17 February 2010

The 40th Annual International Arctic Workshop will be held 10-12 March 2010 at the Winter Park Mountain Lodge, hosted by the Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research (INSTAAR), University of Colorado at Boulder. The meeting is open to all interested in the Arctic and Antarctic, and will consist of a series of talks and poster sessions covering past and present high-latitude environments, including climate, archeology, environmental geochemistry, geomorphology, hydrology, glaciology, soils, ecology, oceanography, and more..

This 40th Anniversary meeting will include a special session on Communicating Science to the Public: This half-day session on Thursday, March 11th will debate what roles scientists can and should play in public understanding of science, and will discuss strategies for successfully engaging with the public both directly and via news media. Invited participants will include policy scientist Roger A. Pielke Jr, journalism professor Tom Yulsman, journalist Hillary Rosner, and Dr. Randy Olson, filmmaker and author of the 2009 book Dont be Such a Scientist: Talking Substance in an Age of Style. Dr. Olson will also give a keynote address following the Workshop banquet.

A reception and registration is scheduled for Tuesday evening March 9th from 5 pm to 8 p.m. The main program is scheduled for Wednesday through Friday, March 10th to 12th. The Workshop Banquet and keynote talk are scheduled for Thursday, March 11th.

To help celebrate the workshops 40th anniversary, this years' meeting will be held at the Winter Park Mountain Lodge, in Winter Park, Colorado. The lodge is located at the Winter Park Ski Resort, a scenic two-hour drive from the Denver International Airport. Travel is straightforward: Direct shuttles to Winter Park run hourly to and from Denver International Airport. Please see http://instaar.colorado.edu/AW for details.

Submission of abstracts through the website will begin by late December 2009. The deadline for submissions is Wednesday, 17 February 2010. Presentations can be either a poster or a talk.

Registration through the website will begin by late December 2009. Professional registration will be $150 USD if paid by Wednesday, 17 February or $180 USD thereafter. Students presenting a talk or poster can register for free. Other students can register for $60 USD until Wednesday, 17 February or $180 USD thereafter.

We have arranged a block of reservations for conference attendees at the Winter Park Mountain Lodge. Please see http://instaar.colorado.edu/AW for details.

This workshop has grown out of a series of informal annual meetings sponsored by INSTAAR and other academic institutions worldwide. In keeping with this tradition, there are no formalized topics, and the workshop is organized around themes developed from the abstracts submitted for presentation. However, organizers can accommodate specific themes and arrange small group meetings. Please identify any special topics or needs by e-mailing ArcticWS@colorado.edu.

Student participation is a vital component of this workshop. A limited number of students giving a talk or poster will receive financial assistance, including registration and hotel support.

Support for student participation is subsidized by the U.S. National Science Foundation.

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