The International Graduate Conference on Climate Change and People was organized in Kathmandu, Nepal from 15 to 19 November 2010. At the conference, seventeen experts from fields as diverse as biodiversity, water resources, climate change science, natural hazards, anthropology, biogeography, policy, equity, and ethics shared their experiences and opinions with one hundred and thirty delegates representing seventeen countries from Greater South Asia and beyond. The conference focused on multidisciplinary capacity building of graduate students and encouraged participants to engage actively in the lecture sessions, interacting with experts, in group discussions, in panel discussions, and in the formation of a network for communicating with one another beyond the conference on climate change issues. The participants were from a range of disciplines, including climate science, hydrology, sociology, journalism, law, etc. The conference was organized by The Small Earth Nepal (SEN) and the Consortium for Capacity Building (CCB), University of Colorado, Boulder, USA with base funding from the Asia Pacific Network for Global Change Research (APN).