The Arctic Frontiers 2014 conference will be in Tromsø, Norway, from 19 - 24 January 2014 with the theme "Humans in the Arctic". APECS is again a partner of the conference this year and one of the main contributor to its Young Scientist Forum activities. We are planning several activities in cooperation with Arctic Frontiers during the week of the conference so those of you who are planning to attend Arctic Frontiers 2014 keep watching our Arctic Frontiers page or go directly to the Young Scientist Forum. Here is what is planned so far:
a) Science Communication and Media Training Workshop on 19 January
Communicating science to a variety of audiences is an important skill all researchers have to learn. Whether you want to tweet about your current research project, give a talk to peers at a scientific conference, give an interview for the media or explaining your research to a school class, science communication is part of a researchers' everyday life. This workshop led by the Association of Polar Early Career Scientists (APECS) in partnership with Arctic Frontiers and the University of Tromsø will introduce participants to learning how to effectively communicate their science focusing on two main parts:
- Media Training: This part will introduce participants to insights on how to communicate their science to the media. It will also introduce them to the work of journalists, how they find a good scientific story and how they condense the complicated scientific research into a form that is understandable to the general public.
- Using Social Media and Other Creative Ways to Communicate your Research: Using Twitter and other Social Media are fun and effective ways to communicate your research. In this part of the workshop we will be talking about how you can do this and what possibilities are out there.
Registration for the workshop is open and you can register at on our Arctic Frontiers page and through the conference registration system. Please note that participation is limited to 35 participants and so please register as soon as possible!
b) Networking Reception "Arctic Games"
APECS is again teaming up with the Fram Centre and Arctic Frontiers to organise an "Arctic Games" networking reception on 21 January at 19:00! You can register for the reception via the conference registration system. Attendence is included in most conference packages. We hope to see many of you there!
c) School Outreach Events on 22 and 23 January
APECS is organising together with the Science Centre of Northern Norway (Nordnorsk Vitensenter Tromsø) and Arctic Frontiers two outreach sessions for schools in Tromsø.
d) Funding Panel on 24 January
Want to learn more about possibel sources for funding your research? APECS is organising a Funding Panel on 24 January from 13:00 - 15:00. Anyone is welcome to join us!
e) Poster Awards for Early Career Researchers
APECS is also organising the poster awards for the conference! So keep in mind when you are presenting a poster, that all posters of early career researchers are eligible to win an award!
We're looking forward to seeing some of you in Tromsø in January!