Association of Polar Early Career Scientists


Organizers invite registration for the Arctic Futures 2050 conference. This conference will convene 4-6 September 2019 in Washington, D.C. Arctic Futures 2050—convened by the Study of Environmental Arctic Change (SEARCH)—is an international conference designed to enhance collaboration between Arctic scientists from many disciplines, diverse Indigenous knowledge holders, and policy makers from all levels of government. Arctic Futures 2050 will explore opportunities for deeper dialogue and avenues to sustained collaboration.

Online registration for the conference is open through 3 September 2019.

The Arctic Futures 2050 conference will take place at the National Academies of Sciences Building in Washington, D.C.

Participants can visit the conference website to review updates to the conference program, read poster abstracts, and review participating speaker bios.

Background Materials and Participant Survey:

  • Scenarios: A SEARCH-led scenarios workshop helps frame the Arctic Futures 2050 conference. Prepare to participate in the conference by reviewing and considering the scenarios, available online.
  • Knowledge and Policy Interplay Diagrams: Arctic Futures 2050participants are invited to complete an optional four-question Knowledge-Policy-Interface survey to inform conference planning and post-conference products. Learn more and complete the survey online.
  • Intersection of Arctic Science and Policy Resources: Learn more about the intersection of Arctic Science and Policy by reviewing the background documents outlined in the reading list.

Special Thanks to Conference Partners and Sponsors:
Arctic Futures 2050 gratefully acknowledges the National Academy of Sciences for generously providing the venue for the conference.

Funding for the conference was provided by:

  • National Science Foundation (Arctic Sciences Section),
  • Department of Energy,
  • National Aeronautics and Space Administration (Terrestrial Ecology and Cryospheric Science Programs),
  • National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration,
  • Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation,
  • Pew Charitable Trusts,
  • American Geophysical Union,
  • Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, and
  • International Arctic Science Committee.

Partner organizations providing intellectual and in-kind support:

  • Arctic Frontiers,
  • ArcticNet,
  • Finnish Embassy to the United States,
  • Interagency Arctic Research Policy Committee,
  • National Council for Science and the Environment,
  • Students on Ice,
  • U.S. National Park Service, and
  • Wilson Center's Polar Initiative.

Special thanks also to the embassies (to the United States) of Canada, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, and Sweden, as well as the Greenland Representation in Washington, D.C. The Embassy of Finland was especially helpful in convening a meeting for us with their colleagues from other Arctic nations.

Registration deadline: 3 September 2019

For more information, go to:
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