7th Western Alaska Interdisciplinary Science Conference and Forum (2014)
"Science of a Cold Place in a Warming World"
April 24–25, 2014
Nullagvik Hotel Conference Room
Hosted by the University of Alaska Fairbanks Chukchi Campus
Hosted by the Chukchi campus of University of Alaska Fairbanks, this conference will be the first of its kind to be held in Kotzebue, Alaska. The intent of this conference is to bring together scientists, educators, community leaders, and members, as well as subsistence hunters and gatherers to discuss scientific issues relevant to northwest Alaska.
The focus of this conference is the impact of global warming on the lives of residents of arctic Alaska. This conference will highlight regional scientific efforts and traditional knowledge providing an interdisciplinary approach to scientific inquiry and resource management. In addition to scientific sessions, the conference will include several workshops addressing topics relevant to life in northwest Alaska. Organizers welcome submissions from all individuals and organizations working on research projects and data collection in the Northwest Arctic Borough and other regions of Alaska.
Session ideas and abstracts are now being accepted. Abstract deadline is April 1, 2014.
Day 1: 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
- Local and Subsistence Science
- Environment, Energy and Climate Change
- Poster Session: 4:30 to 6 p.m.
Day 2: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- Biomedical and Health Science
- Animals, Fishery and Marine Science
Day 3: Workshop, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
- Promoting Partnerships with Rural Campuses
Registration for WAISC 2014 will be possible only through this website. We are unable to accept in-person or over the phone registrations. The deadline for registration is April 1st, 2014, and this date will be strictly adhered to. If you wish to attend, please register before the close of the registration period.
Registration fee: $60
Registrations accepted until April 1, 2014.
Dinner social and keynote address: Thursday, April 24, 6 p.m.
Fee for attending the dinner: $40 (separate registration required)
Note: The dinner social is limited to 75 attendees.
A block of rooms have been reserved at the Nullagvik Hotel for attendees. Please contact them to make reservations.
Please contact Anshul Pandya, Assistant Professor of Biosciences, UAF Chukchi Campus, Kotzebue, 907-442-3400, ext. 715. Preferred means of contact is email: firstname.lastname@example.org