Planned thematic sessions include:

  • Coastal and Rural Communities: Vulnerabilities and Adaptations;
  • Oil and Gas Development: Balancing Interests with Sustainability;
  • The Future of Marine Ecosystems;
  • Freshwater Systems: Hydrological Security in the Face of Rapid Change; and
  • Local, Traditional and Indigenous Knowledge.
Special conference rates have been negotiated with various Fairbanks hotels for lodging during the symposium. Symposium attendees are responsible for their own lodging and expenses, and should contact hotels directly. These room rates are available until Sunday, 15 February 2009. Details are below:

Westmark Fairbanks Hotel
Phone: 907-456-7722
Price: $74.00 + Tax

Spring Hill Suites Marriott
Phone: 907-729-0654
Price: $75.00 + Tax

Pike's Waterfront Lodge (please reference "leader 272383")
Phone: 907-456-4400
Price: $70.00 + Tax

Princess Fairbanks Hotel
Phone: 907-455-5022
Price: $69.00 + Tax

Alpine Lodge
Phone: 907-328-6300
Price: $69.00 + Tax

Comfort Inn
Phone: 907-479-8080
Price: $69.00 + Tax

Super 8 Hotel
Phone: 907-451-8888
Price: $70.00 + tax

Six meals and the Opening Evening Reception are included in the symposium registration fee. To register, please use the online registration form available at:

For further information, please contact:

Fred Sica
Director of Business and Research Development
Phone: 208-524-4800