Dear ArcticNet colleagues,

The ArcticNet Network of Centres of Excellence of Canada and its partners are pleased to welcome the Arctic research community to Winnipeg, Manitoba for the 12th ArcticNet Annual Scientific Meeting (
ASM2016) to be held from December 5 – 9th 2016 at the RBC Convention Centre.

As the largest annual Arctic research gathering held in Canada, the ASM welcomes over 500 participants annually and is the ideal venue to present results from all fields of Arctic research and stimulate national and international networking and partnership activities. Scientists, policy and decision makers, representatives of government and non-government organizations, the private sector, Inuit and northern stakeholders and media are invited to join us at ASM2016 to address the global challenges and opportunities brought to the Arctic by climate change and modernization.

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS:

Abstracts for oral and poster presentations addressing all fields of Arctic research are now being accepted by completing the online abstract submission form available on the ASM2016 website. The deadline for abstract submission is Monday October 3, 2016. 

Anyone interested in organizing specific topical sessions should contact me as soon as possible at: 

Posters presented by graduate students are eligible for the Graduate Student Poster Awards.  

PROGRAM:

The ASM2016 is a 5-day Conference beginning with Student Day at 8:30 on Monday December 5, 2016. The official opening session of the Conference will be at 13:30 on Tuesday December 6 and the Conference will finish at 12:00 on Friday December 9, 2016.

The Conference Banquet will be held Wednesday December 7 at the RBC Convention Centre and is included with your registration.

ArcticNet is very proud to host the 2016 Arctic Inspiration Prize Awards Ceremony in conjunction with its annual meeting. This event will be held Thursday December 8 at 8:00 pm at the Centennial Concert Hall and will feature a performance by the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra and Nunavut Sivuniksavut. 

REGISTRATION:
On-line registration for the Conference is now available on the ASM2016 website. Register before the early-bird deadline of Monday October 31, 2016 to save on your registration fee. 

HOTEL:

Our host hotel for the ASM2016 is the Delta Winnipeg, ideally situated in the heart of the city and conveniently connected by Skywalk to the RBC Convention Centre and in close proximity to downtown Winnipeg attractions.  

Our block of rooms is guaranteed until November 7, 2016. Please book your rooms as early as possible by using the hotel reservation information provided on the ASM2016 website. Be sure to quote ASM2016/ArcticNet when making your reservation by phone in order to take advantage of the Conference rates.

VISIT THE ASM2016 WEBSITE:
Additional information on the conference, hotel & venue, and sponsor/exhibitor opportunities is available on the 
ASM2016 website.  

Please post and circulate this announcement among your national and international Arctic networks and we hope to see you in Winnipeg for another exceptional Arctic research and networking meeting.

Warm regards,

Leah Braithwaite, for the ASM2016 Organizing Committee

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