Association of Polar Early Career Scientists

Dear ArcticNet colleagues, collaborators and partners,

Building on the success of its previous Annual Scientific Meetings (video) (video), the ArcticNet Network of Centres of Excellence and its national and international partners invite the international Arctic research community to the International Arctic Change 2017 Conference (AC2017) to be held at the Québec City Convention Centre December 11 - 15, 2017.

Arctic Change 2017 will bring together leading Arctic researchers, graduate students, Northern community representatives, government and industry partners and stakeholders from all fields. During the week, the world’s foremost Arctic scientists will discuss the emerging global challenges and opportunities arising from climate change and modernization in the circum-Arctic. With over 1500 participants expected to attend, Arctic Change 2017 will be one of the largest trans-sectoral international Arctic research conferences ever held in Canada.

With over 60 Topical Sessions proposed, Arctic Change 2017 will be an outstanding opportunity to present your Arctic research, and network with a broad range of colleagues, collaborators and policy and decision-makers.

Abstracts for oral and poster presentations addressing all fields of Arctic research are now being accepted by completing the online abstract submission form.

The deadline for abstract submission is September 22, 2017.

Arctic Change 2017 is a 5-day Conference beginning with Student Day at 8:30 on Monday December 11, 2017. The official opening session of the Conference will be at 8:30 on Tuesday December 12 and the Conference will finish at 12:00 on Friday December 15, 2017.

The Conference Banquet will be held Thursday December 14 at the Québec City Convention Centre and is included with your registration.

Posters presented by graduate students are eligible for the Graduate Student Poster Awards. This year $7000 CAD in cash prizes will be awarded.

Students may also participate in the One Minute Elevator Pitch Competition – please find the details here: Arctic Change 2017 Student Day. Nearly $1500 CAD in cash prizes will be awarded.

The 2017 Photo Contest is now open and is a wonderful opportunity for Arctic researchers, students, partners and collaborators to share their photography talents and outstanding images of the circum-Arctic, its peoples, communities, landscapes, wildlife and research activities. Over $1500 CAD in cash prizes will be awarded.

Online registration for the Conference is now available on the Arctic Change 2017 website. Register before the early-bird deadline of October 31, 2017 to save on your registration fee.

Four conveniently-located Québec City hotels are offering reduced rates for Arctic Change 2017 with cut off dates varying between October 25 and November 10 2017 depending on the hotel. Both Hilton and Delta Québec are linked to the Québec City Convention Centre and the Québec City Marriott Downtown and Hotel Palace Royale are just across the street.

Considering room blocks often fill up before cut off date, we encourage you to book your rooms as early as possible by using the hotel reservation information provided on the Arctic Change 2017 website. Be sure to quote the Group Code when making your reservation by phone in order to take advantage of the Conference rates.

Additional information on the conference, hotel & venue, and sponsor/exhibitor opportunities is available on the Arctic Change 2017 website.

Please post and circulate this announcement among your national and international networks and we hope to see you in Québec City for an exceptional Arctic research and networking meeting.

Warm regards,

Leah Braithwaite, for the AC2017 International Organizing Committee

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