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2010 Arctic Science Conference

The Arctic AAAS Division annual meeting will be held September 13th to 15th, 2010 in Anchorage, Alaska. This year's conference theme is Water: Integrating Health, Habitat and Economy.

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Conference Description

Water: Integrating Health, Habitat and Economy
Increasingly rapid global change now presents Alaska with emerging challenges. Many of these lie at the interface of water and society as an ever crowded world grapples with balancing quality, supply and demand. Water is life and our approaches to its management, conservation and utilization will determine the survival and well-being of billions of people, both today and for the foreseeable future. How do we develop the North such that it is resilient and responsive? Please join us as we seek a better understanding of the issues that surround water ranging from food security to its role in health and sustaining our economy.

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Planned Schedule and Sessions

Monday, September 13th, 2010

Time: Event Description:
8:00 am Registration and Coffee Service Begins
9:00 – 9:30 am Welcoming and Opening Remarks

  • TBD
9:30 – 12:30 pm Plenary Session

  • Keynote Speaker:
    Avoiding Collapse — Dr. Timothy Kohler, University of Arizona
  • A History of AAAS in Alaska — Dr. Robert White, University of Alaska
  • A History of AAAS — Dr. Al Teich, AAAS
12:30 – 1:30 pm Lunch with Keynote Speaker
1:30 – 3:30 pm Poster Display and Exhibition Set Up
1:30 – 4:00 pm Technical Sessions:

  • Policies and Sustainability — Chair: Dr. Mark Altaweel, University of Chicago
  • Fisheries — Chair: Dr. Jeffrey Olsen, US Fish and Wildlife Service, Anchorage
4:30 – 6:30 pm Dinner Break (on own)
6:30 - 7:30 pm Power Social with Refreshments

Tuesday, September 14th, 2010

Time: Event Description:
8:00 am Registration and Coffee Service Begins
8:00 - 5:00 pm Poster Displays
9:00 - 12:00 pm Technical Sessions:

  • Development and Economies — TBD
  • Habitat — Chair: Dr. Jeffrey Welker, Environmental and Natural Resource Institute, University of Alaska Anchorage
  • Health — Chair: Dr. Lawrence Duffy, University of Alaska Fairbanks
12:00 - 1:30 pm Lunch (on own)
1:30 - 4:00 pm Afternoon Immersion Experience:

  • Field trip along Coastal Trail and/or to Ship Creek with Development, Habitat, and Health Guides — TBD, Jeffrey Welker, and Lawrence Duffy
    This will be an interactive walking session to re-invigorate the body while exercising the mind and lifting the spirit.
4:00 - 5:00 pm Poster Session with Refreshments
5:00 - 6:00 pm Dinner Break (on own)

Wednesday, September 15th, 2010

Time: Event Description:
8:00 am Registration and Coffee Service Begins
8:00 - 12:00 pm Poster Displays
9:00 - 12:00 pm Technical Sessions:

  • UA’s Major Research Programs: Serving Alaska — Chair: Dr. Virgil (Buck) Sharpton, University of Alaska Fairbanks
  • Roundtable: Evolving the University Through PartnershipsChair: Dr. Daniel Julius, VP University of Alaska System
*11:40 a.m. ASCH Annual Business Meeting
12:00 - 1:30 pm Lunch (on own)
1:30 - 4:00 pm Technical Sessions:

  • Interdisciplinary Science and Education — Chairs: Lawrence Duffy and Andrew Kliskey, University of Alaska Fairbanks and Resilience and Adaptive Management Group, UA Anchorage

  • Closing Resolutions for Inquiry, Response and Adaptation — Chair: Dr. Christopher Bone, Resilience and Adaptive Management Group, UA Anchorage
4:00 - 4:30 pm Closing Session and Final Remarks

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Call for Abstracts

The call for abstracts is now open. The abstract submission deadline is August 15th, 2010. For information about how to submit an abstract, please visit the abstract information page.

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Online Registration

Online conference registration for the 2010 Arctic Science Conference is now open. Conference registration rates are:

Regular Registration Options:

  • Full Conference @ $275.00 per attendee.
  • Single Day(s) @ $100.00 per day.
  • Single Session(s) @ $15.00 per session.

Student Registration Options:

  • Full Conference @ $90.00 per student. Current Student ID required to be shown at registration desk.
  • Single Day(s) @ $30.00 per day. Current student ID required to be shown at registration desk.

Power Social Reception:

  • Monday, September 13, 2010 @ $30.00 per guest.

Please visit the onine registration page to complete your registration.

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Hotel Accommodations

The 2010 conference will be held at the Marriott Anchorage Downtown Hotel in Anchorage, Alaska. Please either contact the hotel directly to make reservations.

Location: Marriott Anchorage Downtown
Address: 820 West 7th Avenue, Anchorage, AK 99501
Reservations: 1-800-228-9290
Website: www.marriott.com/ancdt
Rates: $99 single or double group rate for all attendees. This rate is available for 2 days pre & post conference. To get your discounted group rate, reservations must be made by 08/27/10.
Conference Discount Code: Please refer to the "Arctic Science Conference" room block to receive this discounted rate.

Reservations can also be made online at www.marriott.com/ancdt by using the group code “ASCASCA”.

For online reserations:

  1. Go to the right hand side of the website and enter desired dated under "Check Rates & Availability"
  2. Click on "Special Rates and Awards". Scroll down to "Group Code". Enter your online group code, "ASCASCA".
  3. Select the button "Find".
  4. Follow the simple steps outlined to complete the reservations.

Reservations will be taken until August 27, 2010 on a first come, first served basis. Reservations received after the cut-off will be accepted on a space available basis and a higher rate may apply.

Room cancellation policy: 24 hours prior to arrival. Rooms must be guaranteed with a credit card. An early departure fee may be assessed, so please advise the front desk before or upon arrival if your intended check out date has changed. Check-in time is 3:00pm. Check-out is 12:00 noon.

For more information about the Anchorage Marriott Downtown visit their main website.

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Contact Information

For more information about the 2010 Arctic Science Conference, please contact Lillian Alessa at afla@uaa.alaska.edu or 907-786-1136, or Barb Krekel of Visions Meeting & Event Management at barb.krekel@visionsus.com or 907-786-0151.

For more information about the AAAS Arctic Division and division activities contact Larry Duffy, Secretary of the AAAS Arctic Division at lkduffy@alaska.edu or 907-474-7525.

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