[AIW] CFP: UArctic Congress, University of Iceland, Reykjavik/Iceland, October 5-8, 2020

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Call for Proposals

UArctic Congress

University of Iceland, Reykjavik/Iceland

October 5-8, 2020


We welcome proposals for sessions to be held either during the UArctic
Congress program dates on October 6-7 or during a joint day with the Arctic
Circle Assembly <http://www.arcticcircle.org/>  on Oct 8. Sessions can be
comprised of dialogues and discussions, both oral and poster presentations,
as well as panel or round table discussions. Please note that sessions on
Oct 6-7 are 90 minutes, while sessions on Oct 8 are limited to 60 minutes.
Posters can be only presented in sessions held October 6 and 7.

Session proposals should include a short abstract on the session's planned
content, as well as a list of speakers and their topics. If possible, 50% of
the speakers should be confirmed at the time of submission; if not, please
describe what kind of process the session conveners will conduct for finding
and confirming the session speakers.

All sessions should strive for gender and geographical balance and to
include Indigenous and youth and early career scientist representation to
highlight both scientific and Indigenous Knowledge and views from the youth
(16-26 years old). In general, sessions run for 2 hours and can have several
conveners, however there must be one designated primary convener who will
also be the main contact person. All together max of 30 parallel sessions
will be organised with the possibility of 12 additional sessions depending
on the room allocations and content of sessions.

The UArctic Congress 2020 is part of Iceland
irmanship> 's chairmanship of the Arctic Council (2019-2021) with the theme
Together towards a sustainable Arctic highlighting the cooperation between
states and peoples of the region. The Congress will highlight three of
Iceland's priority themes:

*	Arctic Marine Environment
*	Climate and Green Energy Solutions
*	People and Communities in the Arctic

As such, sessions might focus on a particular priority listed below or its
sub-themes, as envisioned by the Program Committee. In addition one theme is
targeted especially to UArctic's member organisations and their activities
in joint education and research.  

1.	UArctic: A Platform for Joint Education and Research
2.	Arctic Marine Environment 
2.1. Plastics in the Ocean 
2.2. Blue Growth 
2.3. Safe and Sustainable Shipping
3.	Climate and Green Energy Solutions  
3.1. Climate Change 
3.2. Green Energy Solutions
4.	People and Communities in the Arctic 
4.1. Youth in the Arctic 
4.2. Gender Equality 
4.3. Resilient Communities (including economy, connectivity, health and
5.	Other

Proposals may ONLY be submitted via our online submissions form
<https://app.oxfordabstracts.com/stages/1383/submissions/new> . Please note
that you will have to register as a user in the system. The registration
will allow you to go back to your submission and also to evaluate and
accept/decline the session abstract at the later stage, if your session is
accepted to the congress.

The deadline for session proposals is January 31, 2020. Link
<https://app.oxfordabstracts.com/stages/1383/submissions/new>  to the
session submission form. 

Decisions on the session call will be announced in early March 2020.

If you have questions please contact:  congress.sessions at uarctic.org
<mailto:congress.sessions at uarctic.org> 


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