9th Western Alaska Interdisciplinary Science Conference and Forum (2016)

“Adaptation: Tides of Change”

March 9–12, 2016
Dillingham, Alaska

The South West Interagency-Fish Meeting (SWIM) is being held in conjunction with WAISC.

Share your knowledge, together we can adapt to change.

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Agenda/Schedule & Abstract Book

The agenda/schedule of events PDF (125 KB) is now available. You can also download the Abstract Book PDF (large: 9 MB)


Keynote Speaker: Bob King
Plenary Speaker: Milo Adkison, UAF SFOS
Plenary Speakers: Ken Belcher and Dave Natcher, University of Saskatchewan


You can signup and pay for the registration, WAISC/SWIM Social, and Keynote Address/dinner all at once. If you need to pay for the social and keynote/dinner separately from the conference registration, you can do so by completing the online registration process a second time, and selecting just the social/dinner options. Deselect the conference registration the second time if you have already registered so that you aren't charged twice for registration. Required fields (name, address, etc.) will need to be re-entered.

Online registration is now open!

WAISC 2016 poster
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Field Trips

On Saturday, March 12th, there will be free field trips to local geographical, historical and sustainable energy sites. Sign up for the field trips at the registration desk when you arrive at the conference.

WAISC travel scholarships and discounts

Travel assistance is being provided from URSA and Alaska EPSCoR; please see Travel Funding information to learn more (the application period has ended).

Conference questions?

For more information, email Tara Borland or call (907) 474-5536.

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