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2017 Arctic Science Conference

The 2017 Arctic Science Conference will be held October 14th in Fairbanks, Alaska. The conference theme is Ways of Knowing the Arctic.

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Conference Description

Ways of Knowing the Arctic
The theme of the meeting reflects the idea that "Art and Science" are two components of a holistic view of an earth-system. This is especially true of the Arctic system which is undergoing measurable change from a scientific perspective. Art engages community members with the science and enables the community to adapt and thrive while preserving their identity and emotional health.

Conference topics include traditional scientific disciplines, science education, arctic social sciences, biomedical research, and artistic interpretation of the evolving North.

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Abstract Submissions

Abstracts for the 2017 Arctic Science Conference are now being accepted. Click here to submit an abstract.

The call for abstract submissions is due October 6th at 5 p.m. Alaska time.

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Conference Schedule and Planned Sessions

All sessions will be held at the conference venue, the Univeristy of Alaska Fairbanks Murie Building.

Saturday, October 14th

Time: Event Description:
8:00 am Registration
Murie Building Lobby
9:00 am

Plenary Session

  • Todd Sherman, Dean of the College of Liberal Arts
  • Evon Peter, Vice Chancellor Rural, Community, & Native Education
  • Philip Loring, School of Environment and Sustainability, University of Saskatchewan will address attendees in the morning.
12 - 1:30 pm

Lunch (On Your Own)

1:30 - 3:30 pm

Interdisciplinary Science

1:30 - 3:30 pm

The Northern Environment and the Arts
Session Chair: Annie Duffy

  • Perspectives: Examining Complex Ecological Dynamics through Arts, Humanities and Science Integration. A NSF Arts, Humanities, and Science Workshop Summary
    Annie Duffy
1:30 - 3:30 pm

STEM Education/SENCER

3:30 pm Saturday Evening (On Your Own)
Recommended: First Friday activities in downtown Anchorage
including Anchorage Museum Polar Lab and First Friday Activities

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Online Registration

There is no registration fee for the 2017 Arctic Science Conference. However, please feel out the online registration form to attend the conference sessions.

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Contact Information

For more information about the 2017 Arctic Science Conference please contact please contact Mary van Muelken at mavanmuelken@alaska.edu.

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

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