UArctic Communications Workshop at Arctic Frontiers

Date: January 25, 2012. 1000-1630
Location: University of Tromsø, Teorifagbygget TEO House 4, room 4.213


10:00 Introductions from participants
10:15 Introduction to the University of the Arctic (Outi Snellman)
10:30 The Arctic Communications Landscape: short introductions from key actors
• Arctic Portal: Halldór Jóhannsson
• APECS: Jennifer Provencher
• GRID-Arendal: Lawrence Hislop
• Arctic Council Secretariat: Linnea Nordström
• Nordic Council: Marianne Neraal
12:00 Lunch
13:00 UArctic Information Services (Scott Forrest)
13:30 GoNorth student recruitment and promotion (Astrid Revhaug)
14:00 UArctic Thematic Networks (tba)
14:30 Coffee
14:45 Open Discussion
• UArctic Q&A
• Improving UArctic internal and external communication
• Future cooperation and new communications initiatives
16:30 Closing

Astrid Elisabeth Revhaug: +47 77644972
Ute Vogel: +47 776 23282
Scott Forrest: +358 40 849 9315

Participants will learn about UArctic's structure, information services and Thematic Networks. Participants are also invited to provide important feedback on how to better collaborate within the network. Besides, the workshop offers an opportunity to learn more about the arctic communication landscape, introducing key organizations and networks that UArctic collaborates with.

The workshop will be practical in nature - helping communications staff from our membership better understand the  University of the Arctic and also to improve its communication and information tools, both within the network and externally. The workshop program will include a review of major Arctic information networks and services, the exchange of news and events by UArctic members, how to promote northern courses and programs through the UArctic Catalogue, and learn how UArctic thematic cooperation works.