14th Western Alaska Interdisciplinary Science Conference and Forum

“Adapting connections through shared knowledge, science, and experience”

April 21–22, 2022

New: the schedule of talks is available.

The 14th 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 year’s conference focuses on adapting connections for the communication of knowledge, science, and experiences.

The Southwest Interagency Meeting (SWIM) will be held Wednesday, April 20, in conjunction with WAISC.


Call for abstracts

The WAISC 2022 call for abstracts closed April 8.


Thanks to a generous sponsorship from Alaska EPSCoR, we are pleased to announce complimentary registration for the first 100 attendees to sign up for this year’s conference.

The registration fee after the first 100 registrants is $15.

UAF credit class—ENVI F150

WAISC 2022: Science and Humanities — Topics in Rural Alaska

The UAF Bristol Bay Campus is excited to be partnering with the Alaska Sea Grant Marine Advisory Program to offer WAISC as a credit class with the University of Alaska.

Earn UAF credit towards multiple academic pathways by attending this online conference. Sign up online using the forms below, and contact the UAF Bristol Bay Campus for assistance or additional information.

View/download the flyer

View/download the syllabus

Course registration form for high school studentscourse registration form for others

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