The area of climate science and research is ever-changing, complex and interdisciplinary. The demands are enormous, the potential for impacts affect all areas of society and industry, and offer opportunities for innovation. The Forum is a dynamic environment that weaves science, theory, practice, experience and leadership into a central point of awareness of risks and opportunities. Through collaborative discussion, it encourages participants to apply climate information and frame a definitive course of action for their industry.

To create a stimulating, inspiring environment for the participants, the Forum aims to select a diverse group of professionals, executives and leaders from the energy industry. The Forum is appropriate for business leaders and executives with a broad range of experiences in a variety of business functions.

We look to establish a diverse team that reflects professional ambition, leadership and conscientiousness to take information from the Forum and apply it within their industry as well as insights to enrich others’ experiences.

While the Forum requires no formal educational requirements, the selection process is competitive and based on demonstrated professional achievement and leadership. The Forum is targeted towards executives who recognize the importance of weather and climate information and have demonstrated talent and desire for instilling innovative change within their company.

The right participant to attend the Forum will be eager to share their experience, support others, teach and learn and in doing so establish a collaborative network that perpetuates the importance of climate information to broader members of industry.

The Forum is intended to enrich the participant with new information and thus requires full commitment. The lectures, courses and discussions require time for preparation and can be intense. We ask that participants work with their company and sponsoring organizations to recognize this commitment and relieve individuals of other work responsibilities during the Forum.


Participants are required to submit an application with the required information to be considered for the Forum. All information and required documents must be received by the designated deadlines in order to be considered by the Forum Committee.

The application requirements for the Forum consist of the following:

  • Application Form
  • Current CV

To apply, you may complete the application online.

All required information must be submitted for the application review process.

We ask that participants submit the application by May 20, 2013. Early application is recommended, although does not guarantee admission.

Admissions Committee will make selections on a rolling basis, as space is available. Space is limited to 25 seats and you are encouraged to apply early.

Your application materials will be treated with confidentiality.

Acceptance and Payment
The Admissions Committee will notify you of your acceptance via email, and follow-up with an invoice for payment and payment process.

The cost for the program is $500. The program fee covers tuition, books, case materials, program book, and some of the meals.

You will have two weeks to confirm your attendance and submit payment.

Payment is required prior to the start date of the Forum. Payment can be made by company check or credit card. Details will be provided with the invoice.

To cancel your participation, you must submit a request at least 30 days prior to the program to receive full refund. Cancellations submitted within 14 days of the program will be refunded to 50% of the program cost.

Please submit a notification of cancellation request to