2020 Western Alaska Interdisciplinary Science Conference and Forum
“Visions for the Future”
April 2–4, 2020
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 Western Alaska; including economic, ecological, social, and health issues important to rural communities. This is the fourth time WAISC will be held in Dillingham, and this year’s conference focuses on the future threats and opportunities in the face of a changing climate.
The South West Interagency-Fish Meeting (SWIM) and Arctic AAAS Conference will be held in conjunction with WAISC.
- Social and ecological effects of climate change
- Sustainable energy
- Pebble Mine
- Topics in rural education
- Sustaining community: local arts, culture, and subsistence
- Topics in rural waste management
Call for papers
The WAISC 2020 call for papers is now available. Abstract submissions for oral and poster presentations are due March 2, 2020.
Online registration is now open. The registration fee is $130, or $105 early registration until March 15, 2020. Residents of the Bristol Bay region can enter code bristolbay during checkout to have the registration fee waived. The Friday banquet is included for those paying the registration fee, but if you are claiming the resident fee waiver and wish to attend the banquet, please select the option to purchase a $30 banquet ticket during online registration. Other attendees can also use this option to purchase a second ticket for a guest. Attendees paying the full registration fee should not purchase a banquet ticket for themselves.
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- Gabe Dunham, Alaska Sea Grant, UAF Bristol Bay Campus, (907) 842-8321
- Dr. Todd Radenbaugh, Environmental Science Professor, UAF Bristol Bay Campus, (907) 842-8363
Hope to see you there!