The main program is Wednesday through Friday.
Don't forget... Saturday is SKI DAY.


View the program as a PDF.
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UPDATE: the meeting will end at lunchtime on Friday afternoon.

Tues. Eve Reception & Registration

We will host a pre-Workshop Reception and Registration on Tuesday 6 March. It will be held in the Grand Lake Room at the Hotel. Timing is still being determined, but probably about 5-8 pm.

Check In

Tues evening or Wednesday morning

Check in during the Reception and Registration on Tuesday evening or at the start of the conference on Wednesday morning (both in the Grand Lake Room at the Hotel). At check-in, you will receive a packet including a Program & Abstracts volume, and other materials.

Giving a talk?

If possible, please load your PowerPoint presentations onto our mac or PC computer during the Tuesday evening Reception and Registration. Although there are additional opportunities to upload files on Wednesday morning and during breaks, these time slots are short.

Giving a poster?

Folks in the first poster session should put up their posters as early as possible, preferably during the Tuesday evening Reception and Registration. Please take them down at the end of the session so that those in the second round can put theirs up. Everyone will be given a poster time and location when you check-in. Thumbtacks will be available. Thanks.

Don't forget...
Saturday is SKI DAY.


Program & Abstracts Volume
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At check in, each attendee will recieve this large file on a USB thumb drive

Bonus feature: click any talk title in the program to see its abstract. Click the title again to return.

Wed. - Fri.:
Main Science Sessions

The main oral sessions will be held in the Shadow Mountain Ballroom at the Hotel. Poster sessions will be held in the nearby Grand Lake Room.

The number and types of sessions will be determined after the abstract deadline. Previous Arctic Workshops have included presentations on arctic and antarctic climate, archeology, environmental geochemistry, geomorphology, hydrology, glaciology, soils, ecology, oceanography, Quaternary history, and more. A traditional strength of the Workshop has been Arctic paleoenvironments.

Session Themes

The Arctic Workshop strives for a relatively small, friendly, and informal gathering, so there are no a priori formalized topics. Instead, the program is organized around themes developed from the abstracts submitted for presentation (See our 2010 website as an example) as well as special themes promoted by attendees.

Special Themes?

The Workshop encourages attendees to propose special themes for one or more sessions and asks that they gather at least several collaborators and colleagues to join them. Please email us with your ideas.

Group Meetings?

The Workshop can help arrange meetings that might precede or follow the main sessions as well as evening group meetings . Please email us about your needs.

Thurs. Evening Dinner & Keynote

Julie Brigham-Grette
Professor of Geosciences, University Massachusetts Amherst

"(Arctic) Confessions of a Woman Who Can't Say No"

Brigham-Grette will draw on decades of experience doing field work in Russia and other areas of the Arctic. Her informative (and perhaps amusing) talk centers on international collaboration, persistence and serendipity.

Dr. Julie Brigham-Grette has been teaching at the University of Massachusetts Amherst for 25 years. She has been conducting research in the Arctic for over 30 years including eight field seasons in remote parts of northeast Russia, participating in both the science program as well as dealing with complex logistics.

Brigham-Grette's research interests and experience span the broad spectrum from the regional stratigraphy of glacial and interglacial marine and glacimarine sequences in coastal environments, to continental shelf stratigraphy and paleoceanography, especially in the Bering Strait region. She has lead many research projects including being US Chief scientist of the Lake El’gygytgyn Drilling Program in Arctic Russia. That project helped improve understanding of terrestrial Arctic change since the middle Pliocene. She is a member of the university's Climate System Research Center.

Brigham-Grette has long emphasized teaching, advising, and mentoring of both graduate and undergraduate students (many of them women). And not just students from her university. She also mentors undergraduate students from four colleges near UMassAmherst. Brigham-Grette recently helped undergraduates from six colleges gain research experience by studying tidewater glaciomarine processes in Svalbard, Norway.

Field camp for deep drilling at Lake El'gygytgyn, Central Chukotka, Russia. April 2009.

Students conducting CDT casts at Kronebreen, Svalbard. Summer 2011.

Students in Kongsfjord, Svalbard. Kronebreen in background. Summer 2011.

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OPP- Arctic Natural Sciences Program

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