Anchorage Arctic Research Day

Thursday, April 26, 2018
Anchorage Museum
625 C Street | Anchorage, Alaska

Register online HERE. Onsite registration is located at Museum main entrance on C Street. NOTE: Please use public parking spaces or parking garages.

This event, organized by the Arctic Research Consortium of the U.S., the University of Alaska Anchorage, the Anchorage Museum, and the Institute of the North; will bring together members of the Anchorage-area Arctic research community to share information among the diverse research and creative community activities being conducted by a broad array of organizations, and to foster new connections and collaborations.

9:00a     Registration, Coffee, and Networking

9:30a     Arctic Research Day – Presentation of Program/Formal Welcome                             Auditorium

  • Audrey Taylor, Arctic Research Consortium of the United States, Board President
  • Diane Hirshberg, University of Alaska Anchorage

A Research Community

  • Mayor Ethan Berkowitz, Municipality of Anchorage

Overview of ARCUS

  • Bob Rich, Arctic Research Consortium of the United States

10:00a   Arctic Research Presentations                                                                               Auditorium

Fast-paced reports on Anchorage Arctic research by discipline

  • Herminia Din, Professor of Art Education, University of Alaska Anchorage
  • Ann Fienup-Riordan, Anthropologist, Calista
  • Elizabeth Hodges, Anchorage Museum, Scholar in Residence
  • Brian Brettschneider, International Arctic Research Center
  • Craig Fredeen, Cold Climate Engineering
  • Sheyna Wisdom, Fairweather Science
  • Richard Lanctot, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service
  • Joan Kane, Poet and MFA Faculty, Institute of American Indian Arts

11:30a   Speed Networking

Facilitated by Judith Owens Manley, head of the Center for Community Engagement and Learning at UAA

Intentionally random connections created to allow participants to meet others from across disciplines and sectors.

12:15p   Hosted lunch                                                  

  • Optional Tour of Arctic Studies Center
  • Informal Research Networking                                                                                                  Gallery

1:15p     Welcome to Afternoon Session – Anchorage’s Contributions to Arctic Research

  • Sam Gingerich, UAA Chancellor (UAA’s commitment to Arctic Research)

1:25p     Arctic Program Presentations                                                                                                    Auditorium

Ten-minute synopses of broader Arctic research programs and activities:

  • Molly McCammon, Alaska Ocean Observing System
  • Doug Causey, Arctic Domain Awareness Center
  • Nikoosh Carlo, Office of the Governor, State of Alaska
  • Nils Andreassen – Institute of the North
  • Tom Hennessy, Center for Disease Control/IARPC

2:25p     Open Space Roundtable Discussion                                                                                                          Atrium

Concurrent roundtable discussion groups—topics include: Relocation and Self-Determination/Human Rights, Health and Environment, Engineering and Design, Communication and Tourism, Urban Energy in the North: Building Resilience, Security and Catastrophe,   Practice of Sustainable Art and Environment, Resource Management & Fisheries, Resilience and Capacity, Education, Student Roundtable, Maneuver and Operations, Infrastructure and Equipment, Community Inclusivity and Engagement, Decolonization, Misunderstanding, and Failure, Participatory Methods and Traditional Science, Collaboration and Partnerships. For more information click here.

Students pursuing Arctic research will have an opportunity to share and discuss their interests at a dedicated roundtable.

3:30p     Operational Needs Panel Discussion – Applied Research and User Interests        Auditorium

Moderated by Randy “Church” Kee, Arctic Domain Awareness Center, Executive Director

  • Marc Luiken, Col, USAF (Ret), Commissioner, State of Alaska Department of Transportation,
  • Rick Bernhardt, Scientific Support Unit Manager, Prevention, Preparedness, and Response Program, Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation
  • David Martin, Deputy Director, Plans and Programs, Alaskan Command
  • CAPT Sean MacKenzie, Commander, U.S. Coast Guard District 17 Sector Anchorage
  • Col Anthony Stratton, Alaska Air National Guard, Director of Operations and Exercises (AK J3/7)

4:30p     Networking Break

5:00p     Arctic Research Summary and Keynote Dialogue: Future of Arctic Research

Moderated by Cheryl Rosa, U.S. Arctic Research Commission

  • Julie Decker, Anchorage Museum
  • Liza Mack, Aleut International Association
  • Cathy Coon, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Chief of Studies
  • Mara Kimmel, Municipality of Anchorage
  • Chris Rose, Renewable Energy Alaska Project

Optional tours of Art of the North galleries and/or Alaska exhibition

6:30p     Opening of North by North – Keynote Presentation

  • Julie Decker, Director, Anchorage Museum
  • Matthew Jull, University of Virginia, Arctic Design group

7:00p     Welcome Reception – North by North

                Film and music will be included as part of the evening opening events