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2014 Arctic Science Conference

The 2014 Arctic Science Conference will be held September 27th–28th in Fairbanks, Alaska at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. The conference theme is Resilience and Adaptation: Interdisciplinary Research, Communities, and Health.

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Conference Description

Resilience and Adaptation: Interdisciplinary Research, Communities, and Health
The importance of the resilience of the people of the Arctic is little understood. Among the eight circumpolar nations are three of the four largest in the world in geographic area. The Arctic is becoming an important route for trade and commerce during the 21st century. It is necessary to observe and understand change in order to respond and adapt. Resource development and rapid climate change is impacting the demands on scientific research as holistic issues demand interdisciplinary approaches.

The Arctic Science Conference will include themes of interdisciplinary research, biomedical sciences, and artist impressions of the evolving north.

All conference sessions are open to the public and the public is welcome to attend. A special discounted general admission registration fee for the public is available.

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Abstract Submissions

Abstracts for the 2014 Arctic Science Conference are now being accepted. Click here to submit an abstract.

The call for abstract submissions is due August 20, 2014 at 5 p.m. Alaska time.

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Conference Schedule and Planned Sessions

All sessions will be held in Fairbanks in the Murie Science Building on the UAF campus.

The building is on Koyukuk Drive, diagonally across the intersection from the rear of the Museum of the North. The auditorium and classroom locations for the talks are on the ground floor, south end of the building. A copy of the UAF campus map can be found here.

Saturday, September 27th, 2014

Time: Event Description:
8:00 am Registration and Continental Breakfast
9:00 am Conference Welcome
9:15 am

Graduate Education and UARCTIC
John Eichelberger, Dean, University of Alaska Fairbanks Graduate School

9:45 am Integrating Art with Science to Build Science Identities Among Girls
Laura Conner, PI, Project STEAM
10:15 — 10:30 am Break
10:30 am

Biomedical Education and the One Health Initiative
Barbara Taylor

11:00 am

Physiology and Policy: Management Based on the Science Behind Adaptation and Resilience
Shannon Atkinson

11:30 am

Update on the Alaska Arctic Policy Commission
Representative David Guttenberg

11:45 am — 1:15 pm

Lunch (On Your Own)

1:15 pm — 3:50 pm

Concurrent Techical Sessions

  • Resilience and Sustainability: Energy and Policy
    Lawrence Duffy, Chair
    Location: Auditorium
  • Resilience and Sustainability: Community and Culture
    Todd Radenbaugh, Chair
    Location: Room 103
  • University of Alaska Biomedical Research Conference: One Health
    Kriya Dunlap, Chair
    Location: Room 105
  • Interdisciplinary, STEM and General Science Education
    Barbara Taylor, Chair
    Location: Room 107
3:50 pm


4:00 pm

Keynote: Role of Mitochondria in the Oxidative Stress of Alzheimer Disease
George Perry, neuroscientist and Dean of the College of Sciences and Professor of Biology at the
University of Texas at San Antonio

4:50 pm Presentation of the Sven Ebbesson Award
5:00 pm Poster Session and Reception

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Online Registration

Online registration will be available starting August 1, 2014. The early registration deadline is August 20, 2014.

The early registration fee is $150 for the full conference or $90 per day. There are also two discounted options for undergraduate students and members of the general public.

If you are interested in a singled day options, please use the drop down menu to specify which day you plan on attending. Please refer to the conference session schedule above for those considering registering for one or two days.


Conference Registration Options

Please select your conference registration option using the PayPal purchase system. Conference registration fees will appear on your statement under the "AAASARCTICD" merchant name.

Full Conference Registration

Undergraduate Student Registration

General Public Registration

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Alaska EPSCoR Travel Support

Alaska EPSCoR is pleased to be able to announce that will be providing competitive funding to a small number of presenters at the 2014 Arctic Science Conference.

  • Travel support will be available up to $700.
  • The online application can be found here.
  • To be considered for funding, applications must be submitted by August 18, 2014.
  • Decisions for funding will be communicated by August 20, 2014.

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Contact Information

For more information about the 2014 Arctic Science Conference please contact Gary Kofinas at gpkofinas@alaska.edu or Barbara Taylor at betaylor@alaska.edu.

For more information about the AAAS Arctic Division and division activities contact Larry Duffy, Executive Director of the AAAS Arctic Division at lkduffy@alaska.edu or 907-474-7525.

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