6th Western Alaska Interdisciplinary Science Conference and Forum (2013)

"Rural Science in Action"

March 20–22, 2013
Nome, Alaska

Hosted by the University of Alaska Fairbanks Northwest Campus

Since 2008 WAISC has brought together scientists, rural Alaska leaders and community members, educators, and students to discuss science, research, and issues relevant to western Alaska. The 2013 conference will highlight regional scientific efforts and community-based projects, including work based in traditional knowledge and local expertise.

Schedule and abstracts


The registration fee for the conference is $50. Online registration IS CLOSED as of 5 p.m. Tuesday, 3/19/13. Registration will be available onsite during the conference.

Lodging and airfare

A block of rooms is available at the Aurora Inn, and Alaska Airlines has a special one-way fare between Nome and Anchorage. Please see the Lodging and airfare page for more information.

Travel funding

Travel assistance is available; please see the Travel Funding page for more information.


Please contact Claudia Ihl, UAF Northwest Campus, Nome, 907-443-8417, cihl@alaska.edu