The main goal of the conference is to review our understanding of the arctic system in a time of
human-induced, 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.

The Organizing Committee would like your ideas on conference themes, topics, structure, or other suggestions relevant to the conference program. This is not a formal call for sessions, but rather an
opportunity for the broader arctic community to provide initial input to the conference planning. A formal call for abstracts will be forthcoming.

To submit a suggestion, go to the website and click on "submit a suggestion." The deadline for this initial community input is Monday, 14 September 2009.

The tentative conference program, registration, and call for abstracts will be available soon.

For further information, please contact:
Helen Wiggins, Arctic Research Consortium of the U.S. (ARCUS)