Call for papers
11th Western Alaskan Interdisciplinary Science Conference and Forum
“Sharing Science and Knowledge”
Nome, Alaska • March 28–30, 2018
Hosted by UAF Northwest Campus, Nome, Alaska
Abstract submission closed Friday, March 9
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 2018 conference will highlight regional research efforts, community-based environmental projects, traditional knowledge and local expertise with a special emphasis on effective communication between these interest groups.
Organizers welcome submissions drawn from all disciplines that address questions and issues of concern to western Alaska communities. We ask presenters to focus a part of their presentation on how they effectively share and communicate their results or insights with rural communities and across cultural boundaries.
Abstracts for oral and poster presentations or workshops are invited and should be submitted by Friday, March 9, via e-mail to Claudia Ihl (firstname.lastname@example.org) as a Word attachment. Abstracts should be no more than 250 words for oral (15 minutes) or poster presentations and 500 words for workshops (up to 1 hr 30 minutes), single-spaced, and should include the following information:
Abstracts for oral or poster presentations
- Author name, title, email, and institutional affiliation
- Presentation title
- Research question, methods, data, and results
Abstracts for workshops
- Name of workshop leader and team members, their titles and institutional affiliation
- Workshop title
- Description of workshop activities, materials provided by the workshop team, other materials needed, anticipated length of workshop (up to 1 hr 30 min)
Notifications of proposal acceptance will be sent by Monday, March 12. If a proposal is accepted, the presenter must register for the conference in order to participate.
Claudia Ihl, Associate Professor of Biology, UAF Northwest Campus, Nome, (907) 443-8417, email@example.com
Gay Sheffield, Alaska Sea Grant, UAF Northwest Campus, Nome, (907) 443-2397, firstname.lastname@example.org