Association of Polar Early Career Scientists


The ArcticNet Network of Centres of Excellence and its national partners invite the Arctic research community to the Annual Scientific Meeting (ASM2019) to be held at the Halifax Convention Centre, December 2 - 5, 2019. The ASM2019 will bring together leading Arctic researchers, graduate students, Northern community representatives, government and industry partners and stakeholders from all fields.


With over 50 Topical Sessions proposed, the ASM2019 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 acceptedPlease click here to see all the sessions and submit an abstract.

The deadline for abstract submissions is September 30, 2019. 


The ASM2019 is a 4-day Conference beginning with Student Day on Monday December 2, 2019. The official opening session of the Conference will be at 9:00 on Tuesday December 3 and the Conference will end with the Gala Banquet Ceremony on Thursday, December 5, 2019.


Posters presented by graduate students are eligible for the Graduate Student Poster Awards

The 2019 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. 


Online registration for the Conference is now available. Register before the early-bird deadline of October 18, 2019 to save on your registration fee.

Information on the stay in Halifax 

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