The ASM2018 will bring together leading Arctic researchers, graduate students, Northern community representatives, government and industry partners and stakeholders from all fields. Throughout the week, the world’s foremost Arctic scientists will discuss the emerging global challenges and opportunities arising from climate change and modernization in the Arctic.


With over 50 Topical Sessions proposed, the ASM2018 will be an outstanding opportunity to present your Arctic research, and network with a broad range of colleagues, collaborators and policy and decision-makers. Abstracts for oral and poster presentations addressing all fields of Arctic research are now being accepted by completing the online abstract submission form.

The deadline for abstract submissions is September 7, 2018.


The ASM2018 is a 5-day Conference beginning with Student Day at 8:30 on Monday December 10, 2018. The official opening session of the Conference will be at 13:30 on Tuesday December 11 and the Conference will end at 12:00 on Friday December 14, 2018.

The Conference Banquet will be held Thursday December 13 at the Shaw Centre and is included with your registration.


Posters presented by graduate students are eligible for the Graduate Student Poster Awards. This year $7000 CAD in cash prizes will be awarded. Students may also participate in the One Minute Elevator Pitch Competition. Nearly $1500 CAD in cash prizes will be awarded.

The 2018 Photo Contest is now open and is a wonderful opportunity for Arctic researchers, students, partners and collaborators to share their photography talents and outstanding images of the circum-Arctic, its peoples, communities, landscapes, wildlife and research activities. Over $1500 CAD in cash prizes will be awarded.

For more information, visit the ASM2018 webpages.