Conference Description

Dates:           September 5th-6th, 2013
Location:    Governor Hotel, Portland, Oregon
Agenda:     Download (10/21/13: links to presentation videos completed)

This year will mark the 4th annual Pacific Northwest Climate Science Conference. The conference provides a forum for researchers and practitioners to convene and exchange scientific results, challenges, and solutions related to the impacts of climate on people, natural resources, and infrastructure in the Pacific Northwest. The conference attracts a wide range of participants including policy- and decision-makers, resource managers, and scientists, from public agencies, sovereign tribal nations, non-governmental organizations, and more. As such, the conference emphasizes oral presentations that are comprehensible to a wide audience and on topics of broad interest. This conference is an opportunity to stimulate and showcase decision-relevant climate science in the Pacific Northwest.

Previous conferences were held in Portland in 2010, Seattle in 2011, and Boise in 2012. This year's conference will feature a keynote address by US Senator Jeff Merkley of Oregon, and invited plenary talks by several other distinguished speakers.

Registration for the conference is CLOSED

Fellowships: We should be able to offer a limited number of fellowships to cover the registration cost for full-time students, and for tribal members and staff, courtesy of the NW Climate Science Center. To apply, simply fill out the registration form BY JULY 19 and select student/tribal rate and provide the requested information.

Important Dates:

July 12         Abstract deadline
July 19        Application deadline for scholarship to students and tribal members and staff
July 19        Authors notified regarding acceptance or rejection of abstract
July 26        Fellowship applicants notified
July 26        Oral presenters notified, given one week to complete a short training requirement
                       on good presentation practices
August 2   Draft agenda
August 5   Early registration deadline
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