15th Western Alaska Interdisciplinary Science Conference and Forum
“Reuniting through shared science, arts and humanities”
April 5–6, 2023 • SWIM April 3–4
The 15th annual Western Alaska Interdisciplinary Science Conference (WAISC) will bring together people invested in the ways of life and issues important to rural communities in Western Alaska, including economic, ecological, social, and health. We do this through sharing of observations and scientific research, including from Indigenous and local knowledge.
The Southwest Interagency Meeting (SWIM) will be held Wednesday, April 3–4, in conjunction with WAISC.
Save the date!
Welcome everyone! The Western Alaska Interdisciplinary Science Conference (WAISC) is pleased to invite you to save the date for the upcoming event, which will be held April 5–6 in Dillingham at the Bristol Bay Campus. As is recent tradition, the Southwest Interagency Meeting (SWIM) will be held on the days prior, April 3–4. Please make travel plans accordingly and book in advance—there is typically only one flight per day to and from Dillingham on those dates.
WAISC 2023 will take place in person. In addition, we are providing videoconference access for attendees that are unable to travel to Dillingham. This arrangement will create an environment that focuses on participant engagement and collaboration, while allowing those who are unable to travel to access to the presentations and participate. It has been wonderful to meet so many colleagues and students face-to-face over this last semester, and we plan to continue the interaction this spring in Bristol Bay.
- Climate Change and Environment
- Natural Sciences
- Sustainable Energy
- Education in Rural Alaska
- Joining Arts, Sciences and Humanity in Rural Alaska
Call for abstracts
The call for abstracts will be released January 2023.
Registration information will be available January 2023.
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- Eric Goddard, UAF Bristol Bay Campus
- Eric Goddard (UAF Bristol Bay Campus; Conference chair and Climate Change and Environment session chair)
- Tav Ammu (Alaska Sea Grant; Conference co-chair and Natural Sciences session chair)
- Sue Flensburg (Climate Change and Environment session co-chair)
- Chandler Kemp (UAF Bristol Bay Campus; Sustainable Energy session chair)
- Deven Lisac (UAF Bristol Bay Campus; student services and activities coordinator)
- Kathy Kysar (UAF Bristol Bay Campus; Education in Rural Alaska session chair)
- Truett Cawlfield (U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service; Natural Sciences co-chair and SWIM conference contact)
- Aihs Palmer (University of Alaska Fairbanks; Joining Arts, Sciences and Humanity in Rural Alaska session chair)