10th Western Alaska Interdisciplinary Science Conference and Forum (2017)

“Western Alaska: Islands in Change”

April 26–29, 2017
Unalaska, Alaska

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The annual Western Alaska Interdisciplinary Science Conference and Forum will be held in Unalaska from April 26–29, 2017 at The Grand Aleutian. Planning is underway, so check this space for updates.

There will be a free Aleutian Islands Waterway Safety Committee Informational Meeting (PDF) held in conjunction with WAISC, Wednesday, April 26th 2:00–5:00 p.m.


The agenda/schedule of events PDF (updated April 14) and abstract book PDF are now available for download.

Keynote/Welcoming Addresses

Keynote Speaker: Jeff Dickrell
Welcoming Day 1: Melissa Good, Vivian Viar, and Todd Radenbaugh
Welcoming Day 2: Peggy McLaughlin, City of Unalaska/Port of Dutch Harbor Welcoming Day 3: Leticia Pureza, Qawalangin Tribe

Conference registration

Online registration is now open. The registration fee is $100.

Early registraton by April 7 is required to have the registration fee cover the Wednesday night seafood buffet. Registrations received after April 7 will not include the Wednesday buffet, but it will still be available for separate purchase through the hotel.

All registrations will include the Thursday night dinner.

Payment by credit card during online registration is preferred. During online registration you have the option of selecting to pay by check, and then mailing a check to complete your registration.

Onsite/walk-in registrations must be paid by cash or check only, no credit cards.

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Conference questions?

For more information, email Melissa Good or call (907) 581-1876.