, we’ve created a roommate request form you’re welcome to fill out.

If you’re looking to provide or find a car to carpool to and from the form, you’re welcome to connect via this carpool form.

Join us as a Sponsor!

Join us as a forum sponsor and enjoy benefits such as – a booth at the event, complimentary forum registrations, featured space in the forum program, webpage, emails blasts, a dedicated promotional blast and more!

Become a Promotional Partner!

Promotional Partners play a vital role in the overall success of the event by helping to spread the word about the Forum and encouraging hard-to-reach stakeholders to participate.