Date: Wednesday, 1 November 2023
Time: 9:00 am - 12pm (Alaska Time) Time Converter

Location: This will be a virtual event. Please register for Zoom login details.

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The ARCUS Annual Meeting is an important opportunity for our Members, Board of Directors, staff, and other interested individuals to meet, talk, and connect with one another around key Arctic research and education issues and collaboration opportunities. The agenda focuses on breakout discussions to encourage an rich exchange of ideas with potential collaborators from other institutions or disciplines. The meeting is an open event and you do not need to be an ARCUS individual member or institutional affiliate to participate—all are welcome!

Meeting Goals

  • CONNECT: Bring members of the Arctic research and education community together to meet, talk, and connect.
  • SHARE: Explore what ARCUS members are doing around a number of Arctic research focus areas.
  • ADVANCE: Identify actionable ways that the ARCUS community can work together and support each other.

Meeting Agenda

The meeting agenda in now available for download here.

Breakout Sessions

Breakout 1: Community & Citizen Science in the Far North

Breakout Leads: Keith Reimink (Denali Education Center), Kaare Sikuaq Erickson, Stacey Kangipneq Lucason (Kawerak), Janet Warburton (ARCUS), Lisa Sheffield Guy (ARCUS)

This breakout will serve as a space for individuals interested in or involved with Arctic research co-production, community-engaged research, and citizen science projects. The breakout will serve as a forum for participants to share information about the research that they and/or their communities have been involved with, discuss similarities and differences between projects, and to provide insight and peer support. In the first session, the breakout will focus primarily on hearing from participants about the diverse range of projects that utilize community participation methods. In the second session, discussion leads will invite the group to compare and contrast how different projects have worked to overcome common challenges.

Breakout 2: Building Multidisciplinary Research Collaborations

Breakout Leads: Stacey Fritz (Alaska Adaptable Housing), Katherine Ginsbach (Georgetown University), Victoria Herrmann (The Arctic Institute), Stacey Stoudt (ARCUS), Betsy Turner Bogren (ARCUS)

The first session of this breakout will focus on participant networking, identifying collaboration opportunities, and the group selection of 3-4 priority topics for focus group conversations. During the second session of this breakout, participants will be able to take part in collaboration development discussions around one of the prioritized focus group topics or, alternatively, continue their identification and exploration of a variety of multidisciplinary collaboration ideas and opportunities.

Breakout 3: ARCUS Institutional Member Connections

The first session for this breakout will feature lightning talk presentations from ARCUS institutional member representatives. These talks will provide an introduction to each organization’s Arctic research contacts, research activities, news items, and collaboration interest areas. Presenters for this session include:

Group A Presentations: (Hosts: Joshua Stein & Helen Wiggins)

Group B Presentations: (Hosts: Adrian Gall & Asa Rennermalm)

Session 2: The second session of this breakout will be a closed meeting of the ARCUS Institutional Member Representatives.

Code of Conduct

We invite you to take a couple moments to review the ARCUS Annual Meeting Code of Conduct to help ensure a positive experience for all participants.

Contact Us

For additional information or questions about the meeting, please contact Brit Myers at brit [at]

Agenda PDF