An invitation to Arctic researchers, stakeholders and decision-makers

NEW:    Conference Program

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NEW:    Oral Presentation and Poster Abstracts

ArcticNet will host its 12th Annual Scientific Meeting from 5 to 9 December 2016 at the RBC Convention Centre in Winnipeg, Manitoba. The ASM2016 will welcome researchers, students, Inuit, Northerners, policy makers and stakeholders to address the numerous environmental, social, economical and political challenges and opportunities that are emerging from climate change and modernization in the Arctic.

As the largest annual Arctic research gathering held in Canada, ArcticNet’s ASM is the ideal venue to showcase results from all fields of Arctic research, stimulate discussion and foster collaborations among those with a vested interest in the Arctic and its peoples.

Get the mobile app!

The ArcticNet ASM2016 App is free and compatible with iPhone, Android, Windows Mobile as well as tablets. Go to the App Store, Google Play Store or Windows Store, search ‘arcticnet’ and install. You will find all the details regarding ASM2016 available and will be able to plan your Agenda as well as receive notifications of events or changes. See the attached guide for more information.

Complimentary Wi-Fi at the RBC Convention Centre

Login instructions:

  1. Select the #TELUS network name from your device’s Wi-Fi settings menu.
  2. Open your browser and you will be automatically re-directed to the TELUS Wi-Fi registration page.
  3. Enter your email address and agree to the TELUS Wi-Fi Service Terms.

Once you have registered, you can connect seamlessly to all TELUS Wi-Fi locations during the conference. If you require assistance please contact the Telus support line directly at: 1‑855-200-WIFI (9434).

‘Evening at the WAG’ Inuit Art Exhibit

A few blocks from the RBC Convention Centre, the Winnipeg Art Gallery (WAG) is pleased to offer ASM2016 delegates free admission (with conference badge) to a Conference-only showing of their special exhibit Our Land: Contemporary Art from the Arctic Dec. 6 at 7:30pm.

Inuit Culture Night

You are invited to join Kate Snow and co-presenters from the Eastern and Western Canadian Arctic to the ASM2016 Inuit Culture Night. The focus this year will be on the connections among sustainable use and conservation of native food resources, food security and Arctic research. This event is being generously hosted by the Winnipeg Art Gallery December 6 from 7:30-9:30 pm in the Skylight Room. There will be light snacks and beverages available.

Arctic Inspiration Prize Ceremony

On the evening of Thursday, 8 December 2016 at 8 pm, all conference attendees are invited to the fifth annual Arctic Inspiration Prize Award Ceremony at the Winnipeg Centennial Concert Hall. In the presence of His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, the Governor General of Canada, please join co-hosts Canadian Olympian Clara Hughes and Andrea Brazeau of Nunavik for an exciting evening featuring a performance of Vincent Ho’s Arctic Symphony by the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra in collaboration with the Nunavut Sivuniksavut students. Admission is included with ASM registration and transportation will be provided.


Polar Knowledge Canada is pleased to host a Reception to celebrate Women in Northern Science Thursday December 8 between 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm. This event will feature complimentary hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar followed by a Panel discussion and informal interactive session in relaxed atmosphere. No registration is necessary - all are welcome!

What’s New at the Zoo?

The Assiniboine Park Zoo has partnered with ArcticNet to offer ASM2016 attendees a 50% discount on admission to the Assiniboine Park Zoo (from December 5 to 9, 9:00 am-4:00 pm). This is a wonderful opportunity to see their award-winning 'Journey To Churchill' exhibit, home to the most comprehensive collection of northern species in the world of its kind - including Ursus maritimus, Ovibos moschatus, Vulpes lagopus and Rangifer tarandus. Just present your ASM2016 badge to take advantage of this offer. ASM2016 attendees should purchase Zoo tickets online using the Promo Code: ArcticNetInc and present their badges for entrance.

We look forward to welcoming you to Winnipeg for another successful ArcticNet Annual Scientific Meeting.

Register now for this year’s ArcticNet Scientific Meeting in Winnipeg.