The State of the Arctic Conference will be held 16-19 March 2010 at the Hyatt Regency Miami in Miami, Florida. The main goal of the conference is to review our understanding of the arctic system in a time of rapid environmental change. It will provide an open international forum for discussion of future research directions aimed toward a better understanding of the arctic system and its trajectory. Further information about the conference can be found at:

The Organizing Committee is inviting abstracts for oral parallel sessions and poster sessions. There are 18 session topics, organized under the main conference themes. The sessions have been structured to facilitate cross-disciplinary exchange and discussion. Each session is designed to incorporate abstracts from the social, physical, natural, and political sciences, and encourages multi- and cross-disciplinary submissions. Some abstracts might fit under more than one session--in such cases we encourage submission to the session that seems to offer the best fit. There is no cost for abstract submission.

The Organizing Committee and Session Chairs will refine the program and may change, create, or combine sessions, depending on the submitted abstracts. The Organizing Committee may also convene sessions on special focus topics, as appropriate. Abstracts will be reviewed as they are submitted, and authors will be notified of acceptance in January.

Abstract Submission Deadline: Monday, 14 December 2009

To submit an abstract, please go to:

To register, please go to:

For questions about abstract submission, contact:
Judy Fahnestock, ARCUS