Where to register
On-site registration will begin 7:00 PM on June 9 at the
University of Alaska
The museum is located on the campus of the
University of Alaska Fairbanks.
Those who have pre-registered can picked up their registration packet
at the museum between 7:00 and 9:00 PM on June 9 or as noted below.
Individual registration packets will contain a name tag, tickets
to social events (banquet or tour) or meals for which you have
registered, and information about the Fairbanks area. A name tag
must be worn during the symposium for entry into oral and poster
On-site registration or pick-up of registration packets will
available during the following times and locations on the
University of Alaska Fairbanks campus:
|Monday, June 9||7:00 pm||9:00 pm||Museum|
|Tuesday, June 10||7:30 am||5:00 pm||Regents' Great Hall|
|Wednesday, June 11||7:30 am||5:00 pm||Regents' Great Hall|
|Thursday, June 12||7:30 am||5:00 pm||Regents' Great Hall|
An informal gathering will be held from 7:00 to 10:00 PM on June
9, 1997 at the University of Alaska Museum. Entry into the Museum
will be free of charge to those registered. The Museum is one of
the most popular tourist attractions throughout Alaska, so come
early and enjoy the world-class exhibits and a bit of history of
the Arctic region. This will also be an excellent time to meet
new acquaintances and renew old friendships.
Housing and food
Symposium delegates may stay in student housing located on the
University of Alaska Fairbanks campus. Single and double
accommodations are available. Prices and reservations may be
obtained by using the Housing Form
or contacting the Housing
Office. Delegates may also choose local hotels or bed and
breakfasts. Due to the distance from campus, you should plan on
renting a car if you choose staying off campus. Information about
off-campus accommodations can be obtained through the
and Visitors Bureau.
There are many good restaurants in Fairbanks, although few are
within walking distance of campus. A limited fast food cafeteria
is located on campus. For your convenience, two meal plan options
are available to delegates. The options are a lunch and dinner
package or a lunch package. Either option may be chosen on the
On the morning of June 10, 11, and 12, a free continental
breakfast will be available to all registered participants.
Breakfast will be served from 7:30 to 8:30 AM in the Regents'
Great Hall of the Fine Arts Building.
A banquet will be held the evening of June 12, 1997 at Gold
Dredge #8 in Fox, Alaska. The Dredge is a national historic site.
The cost of $40 will cover bus transportation to the Gold Dredge
an excellent meal, tour of the dredge, and panning for gold.
A post-symposium tour is planned for June 13, 1997. Cost of the tour is $50 and space is limited to the first 45 tour registrants. The cost includes a narrated tour, transportation, and a lunch at the Fox Roadhouse located in Fox, Alaska. This is an all day tour of research and engineering facilities around the Fairbanks area.
All sessions of the International Symposium on Physics,
Chemistry, and Ecology of Seasonally Frozen Soil will be held on
the University of Alaska Fairbanks campus. Plenary sessions
scheduled for the morning of June 10 and 11 will be held at the
Davis Concert Hall located in the Fine Arts Building. Oral
sessions will be held in the Davis Concert Hall, Fine Arts Theater,
and Wood Center Ballroom. Poster sessions will be located in the
lobby of the Regents' Great Hall. Concurrent oral sessions will begin
in the morning and end at 2:30 PM each day. Posters will be on
display during the day with authors present at their exhibits
from 3:00 to 5:00 PM.
The seasonally frozen soil symposium will commence at 8:30 AM
June 10, 1997 with a plenary session. The keynote speaker for
this session will be Dr. Peter Williams, distinguished professor
at Carleton University in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. His address
will be on "The seasonally frozen layer: Geotechnical
significance and needed research".
A second plenary session will begin at 8:30 AM on June 11,
with a keynote address given by Dr. F. Stuart Chapin III,
distinguished ecologist and professor at the University of
California Berkeley. His address will highlight the "Influence of
frozen soils on ecosystem processes and their sensitivity to
Oral sessions will begin at 9:40 AM on June 10 and 11 and at
AM on June 12. Concurrent oral sessions are planned for each of
the three days and will highlight research in physics, chemistry,
and ecology of seasonally frozen soils. There will be a
mid-morning and mid-afternoon break during these sessions, at
which time refreshments will be served. Oral presentations will
be scheduled every 20 minutes, thus registrants will have the
opportunity to attend other concurrent sessions.
Poster sessions will be held each day of the symposium in the Regents' Great Hall of the Fine Arts Building. Posters will be on display from 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM on the assigned day. Authors will be present to discuss their poster from 3:00 to 5:00 PM. Posters will be organized according to the symposium themes (physics, chemistry, and ecology) and correspond with topics discussed in the oral sessions.