North American Caribou Workshop
Arctic Ungulate Conference



Anchorage, Alaska

The 2023 meeting will be held from May 8 to 12. We’ll update this page as new information becomes available.

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The content organizing committee for the joint North American Caribou Workshop and Arctic Ungulate Conference (Anchorage, AK, May 2023) is seeking proposals for symposia* and workshops**. 

All proposals related to the management, ecology, and research of caribou or Arctic ungulates will be considered, with an emphasis on those related to the conference theme of “Crossing Boundaries”. This theme recognizes that Arctic ungulates regularly cross landscape boundaries, connecting ecological processes between different systems, and necessitating partnerships across management jurisdictions. An increasingly critical component of such partnerships involves crossing the boundaries of Western science and Indigenous knowledge to identify creative opportunities to manage and sustain Arctic ungulate populations in a changing world.

Given the conference theme, we particularly welcome proposals that incorporate approaches, speakers, and information from both Western science and local, traditional, and Indigenous knowledge types. We also welcome creativity in the session topics and formats.

Proposals are due by May 27th 2022, and can be submitted to Please title the subject of your submission as “Session Proposal”. Applicants will be notified by June 30th 2022.

Proposals should include the following information:
·         Session type (symposia or workshop)
·         Title
·         Organizer(s)
·         Preferred session length (1-3 hours for symposium; half or full day workshop)
·         Description of session
·         Name of proposed speaker(s), topics they would address, and why they are a good fit
·         Maximum attendance (only for workshops)
·         Technology/Set-up needs (only for workshops)

* Symposia are broadly defined to include organized sets of talks around a common theme.
** Workshops are intended to provide a more in-depth training, demonstration, or discussion. Possible topics could include talking circles, new statistical techniques, sharing of artistry related to ungulates, storytelling and more. 


Thanks so much,
NACW-AUC Organizing Committee  


While many of the meeting activities are funded through conference registration fees, we are seeking sponsorships to expand the opportunities available to conference attendees. Such funds could help support participation by students and residents of rural communities, provide increased cultural learning opportunities, and enhance settings for networking and connection.

A joint meeting of the North American Caribou Workshop and Arctic Ungulate Conference will be held in Anchorage, Alaska.