December 11 - 15, Québec City Convention Centre, Québec, Canada

Call for Sessions

The Arctic Change 2017 Organizing Committee invites proposals for Topical Sessions of interest to the Arctic research community. Proposals should identify at least two Co-Chairs planning to attend the Conference. Session proposals including (and from) Early Career Researchers as co-Chairs are encouraged. Session proposals should include an informative title (max 150 characters) and a short description (less than 2500 characters). Descriptions should be broad enough to include all interested researchers, regardless of affiliation or research background. Please submit session proposals online using the Session Submission Form.

Session proposals are being accepted until Wednesday May 17, 2017.

General Topics

Arctic Change 2017 will be a major international venue for scientific exchange across broad Arctic research disciplines in natural, human health and social sciences. General topics to be addressed include but are not restricted to:

Session Format

Individual 90-min sessions will be in groups of six 15-min talks, or five talks with one double-length (30-min) talk available at the discretion of the co-chairs. If needed, more than one individual 90-min session can be requested by proponents. Chairs may designate up to two presenters as “Invited” in each session. Invited presenters are still required to submit an abstract and pay registration fees. Chairs may choose to use the 30-min talk for an overview. Sessions will be scheduled by the International Organizing Committee after abstracts have been received.

Call for Abstracts

The Call for Abstracts for plenary and topical sessions will be issued in June 2017, once the selection of topical sessions is finalized. The deadline for abstract submission will be September 8, 2017. Abstracts will be accepted for both oral and poster presentations. Presentations will be selected to cover diverse fields of Arctic research. A good balance of junior and senior scientists will also be encouraged. Given the limited number of oral presentation slots available, the International Organizing Committee, in collaboration with session chairs, may assign some abstracts to the poster session. Both oral and poster presentations carry equal weight and abstracts will be published for both. Authors will be informed of the final format of their presentation in October 2017.

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