2018 Western Alaska Interdisciplinary Science Conference and Forum

Sharing Science and Knowledge

March 28–30, 2018
Nome, Alaska

The annual Western Alaska Interdisciplinary Science Conference (WAISC) aims to bring together local and indigenous knowledge of subsistence–based communities and other scientific research relevant to the Bering Strait region, including environmental and health issues important to rural communities. This is the third time WAISC will be held in Nome. This year’s conference focuses on how science and traditional knowledge is effectively communicated within rural communities.

Agenda now available

The agenda and schedule is now available, including presentation titles and speakers.

Registration now open

Registration is open online. The registration fee is $75, and a ticket for the banquet on March 29 can also be purchased for $25. Residents of the Bering Strait region can enter code bering-res during checkout to have the fee waived.

Call for Papers

Submissions for abstracts for oral and poster presentations and workshops closed March 9. For more information, see the Call for Papers.

Travel funding

Stay tuned for information on financial assistance for travel.

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For questions

Claudia Ihl, Associate Professor of Biology, UAF Northwest Campus, Nome, (907) 443-8417, cihl@alaska.edu

Gay Sheffield, Alaska Sea Grant, UAF Northwest Campus, Nome, (907) 443-2397, gay.sheffield@alaska.edu

Hope to see you there!