Please come to the 50th International Arctic Workshop 2020 to share your research
with a broad community of Polar scientists


John Andrews

Celebrating the scientific legacy
of John T. Andrews

Founder of the Arctic Workshop, John T. Andrews has been a pioneer in advancing our understanding of Pleistocene ice sheets, their interaction with adjacent oceans, and their profound influence on the Earth system.


29 July 2020 - Hotel reservations (save more than $65/night). We suggest reserving even earlier as Boulder hotels fill up quickly.

12 August 2020 - Registration & Abstracts


  • Mark Serreze (NSIDC and CU Boulder): "Bering Strait: Links to the ocean, sea ice and the atmosphere."
  • TBA: additional keynote to be announced later.


All events in the SEEC Building
4001 Discovery Drive
East Campus CU Boulder

Saturday Aug 29
Reception 3:00–6:00pm

Sunday Aug 30
Presentations 8:30am–4:00pm
Pre-Dinner mixer 4:00–5:30pm
Workshop Dinner 5:30–7:30pm

Monday Aug 31
Early Career Panel 8:30–9:30am
Presentations 9:30am–5:00pm

Tuesday Sep 01
Presentations 8:30am–12:00pm
End of Workshop 12:00pm

Open Topics

The Arctic Workshop is open to all interested in high-latitude environments, including the past, present, and future

Previous Workshops have included presentations on Arctic and Antarctic climate, atmospheric chemistry, environmental geochemistry, paleoenvironment, archeology, geomorphology, hydrology, glaciology, soils, ecology, oceanography, Quaternary history and more. For an example of past presentations, visit the 2018 Arctic Workshop website

To help expand beyond the Workshop's traditionally strong focus on paleoenvironmental science, we especially encourage participation of researchers and students investigating topics such as

  • Changing permafrost landscapes.
  • Ice-ocean interactions and sea-level consequences.
  • Climate-ecosystem human health connections.

A tundra researcher measures organic layers in a soil core.

Latest Research

The abstract deadline is only a few weeks before the meeting. You can share your latest ideas and get valuable feedback

Unlike most meetings, you can present your very latest research. The abstract deadline is close to the meeting. So you'll hear about entirely new studies as well as updates since AGU, GSA, and other meetings.

Friendly Community

Interact with friendly first-time and veteran participants in a nice location

A relaxed, informal interaction is fostered by the Workshop's modest size, high proportion of students, shared meals, and single-track schedule. The Workshop will be held at the University of Colorado at Boulder in the Sustainability, Energy, and Environment Community building (SEEC).

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Student Support

Save up to $125 via discounted registration fees for students

Discounted registration is available to students from any country thanks to subsidized support from INSTAAR. Students will be provided with all the benefits of regular registration and are encouraged to attend the Early Career Panel on Saturday morning.

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