Obsidian pebbles from the Wiki Peak source in Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve. NPS photo by Jeff Rasic.

Conference Schedule

2019 Alaska Anthropological Association Meeting

Wednesday, February 27 – Saturday, March 2, 2019

NOME, ALASKA

DRAFT SCHEDULE

Wednesday, February 27

    • Registration and Information UAF Northwest Campus
    • AHRS Advisory Committee Meeting UAF Northwest Campus
    • Nome Discovery Tour ticket required
    • Opening Reception Richard Foster Building

Thursday, February 28

  • Sessions, Book Room, Poster Room UAF Northwest Campus
  • Luncheon ticket required Old St. Joe’s Hall
  • Tomcod Fishing Event and Mug-Up Pioneers Hall

Friday, March 1

  • Sessions, Book Room, Poster Room UAF Northwest Campus
  • Awards Banquet ticket required Old St. Joe’s Hall

Saturday, March 2

  • Sessions, Book Room, Poster Room UAF Northwest Campus
  • Alaska Anthropological Association Business Meeting UAF Northwest Campus
  • Helicopter Tour ticket required
  • Nome Discovery Tour ticket required
  • Fat Bike Tour ticket required
  • Snowshoe Hike ticket required
  • Belzoni Society Meeting Bering Sea Bar and Grill

 

Opening Reception
Wednesday, February 27: 7:00-9:00pm
Richard Foster Building

Join us to celebrate the opening of the conference with live music and refreshments. All conference attendees and community members welcome!

 

Luncheon
Thursday, February 28: 12:00-2:00pm
Old St. Joe’s Hall

Luncheon and Keynote Address “Inupiaq Language Journey” by B. Yaayuk Alvanna-Stimpfle, Kawerak Eskimo Heritage Program. $30 Purchase on Eventbrite.

 

Awards Banquet
Friday, March 1: 6:00-9:00pm
Old St. Joe’s Hall

Awards Banquet and Keynote Address “NOME: Anthropology of Space, Place, and Home” by Dr. Igor Krupnik, Smithsonian Arctic Studies Center. $50 Purchase on Eventbrite.

 

Tomcod Fishing Event and Mug-Up
Thursday, February 28: 6:00-8:00pm
Pioneers Hall

Head out to the Bering Sea ice with local fishing experts to try your hand at jigging for tomcod, an important winter resource for local communities. The Pioneers Hall will be organized as a warm-up shelter along with complimentary refreshments and live music! If you are NOT an Alaska resident, you must purchase a one-day Sports Fishing License to jig for tomcod: https://www.adfg.alaska.gov/Store/

 

Nome Discovery Tour
Wednesday, February 27 and Saturday, March 2: 3:00-5:30pm
Depart from UAF Northwest Campus Main Entrance

A 2.5 hour tour of the Nome area with dog mushing, gold panning, wildlife viewing, and historical city highlights. The tour will be led by the Mayor of Nome. $95 Purchase on Eventbrite and sign up for your preferred time at the registration desk in Nome.

 

Helicopter Tour
Saturday, March 2 with departures from 1:00-5:00pm
Depart from Bering Air

A one-hour helicopter tour provided by Bering Air with unparalleled views of the windswept coast, rolling tundra, rocky mountain slopes, and sheltered lagoons of the Seward Peninsula. $275 Purchase on Eventbrite and sign up for your preferred time at the registration desk in Nome.

 

Fat Bike Tour
Saturday, March 2: 2:00-3:00pm, 3:00-4:00pm
Depart from UAF Northwest Campus Main Entrance

Explore the winter Nome area by Fat Bike. The easy 12 mile route will depart at 2:00pm and follow the road around town out to Fort Davis where the Iditarod mushers come in. The moderate 8 mile route will depart at 3:00pm and go directly onto the sea ice and follow the Historic Iditarod Trail on its entrance into Nome. Fat Bike with studded tires, poggies to keep your hands warm, and helmets provided. Dress in warm winter gear. $25 Register by phone: Jeff Collins 907-304-1797

 

Snowshoe Hike
Saturday, March 2: 2:00-5:00pm
Depart from UAF Northwest Campus Main Entrance

Enjoy the wild beauty of Nome with a snowshoe outing in a wintery wonderland. Bring breathable layers, gloves/mittens, warm boots, hat (gear you will be comfortable in while active no matter the temps), and daypack for extra layer/gear, water, snacks. Snowshoes, poles, and transportation to starting point provided. Hike led by local nature experts. $60 Purchase on Eventbrite.

 

Dog Sled Event and Rides
Date: COMING SOON

Visit a local kennel, learn how dogs are trained for racing, meet former Iditarod dogs, and take photos with your favorite dogs. Enjoy a 5-mile/30-minute ride with local mushers on nearby trails. $80 Purchase on Eventbrite.

 

5th Thule Expedition Film Festival
Date: COMING SOON
Richard Foster Building 

 

Public Lecture from Great Nephew of Knud Rasmussen
Date: COMING SOON
Richard Foster Building 

 

Community Conversation with Inuit Scholars from Canada
Date: COMING SOON
Richard Foster Building 

 

REGISTRATION AND TICKETS ON EVENTBRITE: 46th Annual Meeting of the Alaska Anthropological Association