An invitation to Arctic researchers, stakeholders and decision-makers

ArcticNet will host its 12th Annual Scientific Meeting from 5 to 9 December 2016 at the RBC Convention Centre in Winnipeg, Manitoba. The ASM2016 will welcome researchers, students, Inuit, Northerners, policy makers and stakeholders to address the numerous environmental, social, economical and political challenges and opportunities that are emerging from climate change and modernization in the Arctic.

As the largest annual Arctic research gathering held in Canada, ArcticNet’s ASM is the ideal venue to showcase results from all fields of Arctic research, stimulate discussion and foster collaborations among those with a vested interest in the Arctic and its peoples.

2016 ArcticNet Photo contest

We are pleased to announce the launch of the 2016 ArcticNet Photo Contest. This contest is a fantastic opportunity for Arctic researchers, students, partners and collaborators to share their dynamic and eye-catching photos of the circum-Arctic, its peoples, communities, landscapes, wildlife and research activities. Over $1000 in cash prizes will be awarded. For more information, click here.

Arctic Inspiration Prize Ceremony

On the evening of Thursday, 8 December 2016 at 8 pm, all conference attendees are invited to the fifth annual Arctic Inspiration Prize Award Ceremony at the Winnipeg Centennial Concert Hall. In the presence of His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, the Governor General of Canada, please join co-hosts Canadian Olympian Clara Hughes and Andrea Brazeau of Nunavik for an exciting evening featuring a performance of Vincent Ho’s Arctic Symphony by the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra in collaboration with the Nunavut Sivuniksavut students. Admission is included with ASM registration and transportation will be provided.


Polar Knowledge Canada is pleased to host a Reception to celebrate Women in Northern Science Thursday December 8 between 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm. This event will feature complimentary hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar followed by a Panel discussion and informal interactive session in relaxed atmosphere. No registration is necessary - all are welcome!

Inuit Recognition Award and Northern Travel Fund

Call for nominations for the Inuit Recognition Award and the Northern Travel fund are now open! The focus of the Inuit Recognition Award is to recognize Inuit making strong contributions to meaningful Inuit involvement in Arctic research. As well, the Northern Travel Fund provides limited travel funding for Inuit to attend the ArcticNet Annual Scientific Meeting. For more information, please visit the Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami website.

We are calling on ArcticNet participants to nominate talented Inuit you have worked with or who would benefit from attending the ASM. For more information, please visit the Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami website.


Please note that Wi-Fi is complimentary at the RBC Convention Centre. Instructions will be posted here before the conference.

We look forward to welcoming you to Winnipeg for another successful ArcticNet Annual Scientific Meeting.

Register now for this year’s ArcticNet Scientific Meeting in Winnipeg.