The Association of Polar Early Career Scientists (APECS) is proud to announce the much awaited 6th annual APECS International Online Conference to go live on 19 May 2020. This year’s theme, "Opening Doors: Collaboration across knowledge systems" aims to encourage collaboration between early career researchers, science communicators, educators, and local community members in polar and alpine regions.
The 6th edition of the APECS International Online Conference will focus on knowledge exchange among multidisciplinary scientists, local communities, educators and science communicators. In a fast changing world, we believe it is important to pair traditional knowledge, education, and outreach with science efforts to better understand present and future challenges to the polar regions. This sort of comprehensive approach is best achieved by incorporating knowledge from a diverse array of disciplines and perspectives and is especially important for guiding policy-making. Through this conference, we hope to gain a better understanding of the many ways that Indigenous knowledge, science communication, and art can benefit our research. With this, APECS calls for early career researchers, science communicators and educators to come forward with a short presentation outlining their approach for promoting collaboration in polar science. This year’s conference will also introduce online breakout chat rooms through the Zoom platform, to foster interactions between presenters and attendees and to enable future collaboration. Within our team, we have science communication experts that will assist as facilitators in these chats.
Event Date: 19-21 May 2020 (hours to be announced shortly)
Extended Abstract Submission Deadline: 14 April 2020