Abstract Submission for Posters

The poster abstract submission period is now closed.

The Arctic Futures 2050 Conference Organizing Committee invites abstracts for posters. Poster sessions will be held during each day of the conference as an integral part of the agenda and expansion of the plenary sessions.

Poster Themes and Topics

Posters will offer opportunities to provide specific information relevant to the main themes of the conference, including:

What We Know, How We Know It, and What We Still Need to Know

  1. Knowledge of the Arctic environment derived from field observations, Indigenous observations, laboratory measurements, or modeling.
  2. Policy initiatives, activities, and methods—from all levels of government.
  3. Descriptions of what we need to know to respond to a changing Arctic from Indigenous, scientific, or policy perspectives.

Sharing What We Know - Examples of What Works and What Needs Improvement

  1. Tools or processes for informing policy with science or Indigenous Knowledge.
  2. Tools or processes for informing knowledge holders and producers about policy needs.
  3. Approaches that have supported collaboration across disciplines.
  4. Ideas for addressing obstacles that limit collaboration across disciplines and geographies.


  1. Other topics relevant to collaborations needed to effectively respond to a changing Arctic environment are welcome.

Contact us at AF2050posters [at] arcus.org if you would like to present your work through another format, for example, through art or another creative platform.

Poster Guidelines

Poster Abstract Selection Criteria

Poster abstracts will be selected based on fit within the conference themes and the relevance to participants from different disciplines and perspectives.

Important Dates

20 May 2019 (11:59pm submitter's local time): Deadline for abstract submission
17 June 2019: Notifications of acceptance sent to authors


For questions about the poster sessions or content, please email: AF2050posters [at] arcus.org.

For technical questions about your abstract submission or the web form below, please email: webmaster [at] arcus.org.

Poster Format

Posters must convey information to conference participants with diverse backgrounds. As such, they should concisely describe main ideas in broadly accessible language. We strongly encourage using the below “big-idea” template, which focuses on a single big idea presented with no jargon, minimal text, and graphics that communicate and reinforce the main message. Thank you to Twila Moon and Marika Holland for use of this template.

Download Big Ideas Template (PPTX - 5.5 MB)

Download Big Ideas Template (PDF - 1.7 MB)

Posters must fit within an area 36 inches wide by 48 inches tall.

Push pins to affix your posters to the poster boards will be available on-site.

Authors of accepted posters will be strongly encouraged to also submit a poster file (PDF or PowerPoint), which will be posted online after the conference as part of the conference proceedings.

Submission Form

Use the form below to submit your poster abstract. Abstract text is limited to 200 words.

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