Association of Polar Early Career Scientists


We are pleased to announce that registration for the 77th Eastern Snow Conference (ESC) will open on February 15. The conference will be held at York University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, 9 – 11 June 2020. 

Full conference registration includes participation in the Tuesday night icebreaker, Wednesday oral/poster sessions, Wednesday evening banquet, and Thursday half-day oral sessions. Single day registrations include participation in the oral/poster sessions for the day.

  until April 15 after April 15
Full registration $275 $325
Student registration $150 $200
One-day registration $225 / $125 (student) $275 / $175 (student)

** all prices in Canadian dollars.

Please visit for more details and a link to the registration site. The local organizing committee is offering a free Blue Jays ticket (for Thursday June 11 afternoon game) for the first 20 participants to register! For questions regarding the registration website, please contact Kathy Young (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

Two keynote talks are planned for the meeting. At the icebreaker event, Dr. Josh Thienpont will present his talk entitled Following Franklin: The Victoria Strait Expedition and the search for HMS Erebus and Terror. At the banquet, Dr. Anna Abnizova will talk on Annual water management of navigation canals in Ontario, Canada. A tour of local drinking establishments will follow the banquet.

A small block of single rooms is reserved (until May 9) at the Schulich Executive Learning Centre on campus. Please contact them at 416-736-2100 x20325 to book a room, using the block confirmation number 311211. Additional on-campus accommodations are available as well; please contact York University Accommodation & Conference Services at 416-736-2100 x20325 / This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. There are a large number of local hotels as well which are easily accessible to campus via subway.

Thank you for your interest in participating in this year’s Eastern Snow Conference, and we look forward to seeing you in Toronto in June!

Krys Chutko (ESC VP) and members of the ESC local organizing committee.

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