2024 Spring Summit

Join us on Tuesday, May 14th, for the Bay Planning Coalition’s annual Spring Summit, which promises to be an insightful event featuring industry experts, regional leaders, and key stakeholders to discuss key developments related to the San Francisco Bay region. This year’s Summit theme is “Building Resilience: Financial Strategies for a Changing Bay Area.”

The event will be held from 8:30am to 3:00pm at the David Brower Center in Berkeley. Prior to kicking off the main event, BPC will host a networking breakfast from 8:30am – 10:00am to provide an opportunity to engage with attendees and speakers.

Below is an overview of the key segments of this year’s Spring Summit:


8:30am – 10:00am: Networking Breakfast
Prior to the main event, BPC will host a continental breakfast to provide an opportunity to network with fellow attendees and event speakers.

10:30am – 11:30am: Navigating the Current Funding Landscape
The first segment of the day will provide an overview of existing funding resources and best practices to secure funds in the competitive landscape. Featuring industry experts, this segment promises to be a crucial resource for anyone seeking to navigate the complex terrain of grant funding, providing actionable strategies and insider perspectives to enhance project success.

11:30am – 12:30pm: Lunch

12:35pm – 1:35pm: Showcasing Regional Projects
The second segment of the day will highlight projects that feature innovative approaches to adaptation. Emphasizing the various funding mechanisms and coordination efforts employed, this segment will provide valuable insights for the region’s resilience goals and funding challenges, which will be discussed in the next segment.

1:40pm – 2:50pm: Advancing Adaptation – Regional Finance and Coordination Strategies
The third segment of the day will bring together agency, government, and NGO leaders to discuss how the region can raise the estimated $105 billion needed by 2050 to prevent major flooding in the Bay Area. Key topics to be explored include establishing equitable municipal finance strategies, adapting finance systems to fund necessary infrastructure, and coordinating efforts across the nine Bay Area counties to identify and prioritize multi-benefit adaptation projects.


Space will be limited for this in-person event, so we encourage you to register to secure your spot! We look forward to welcoming you and continuing our efforts toward a resilient San Francisco Bay region.


Sponsorship Information

BPC continued success in the region and events like this would not be possible without the generous support of organizations like yours. We encourage you to consider sponsor our 2024 Spring Summit – which promises to provide excellent marketing exposure for your organization.