The third annual NNA Annual Community Meeting will be held in Anchorage, Alaska, hosted by the NNA-CO and Alaska Pacific University. We will be regularly updating this page with information about this exciting upcoming meeting.
|When||November 15-17, 2022 (Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday)|
|Where||Anchorage, AK & Online|
|Format||In-person, hybrid and virtual sessions, workshops, and trainings. Additionally, the meeting will include cultural events in the Anchorage area and an open Town Hall meeting to consist of in-person and virtual talking circles to discuss how the Arctic research community and partners can strengthen collaboration, coordination, and inclusivity within the NNA initiative.|
|For Whom||NNA researchers, research partners, Indigenous community and organization representatives, decision-makers, and others who have an interest in the NNA initiative. We will be accepting in-person attendees to ensure a diverse list of participants. Funded NNA projects are asked to limit in-person attendance to three project affiliates. If more wish to attend, please inquire about whether space will allow.|
|Registration||Registration will open in August. In the meantime, please sign up for our monthly NNA Community Newsletter (find the button link at the bottom of this page), where we are regularly sharing meeting information. You may also reach us at email@example.com to inquire about whether this meeting may be right for you.|
|Agenda||A detailed agenda will be available later this summer.|
- Sharing and communicating NNA research across knowledge systems, values, and priorities: This year’s gathering will provide opportunities for NNA projects at different stages of implementation to share what they are learning through their research. The meeting will provide opportunities for NNA research projects to communicate their purposes, approaches, science, results, and intended outcomes to diverse audiences of Indigenous community members, decision makers, educators, students, and fellow researchers. The goal is to create greater awareness of NNA research, identify new connections between and beyond NNA projects, and encourage the creation of tailor-communicated “engagement” materials (presentations, flyers, short papers, etc.). We will be soliciting contributions from NNA projects later this summer.
- Strengthening equity in Arctic research: As a direct follow-on to last year’s Annual Meeting, this theme will focus on discussing and sharing approaches and progress toward strengthening equity in research and fostering space for Indigenous leadership in research. Our goal is to create a cross-cultural space for having open dialogue across NNA researchers, Indigenous scholars, Arctic community members, and experts who specialize in assessment methodologies, including Indigenous evaluation.
- Centering holism within the NNA research initiative to achieve societal benefit: We aim to identify the critical elements and opportunities that may allow the NNA community to collectively enhance how we are able to support resilient and sustainable Arctic communities, while informing international collaboration, environmental stewardship, national security, economic development, and societal well-being. How can we work together across the Arctic to ensure that the whole of the NNA initiative is greater than the sum of our individual projects?