Climate Science

Asheville is "Climate City"

Asheville is an ideal destination for climate science-focused events and for planners seeking to incorporate climate research and expertise into their programs. 

Asheville offers direct access to cutting-edge research and knowledge with its wealth of climate and data scientists, including Nobel Prize winners. The city is home to climate expertise and technical solutions providers who develop the next generation of science, data, and tools to increase our planet's resilience. 

From keynote speakers to specialized workshops, planners can tap into the city's intellectual capital to create an agenda that highlights climate data, science, and solutions for forward-thinking and impactful meetings.  

Asheville is situated in the midst of 1.6 million acres of maintained national forests, some of the oldest rivers in the world and is one of the most biodiverse regions of the world. Adding to this natural richness, the Federal Government maintains the oldest digital archive of climate data in the world at the National Centers for Environmental Information.

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Climate Meetings

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Cambria Rooftop

Case Study

Case Study

The 9th Annual Climate Adaptive Design Symposium brought together experts in climate science and architecture.

The Omni Grove Park Inn

Meeting Hotels

Meeting Hotels

Asheville offers a bountiful array of hotel properties, from historic hotels and grand resorts to elegant inns and modern downtown hotels.

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Submit Your RFP

Submit Your RFP

Send your meeting RFP to Explore Asheville.


Kathryn Dewey with Explore Asheville will assist your organization in securing the right-size hotel and make the connections you need to local climate science expertise.

Contact Kathryn early in your planning stages for time-saving assistance and access to Explore Asheville's Exclusive Services. Plus, your meeting could qualify for our incentive program. 




We helped organize NOAA's Climate Prediction Applications Science Workshop in Asheville, NC in May of 2023. This event brought together a diverse community to share developments in research and applications of weather and climate information for societal decision-making. Our event attracted a variety of attendees including professionals, academics, and community members making weather and climate-sensitive decisions. The Collider venue was easy to access and we felt fully supported by the hosting staff at CASE Consultants International and our co-organizers at the National Centers for Environmental Information and North Carolina Institute for Climate Studies.

Asheville is an intellectual hub for many organizations working in environmental sciences and provides great opportunities for collaborations in this field. Many local organizations and businesses are active in environmental and climate resilience/sustainability efforts, which brought us great keynote speakers and off-site events. Furthermore,  Asheville is a perfect location for an event like this because of its high-quality hospitality and accommodations. The local food scene was excellent and the hotel stays were very comfortable. The landscape of the Blue Ridge Mountains offers incredible views all across the city.

Jenna Meyers Headshot- Jenna Meyers, Partnership Coordinator
NWS Climate Services Branch

Climate Science Testimonial Headshot- Marina Timofeyeva (Livezey), Ph.D.
Climate Services Branch Chief in NOAA's National Weather Service

I helped organize the Southern Appalachian Weather and Climate Workshop, held at the University of North Carolina - Asheville campus. The workshop brought together about 100 students, professionals, academics, and community members from the southeastern U.S. The conference was held in mid-April and it was just so beautiful!

The combination of the natural environment and the city assets themselves made for a winning combination. There were ample hotels to choose from for accommodations, with reasonable pricing. The downtown scene offered fun opportunities, and the food scene was great! Overall, the planning and the execution both were incredibly smooth and enjoyable.

Jana Houser Headshot- Dr. Jana Houser, Associate Professor of Meteorology
Atmospheric Sciences Program
The Ohio State University