Annual Meetings & Arctic Research Community Reception

2017 ARCUS Annual Meeting

2016 Annual MeetingThe 2017 Annual Meeting will be held in conjunction with the American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall Meeting in New Orleans, Louisiana. Scheduled for Wednesday, 13 December 2017 from 6:00-7:00 p.m. (Central Time), the meeting will be convened at the Hampton Inn & Suites New Orleans Convention Center (1201 Convention Center Blvd, New Orleans, LA 70130) in the Riverside 1 Room. There will be a simultaneous Zoom web-meeting to enable participation of those who can’t travel to New Orleans. Please email bob [at] if you would like to participate remotely. All members and any others interested in Arctic research are invited to participate. In addition to organizational updates from ARCUS and members, the important election of the ARCUS Board of Directors will take place. If you would like to present about your Arctic research activity to members at the meeting, please send an email to bob [at] Following the meeting, all are invited to the Arctic Research Community Reception, to take place from 7:00-8:30 p.m. (Central Time).

Download ARCUS Annual Meeting Agenda (PDF - 23 KB)

Download 2017 ARCUS Nominating Committee Report (PDF - 33 KB)

Download ARCUS Annual Meeting Presentation (PDF - 6.8 MB)

Download ARCUS Council Meeting Minutes (PDF - 24 KB)

2017 Arctic Research Community Reception

2016 Community ReceptionThe 2017 Arctic Research Community Reception will be held following ARCUS' Annual Meeting, from 7:00-8:30 p.m. (Central Time) on Wednesday, 13 December 2017. Members of the international Arctic research community participating in the American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall Meeting are invited to join their colleagues in conversation, networking, and socializing. No ticket or reservation is required. You also do not have to be registered to attend the AGU meeting to participate. Open bar and light appetizers provided! The event will be held at the Hampton Inn & Suites New Orleans Convention Center (1201 Convention Center Blvd, New Orleans, LA 70130) in the Arctic Community Meeting Room (Riverside 1), which is sponsored by the National Science Foundation.

Additional support for the event has been provided by the International Arctic Science Committee (IASC), the Interagency Arctic Research Policy Committee (IARPC), the University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF), the U.S. Association of Polar Early Career Scientists (USAPECS), and Ice911 Research.

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2017 Reception Sponsorship Opportunity

We are currently seeking sponsors for the Arctic Research Community Reception. While we welcome sponsors of the reception at any level, Arctic Research Community Reception sponsors who make a contribution of $500 or more will be acknowledged in the following ways as a presenting sponsor for the event:

Presenting Sponsor Benefits ($500 - $2500)

  • Logo displayed on ARCUS Annual Meeting welcome slide
  • Special acknowledgement in ARCUS Annual Meeting opening remarks
  • Special acknowledgement in ARCUS Executive Director reception welcome
  • Logo or name listed on the ARCUS website (
  • Recognition in relevant event marketing and news announcements via ArcticInfo listserv announcement (5800+ subscribers), Witness the Arctic (8,600+ subscribers), Facebook (1411 followers), Twitter (2389 followers), etc.

Gold Sponsor Benefits ($2500 or More)

  • All benefits of a Presenting Sponsor
  • Opportunity to address reception attendees during the event
  • Table and easel during the reception to share materials
  • Recognition of name and logo on signage at the entrance of the reception

To make a sponsorship contribution, please visit our online donation page or contact Brit Myers at brit [at] or 907-450-1622. You may also download a hard copy of the the sponsorship donation form here: Sponsorship Form

Past Annual Meetings

ARCUS has held an Annual Meeting nearly every year since its inception in 1988. Historically, these meetings have taken place as independent teleconferences as well as face-to-face meetings in conjunction with other events, such as the Arctic Forum, the American Geophysical Union (AGU) Science Policy Conference, and the AGU Fall Meeting.

The meetings serve to gather members, the Board of Directors, and the staff of ARCUS together with other members of the Arctic research community and key agency personnel and policy makers.