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Organizers of the 2019 Anchorage Arctic Research Summit invite community members to Save the Date: Thursday, 2 May 2019. This event will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the Anchorage Museum in Anchorage, Alaska.

Event organizers include the University of Alaska Anchorage, the Anchorage Museum, the Alaska Arctic Domain Awareness Center, and the Arctic Research Consortium of the United States (ARCUS).

The Anchorage Arctic Research Summit (ANCARS) aims to spur innovation in how we study and understand the North. The event will provide an opportunity for Anchorage researchers to share their knowledge of the Arctic and to network with others in the community.

This year’s conference theme, “Transforming Research and Scholarship in the North" will be addressed in two morning sessions: "Transforming Research & Scholarship on Arctic Economic Security" and "Transforming Research & Scholarship on Arctic Environmental Security." Each session will feature a keynote speaker followed by a panel presentation.

During the afternoon session participants will engage in tabletop discussions that focus on creating interdisciplinary frameworks. Participants at each table will be asked to address a research challenge in the context of interdisciplinary effort.

Organizers invite abstract submissions for keynote and panel presentations on the focus of the two session topics: Arctic Economic Security and Arctic Environmental Security. Both topics are broadly defined to ensure a diversity and balance of perspectives, including perspectives rooted in Indigenous world views, non-traditional research methods, and/or framed in terms of gender.

Abstract submission deadline: 6:00 p.m. (AKDT) 25 March 2019.

For more information and to submit an abstract, please see the Google form: "Anchorage Arctic Research Summit Call for Presentations"

Further information, including participant registration and the event agenda, will be available soon through the Anchorage Museum website.

The tentative agenda is currently available as a Google document.

For questions, contact:
Daniel Ahrens
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