The Arctic Section of the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers (SNAME) together with Alaska’s Institute of the North (ION) is now well on the way to staging ICETECH 10, the premiere international conference on ships and structures in ice. The conference will take place in Anchorage starting with an opening icebreaker reception on the evening of Monday, Sept. 20, and concluding in the late afternoon on Thursday Sept. 23. We invite you to join in this exciting event through technical paper presentation, exhibition, delegate and accompanying person attendance, or sponsorship participation or all of the above.

The key dates for ICETECH 10 are as follows:

Abstract Submission Deadline:
20 February 2010

Abstract Acceptance:
5 April 2010

Early Registration Discount:
20 May 2010

Technical Paper Submission for Review Deadline:
20 May 2010

Notification of Acceptance or Revisions:
20 June 2010

Publication Copy Deadline:
20 July 2010

Conference Begins: Monday evening
20 September 2010

Conference Ends: Thursday afternoon
23 September 2010

The theme of the conference is Performance of Ships and Structures in Ice but we are including the hot topics of global warming, geopolitics and future expectations for the Arctic through participation of Arctic Marine Shipping Assessment (AMSA) and other experts.

We are holding the conference at a very scenic location in the heart of Alaska, fully serviced at the well known five-star Hotel Captain Cook, with opportunities to tour both local cultural centers as well as more extended tours to various spectacular Alaskan natural locations. At our venue, conference and exhibition, accommodations, recreation, and dining facilities are provided while still affording plenty of opportunity for tours before and after the conference and for accompanying persons during the conference.

You are invited to review the detailed information on our website--preliminary program, social functions, tours, accommodations; with online conference registration package including meals, accommodations, and various participation options available soon. And we truly hope you will honor us by registering and following up with participation in this exciting international exhibition and conference!

Best regards from the Organizing Committee ICETECH 10—we look forward to your participation!