The forum, which is open to anyone with an interest in coastal issues, has a number of key organisations involved, including the Yorkshire Tourist Board, National Farmers' Union, fisheries, parish, town, borough and county councils, North Yorkshire Moors National Park Association, and others.
The meeting, which begins at 10am, will hear from speakers on a range of subjects, including integrated coastal zone management, the natural coastline, and the Defence of Britain project.
Forum officer Stewart Rowe said: "The talks will be followed by a thought-provoking "what if" scenario session, for example, "what if wind farms were to be proposed off the North Yorkshire and Cleveland Coast'."
The meeting includes lunch and is expected to last until about 3pm. More details are available at http://www.coastalforum.org.uk